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How Do I Stop the Ringing In My Ears?

A hearing aid specialist with the Hear Again America Co. places a hearing aid on an ear on Oct. 20, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

A hearing aid specialist with the Hear Again America Co. places a hearing aid on an ear on Oct. 20, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images North America

Hi folks, it’s Kristen in New York. This week a reader inquires about the best way to treat her husband’s tinnitus. But first...

My husband suffers from severe tinnitus. It may have been brought on by Covid. It is very hard to find any reliable information on tinnitus treatments or symptom management. What is the best way to diagnose and treat it? Susan

Tinnitus is a condition in which you persistently hear ringing or other noises in one or both ears. It’s increasingly common as we age. It’s also an ailment popular among self-described medical experts promoting unproven treatments on the internet.