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Understanding Tinnitus

How to Manage Tinnitus or Ringing in the Ears


What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a medical condition characterized by persistent ringing in one or both ears that can only be heard by the affected individual. It has also been described as whistling, hissing, buzzing, or pulsing in the ear. These sounds may come and go; however, most sufferers experience symptoms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The effects range from slight annoyance to severe disruption of everyday life. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that more than 60 million Americans suffer from tinnitus.

 

What Causes Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is most often a symptom of an underlying health condition, like a head or neck injury, ear infections, impacted earwax, or even side effects from certain medications or exposure to excessive noise. Tinnitus is also a common side effect of hearing loss, with measurable hearing loss reported in over 80% of tinnitus sufferers.

 

Tinnitus management Options

Due to the personal and unique nature of each tinnitus condition, proper evaluation and specialized treatment is necessary. Although there isn't a single cure for tinnitus, HEARINC audiologists are experienced at providing individual solutions on a case-by-case basis. After completing a [hearing test], your audiologist may refer you to an otolaryngologist for further examination.


The New Tinnitus Technology

In many cases, the distressing combination of tinnitus and hearing loss can be relieved with hearing technology alone. In other cases, tinnitus can be resolved using hearing technology in combination with tinnitus technology.

HEARINC tinnitus solutions have the capability of shifting the brain’s focus from tinnitus to more pleasing sounds provided through hearing technology.

 

Our patients are reporting excellent results using this new technology.

 

Other Treatment Options

Our professionals will also evaluate other treatment options with you, which will include Tinnitus Retraining Therapy. This technology combines low-level, steady background sounds played through a device, along with tinnitus counseling.

HEARINC has been trained by, and is associated with, the Tinnitus Practitioners Association.