Tinnitus is when you hear sounds such as beeping, buzzing, chirping, hissing, or ringing that are not coming from an outside source. It affects millions of people, but in different ways depending on your overall hearing health. Some people are able to tune the noises out and live with them while others are negatively affected. If you have hearing loss then your tinnitus might be worse. With hearing loss you are already living in a quieter world, which means you can hear the annoying symptoms of tinnitus more loudly and frequent than those who do not have hearing loss. With today's advanced technology, hearing aids are able to alleviate your tinnitus by creating a soothing sound when you are in quite environments. At Audiologic Solutions, we will help you discover the cause behind your tinnitus and create an individualized treatment plan so you can enjoy a better quality of life.
There are many potential causes for tinnitus and depending on your severity symptoms could be less or more prominent. Tinnitus could simply be caused by earwax blocking the ear canal or it could be the result of some more complex conditions such as:
If you have experienced any of the health related problems above then you may have a cause for your tinnitus. However, if you don't have any history of these health related problems then you should visit us so we can determine the root of your tinnitus.
Dr. Erin Walborn is an audiologist whose specialty is in tinnitus treatment. Because there can be many reasons why someone would develop tinnitus, and because everyone is unique, Dr. Walborn specializes in finding a solution for your individual needs. Schedule an appointment today so we can make a plan together to treat your tinnitus.
There is no one cure for tinnitus. But there are some options that can alleviate your symptoms and make your tinnitus more bearable. Hearing aids are the best treatment option for tinnitus. With today's technology, hearing aids can now feature a tinnitus managing program that will use peaceful sounds to mask the annoying noises. Along with hearing aids use, other sound-generating machines may help to mask the noise from your ears such as fish tanks, low-volume music, and indoor waterfalls.
Talk to us about how you can manage your tinnitus and get back on track to enjoying your life. We will work with you to find a treatment option that will let you hear your best again.
Tinnitus can be annoying and uncomfortable, affecting your mood and overall quality of life. We want you to better understand your own hearing health, so here are some frequently asked questions regarding tinnitus.
Q. What is the most effective treatment for tinnitus?
A. Hearing aids can help you control outside sounds, making it easier for you to hear. The better you can hear then the less severe your tinnitus will be. Other treatment options combined with hearing aids that can lessen the effects of tinnitus are sound generators and acoustic neural stimulation.
Q. Can tinnitus be a sign of something serious?
A. Sometimes tinnitus can be a sign of an underlying health condition. It is important to receive a full hearing evaluation in order to distinguish if there are any underlying causes to your tinnitus and to prevent it from getting worse.
Q. Can tinnitus go away on its own?
A. Although tinnitus can go away on its own, there is no way to know how long it will take. It could be years before your tinnitus begins to dissipate. Don't wait, make an appointment so we can help you find a solution to improve your hearing health.