Do you hear a ringing, chirping, whistles, or a combination of sounds in your ears in one or both ears, especially when you’re in a quiet room?
If so, you may have tinnitus (tin-NY-tus). Tinnitus is the persistent ringing, chirping, or whistling sound in the ears. People with tinnitus hear sounds that others around them don’t. Tinnitus can be mildly annoying or loud enough to affect your ability to function.
Don’t live with this constant nuisance. There are many tinnitus treatments available that can help quiet the noise in your ears. Get relief! Our professionals can assess your situation and recommend the best options for you.
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What Should I do if I Have Tinnitus?
Many people with hearing loss also have tinnitus. It’s extremely common in those over age 55. Sudden, loud noises, medication or other medical conditions, such as allergies, tumors or heart or circulatory problems can also bring it on.
If you’re experiencing tinnitus, call or text us to schedule a visit with one of our hearing aid specialists. We’ll do a complete hearing screening and review your medical history. We’ll pinpoint the most likely cause of your tinnitus and discuss treatment options with you.
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What Can Be Done For Tinnitus?
Carefully reviewing your health history and audiometric testing results will help us identify the right treatment option for your tinnitus. They may include:
Earwax Removal: Many of our patients are surprised to learn how common it is for earwax (cerumen) build-up against the eardrum to be the cause of their tinnitus. We can safely remove earwax and restore your normal hearing.
Referring you to a medical doctor: If we determine that an underlying medical issue is likely causing your tinnitus, we will refer you to a physician to complete the diagnosis and treatment for the condition.
Hearing aids: In addition to enhancing hearing, hearing aids with a tinnitus masker feature allows you to choose a sound to drown out the sound of tinnitus. For most patients with tinnitus, hearing aids can provide partial or complete relief.
Alternative treatments: There’s no evidence to support the effectiveness of some alternative treatments such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or herbal remedies such as ginkgo biloba. But mindfulness meditation may help reduce stress and help you learn to refocus your attention away from irritating tinnitus sounds.
Maskers: Similar to hearing aids, these small electronic devices are worn in the ear. The low level white noise they produce can mask the tinnitus. They can be programmed to mask the specific frequencies of the tinnitus you experience. They usually provide some level of relief.