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
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! Our tinnitus clinic provides our patients the opportunity to have a diagnostic evaluation of their tinnitus and the opportunity to learn more about the variety of management/treatment options we provide. You will work with our audiologists to determine the best management strategy for you.
Some of the treatment/management options we provide include:
- Sound therapy
- Combination instruments
- Hearing aids
In the past patients have been told to “ignore” or just “live with” their tinnitus, and that is no longer the case! Currently, there are a number of strategies to manage your tinnitus.
THERE IS HOPE FOR PATIENTS WHO SUFFER FROM TINNITUS!
Please fill out the Evaluation Paperwork below and bring it to your Tinnitus Evaluation: