The “Why” of Tinnitus

If you’re experiencing a persistent ringing in the ears, you are not alone. About 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus. That translates to 20 percent of the population, making it one of the most common health complaints in Santa Barbara. We can’t call it a physical condition – it’s technically a symptom of another underlying

Can You Be Making Your Tinnitus Worse?

About one in five people in Santa Barbara has tinnitus. This ringing in the ears occurs as a result of damage to the sensory nerves in the inner, called hair cells. Unfortunately, once the nerve cells are destroyed, they cannot regenerate. Tinnitus has no cure, but there are strategies that allow you to manage it