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Does Tinnitus Go Away?

Written by AudioNotch Team on August 01, 2014

This is definitely a question that’s at the forefront of someone’s mind if they’ve just recently acquired the symptom of tinnitus.

First things first – if you develop tinnitus:┬áseek the evaluation of a doctor.┬áSome medical causes of tinnitus are reversible and some can be harbingers of serious illness (in rare cases, brain tumours like acoustic neuromas).

So: what does medical science say about the natural history of tinnitus (that is, the common progression of this symptom)?

Natural course

Noise-induced tinnitus can be acute or chronic. Acute tinnitus can last from a few minutes to … Continue Reading

Does Tinnitus Go Away?

Written by AudioNotch Team on June 28, 2012

Categories: Tinnitus

The short answer is:

1. Yes, sometimes.

I did a brief literature search for “tinnitus remission,” and it seems that there is a paucity of research on the question of spontaneous remission. When people pose the question “Does Tinnitus Go Away?” they are usually referring to instances where a person has developed chronic tinnitus lasting for several months, and are wondering if there is a chance of spontaneous resolution. Regrettably, I was unable to find any population based data on this question. In the case of a concertgoer or clubgoer who is suddenly experiencing tinnitus at 3AM having just left a loud … Continue Reading