How To Get Relief From Tinnitus
Do you hear a ringing, roaring, clicking or hissing sound in your ears?
Do you hear this often or all the time?
Does the sound bother you a lot?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have tinnitus (tin-NY-tus). Tinnitus is the perception of a persistent ringing, rushing or buzzing in the ears. It can be mildly annoying or loud enough to affect your daily activities.
You might not be aware, but there are multiple ways to manage your tinnitus that can quiet the noise in your ears. You don’t have to live with this constant nuisance. Our professionals can assess your situation and recommend the best options to provide you with relief.
What Should I Do if I Have Tinnitus?
Millions of people experience tinnitus. It is a common symptom of the hearing loss that occurs as we grow older. Tinnitus may be also be caused by sudden hearing loss from exposure to loud noise; a reaction to medication; or other medical conditions such as allergies, tumors or heart or circulatory problems.
If you’re experiencing tinnitus, call or text us and schedule a visit with one of our audiologists. We’ll do a complete hearing screening and review your medical history. We’ll determine the most likely cause of your tinnitus and discuss management options with you.
What Types of Tinnitus Management are There?
A careful review of your health history along with audiometric testing will help us identify the right management option:
Earwax Removal: You’d be surprised how often the sensation of ringing in the ears is caused by a buildup of earwax (cerumen) against the eardrum. We can safely remove earwax and restore your normal hearing.
Hearing Aids: Hearing aids can enhance hearing and mask or cover up the tinnitus. For most patients with tinnitus, they can provide partial or complete relief.
Maskers: These small electronic devices, worn in the ear and similar to hearing aids, produce low level white noise that masks or covers up the tinnitus. Some can be individually programmed to mask the specific frequencies of the tinnitus you experience.
Medical Treatment: If our assessment indicates that medical issues other than hearing loss may be behind the tinnitus, we will refer you to a physician to complete the diagnosis and treat the underlying condition.
Alternative Treatments: There is no evidence to support the effectiveness of alternative treatments such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or herbal remedies such as ginkgo biloba.
Tinnitus management works! There’s no reason to endure this annoying sound effect. We can help.