Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2003 Apr; 36(2): 359-81.
Alternative medications and other treatments for tinnitus: facts from fiction.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Henry Ford Health System, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA. [email protected]
Tinnitus is a significant medical problem affecting approximately 50 million Americans, 12 million of them severely. Once a thorough evaluation has been performed by a qualified otolaryngologist, and no life-threatening pathology has been identified, the opportunity for treatment exists. Treatment options are extensive and range from approved protocols to anecdotal remedies. Although tinnitus may not miraculously disappear, many therapeutic options exist that may help to make the tinnitus more manageable.