Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)


Tinnitus is the sensation of sound in the ear that does not correlate to an external stimulus. It can vary in pitch, loudness and severity. Some forms of tinnitus are pulsatile and sound like a heartbeat. Others are more like white noise. Tinnitus can have many underlying causes, but the most common is hearing loss. Even if you have not noticed a decrease in your hearing, a hearing test is always recommended when you have tinnitus.

Other causes of tinnitus include ear infections, high blood pressure, spasms of the muscles in the middle ear, vascular tumors in the ear, exposure to certain drugs or toxins, vascular disease, autoimmune diseases, acoustic neuromas, vitamin deficiencies and metabolic abnormalities. In some cases the cause of tinnitus cannot be determined, but there are tinnitus treatments available.

Orange Coast ENT Head & Neck Surgery provides full medical evaluations for the underlying cause of tinnitus, as well as tailored therapy for treatment of tinnitus. Recommended treatment may include using a hearing device, masking sounds, music therapy, acupuncture or biofeedback/stress reduction.


Welcome to OC Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgery.

Leading Specialized Head and Neck Surgeons in Irvine and all of Orange County




We provide comprehensive medical and surgical ear, nose, and throat care for adults and children. Our in-office services include balloon sinuplasty to immediately relieve sinusitis, CT scans of the ears and sinuses, as well as allergy testing and immunotherapy. We also offer complete state-of-the-art hearing evaluations and hearing aid fittings. We perform surgeries at Hoag Hospital in Irvine and Newport Beach, Mission Hospital, CHOC Children’s Hospital, and Long Beach Memorial Hospital.

We focus on individualized care and on developing trusting relationships with our patients. We never rush an appointment and we empower our patients with full understandings of each diagnosis. We look forward to meeting you!


Diagnose and treat all medical ear, nose, and throat concerns

Perform all specialized surgical procedures to address medical head, neck, ear, nose, and throat issues

Conduct all diagnostic and advanced hearing test with individualized hearing and fitting


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Orange Coast ENT Head and Neck Surgery
16100 Sand Canyon Avenue, Suite 230 A
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-243-7787
Fax: 949-715-0504

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