Do you hear a ringing, roaring, clicking or whistling sound in your ears?
Do you hear this often or all the time?
Does the sound bother you a lot?
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you may have tinnitus. However, with our tinnitus management, you can quiet the noise in your ears and may be the right treatment for you.
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What Causes Tinnitus
Tinnitus is thought to affect 50 million Americans. It usually occurs after the age of 50 years, but children and adolescents can experience it, too. The most common causes of tinnitus is:
• Damage and loss of the tiny sensory hair cells in the cochlea of the inner ear. This tends to happen as people age.
What You Should Do If You Have Tinnitus
• Prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise. Hearing loss may coincide with tinnitus.
• Head and Neck Trauma can cause nerve, blood flow, and muscle issues that result in the perception of tinnitus.
• Medications can also cause tinnitus. If you take medicine and are having tinnitus symptoms, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether your medicine could be the cause.
The first step is to call us over at Texas State Hearing Aid Device Center and schedule a visit with one of audiologists for an evaluation. A thorough history and audiometric test will be able to determine the most likely causes and the best treatment for your tinnitus.
Since there are many causes of tinnitus, it is important to rule out anything else that may affect your overall health. After an evaluation, you may be referred to an ear, nose and throat doctor to complete the diagnosis.
Avoid Making Your Tinnitus Worse
It is imperative to avoid anything that can increase the ringing in your ears such as smoking, alcohol use, and of course, loud noises. Depending on your lifestyle and job, if you are exposed to loud noises at home or at work, wear ear plugs or special earmuffs to protect your hearing and keep your tinnitus from worsening.
Types of Tinnitus Management
A careful review of your health history along with audiometric testing will identify which of the following is the right treatment option:
• Hearing Aids — Hearing aids create a dual benefit of enhancing hearing and masking or covering up the tinnitus. The majority of patients with tinnitus receive partial or complete relief from their tinnitus with the use of hearing aids.
• Maskers —Tinnitus maskers are small electronic devices that look like hearing aids and are tuned to generate sound that masks or covers up the tinnitus.
• Allergy Treatment — Allergies can exacerbate tinnitus. If you test positive for allergies treatment can have the dual effect of reducing the ringing in your ears and giving you a big boost in energy.
Tinnitus management works — talk to us and put an end to the ringing in your ears.