Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external sound is present. This sound can be perceived in many variations such as a ringing, hissing, or cricket like noise.

About one person in 100 has tinnitus that interferes with their daily life. Many people learn to ignore the sound on their own, but other people struggle to cope with their tinnitus.

Tinnitus can be a symptom of a medical issue, so a complete medical examination should be conducted to determine the best treatment/management for you.

There are many different causes of tinnitus. Some of the more likely causes are:

  • Noise exposure

  • Aging

  • Medications

90% of patients who suffer from tinnitus have an accompanying hearing loss.

It is important to be aware that noise induced tinnitus can be avoided and your audiologist can help you select appropriate hearing protection for your needs.

Currently there is no cure for tinnitus, but there are excellent treatment/ management options!

Some of the management options we provide include:

  • Sound therapy (sound generator)

  • Hearing aids

  • Referral for counseling

  • Self help

We can provide an informational counseling session on tinnitus to help you better understand your options.