DEAR DOCTOR K: I have a constant ringing or buzzing sound in my ears. It's been going on for months. What can I do? It's driving me crazy.
DEAR READER: You probably have a condition called tinnitus. It's pretty common. Many of my patients have it. Occasionally, I have it. It doesn't usually affect your hearing. But it can be really annoying and distracting, enough so that it affects people's level of function.