Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of a stimulus creating the sound. Tinnitus is a common phenomenon, and is most-often described as a high pitched ringing. Usually, the sound is merely an annoyance, but it can also be a symptom of hearing loss. Audiologists work with ENT doctors to determine the underlying cause of the tinnitus, and treat the tinnitus. 

Common causes of tinnitus include: 

Noise-induced Hearing Loss 

Impacted ear wax

Side effects of medications

An infection

Middle ear or nerve tumors

Circulation disorders

Migraines

Epilepsy

Lifestyle factors  (diet, caffeine intake, sodium intake)

However, the cause of tinnitus can not always be determined.

Therefore, it is important to be seen by our Audiologist

for tinnitus symptoms in order to identify factors such

as hearing loss, which may be impacting your tinnitus. 

There are numerous management strategies

for patients with bothersome tinnitus. 

 

Management strategies include:

  •  sound enrichment,

  •  counseling,

  •  biofeedback,

  •  and tinnitus sound maskers.

Your Audiologist can determine what treatment plan is best for you.

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