Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing different kinds of sound even though there is no actual sound that other people can hear. Sometimes it is mild but can occasionally be very disturbing causing difficulty sleeping, affecting mood or concentration. It is important to find out the cause for it (if there is a cause) particularly if is just on one side. Treatment for tinnitus usually constitutes of using a wide range of mechanical devices to generate a more acceptable kind of noise which then drowns out the disturbing and irritating noise of the tinnitus. Counselling also helps a lot of people to come to terms with their tinnitus such that it becomes less irritable. These options can be discussed with Mr Olarinde.