Usually, your doctor will diagnose tinnitus based on your symptoms alone. However, to treat symptoms, the doctor will also try to identify if the tinnitus is caused by another underlying condition. You should see your GP if you have any hearing problems, such as hearing tinnitus or tinnitus. Trained audiologists and other hearing health professionals have clinical tools and protocols to help evaluate and diagnose tinnitus.
While there is no definitive way to diagnose tinnitus, there are several tests that audiologists can perform to diagnose it and determine the best treatment.