If you are looking for help with your tinnitus you have come to the right place. At Sophisticated Hearing, we can perform various tests to help you better understand and manage your tinnitus. Tinnitus is more common then you may realize. Approximately 50 million Americans are affected by it. The constant buzzing, whooshing, hissing, whistling, and ringing sound can negatively affect the individual’s quality of life. Tinnitus may not directly impact your physical well-being but it definitely impacts your psychological and social well-being.
Let’s find out more about our experience in treating tinnitus.
Tinnitus is Latin for “ringing”.It’s a physical condition often due to an unknown cause. The important thing to realize is that tinnitus is a symptom NOT a disease. For whatever reason the hearing portion of your brain, the auditory cortex, is receiving information that it can only process as an auditory signal.
There are also two major types of tinnitus. They include:
There are many things that can produce tinnitus. Some are permanent while some are temporary. Noise exposure is a common cause of tinnitus. This is because loud sounds can damage the sensitive hair cells within the cochlea. Certain medications can be ototoxic and produce tinnitus as a side effect. Some health conditions such as depression, anxiety, increased stress or cardiovascular problems can make it more likely for a person to experience tinnitus. Dr. Olson will ask you many questions at the beginning of your appointment to identify potential causes of your tinnitus.
Tinnitus actively contributes to other symptoms such as dizziness, ear pain, nausea, and headaches. In some cases, it may lead to insomnia. When you pair your needs with the correct tinnitus treatment, you can unlock a profound sense of relief. You will no longer be plagued by persistent noises, you can get more rest (sleep), and boost your energy levels. These are all possible with the help of hearing aids, balance noise generators, etc.
Our audiologist is trained to perform a variety of tinnitus assessments which can help to select the most beneficial tinnitus management techniques and therapies. Although there is no cure for your tinnitus we can reduce the anxiety and stress associated with your tinnitus. Once you better understand tinnitus and its triggers you can better control how it impacts your day to day activities. We offer a range of management options such as education, tinnitus maskers, hearing aids with tinnitus programs and other tinnitus relief products.
If you would like to schedule a tinnitus consultation with Dr. Olson please contact us today. You can call us at (201) 445-2455 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org