Sunday, September 03, 2006

Tinnitus Treatment

Q. If you don't recommend anyone locally, how can I get treatment for my tinnitus? (Brookline, Mass.) A. Just because I don't recommend someone locally doesn't mean there isn't someone competent to treat tinnitus nearby. It simply means that I'm not putting my name on anyone in that locale until I see results. (Someone asks us for help. That person sees their medical practitioner. That person gets valuable help. Then we watch for a second opinion. It's that simple. Tinnitus is so complicated to "treat" because no one was trained to treat tinnitus in medical school, in college...nowhere.... because there were no answers. That fact is now we have a lot of answers. Unfortunately because the problem typically is within the brain, it's not normally going to be an answer solved by an ENT or otolaryngologist. They aren't lying when they say there is nothing they can do. They are being genuine and frank. Take it at face value.