Tinnitus (tin-NY-tus) is a common condition where a person experiences a ringing, rushing or buzzing type sound in the ears. Tinnitus is present in about 75% of people with some form of hearing loss. While it will not cause you to lose your hearing, it is a leading indicator of hearing loss, even a mild loss. While Tinnitus is different for each person, it can affect your daily activities and quality of life. Many sufferers have issues trying to get to sleep and or stay asleep. Our hearing care professionals can recommend a course of action to deal with this persistent problem. While there is no cure for tinnitus, our providers work with FDA approved Tinnitus Therapy options to treat and or reduce your Tinnitus.
Each individual being different creates a different type of sound that an individual hears. There are some individuals who actually hear a song as their tinnitus sound. Treatments vary depending on the individual. We do know that certain things such as Caffeine, Nicotine, Aspirin Products, Stress, and High Blood Pressure can all make a person’s tinnitus louder. Reduction of the items, especially caffeine, can often reduce the tinnitus to a more tolerable level.
If a person needs hearing instruments, they can have a profound effect on reducing the levels of tinnitus a person experiences. Some of the better hearing instruments have tinnitus systems built in them that can use a variety of sounds to help in masking or reducing Tinnitus.
Does the tinnitus interfere with your life??
Do you hear this often or all the time?
Does the sound bother you a lot?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have tinnitus. Tinnitus therapy can quiet the noise in your ears and may be right for you.