If you're experiencing tinnitus, the first step is going to be a hearing evaluation. You want to make sure that you'll be receiving a comprehensive hearing evaluation from a licensed audiologist. Many audiologists also specialize in tinnitus treatment and can perform a tinnitus evaluation. Since we know that ringing in the ears can be the symptom of something going wrong with our hearing, the second you notice some ringing in your ears, it's a good idea to go ahead and have a hearing evaluation, if nothing else, to at least document your hearing at that current time. So you have a baseline to compare to later on.