What Causes Tinnitus?
There are numerous theories on the cause of tinnitus. 90% of people that have tinnitus also have a hearing loss. Tinnitus may be caused by damage to the ear, sensory cells, or the nerves of the inner ear so it is important to have your tinnitus evaluated.
We Know That Living with Tinnitus is Not Easy
The offending sounds tend to be more noticeable in quiet environments and as a result, sufferers often complain of having trouble sleeping. A lack of sleep combined with the annoying distraction of these persistent sounds can quickly erode one’s quality of life. Making matters worse, tinnitus can also be associated with varying degrees of pain in the ear or sensitivities to loud sounds called “hyperacusis.”
Despite the tenacious nature of tinnitus, an increasing number of helpful treatments for it have been developed in recent years. Many tinnitus sufferers are surprised to learn how effective hearing aids are for reducing the impact tinnitus has on daily life. Hearing aids can amplify certain sounds, while dampening others, making the offending sounds from tinnitus much less noticeable and intrusive. Moreover, tinnitus and hearing loss are commonly seen together. Nearly 90% of people dealing with tinnitus also have some degree of hearing loss, making hearing aids a useful solution for both.
Can Tinnitus Be Cured?
There is no cure, but…
We understand that tinnitus can be difficult to live with, so at Preferred Audiology Care we aim to find treatments that will offer the relief you’ve been looking for. Although there is no cure for tinnitus, there are a variety of treatments that we can discuss to help ease the impact that tinnitus has on your daily life. Our professional team can help you gain control over your tinnitus and take back your hearing by forming a course of treatment that suits your specific needs.
We can help you manage, control, or reduce your tinnitus so that it does not affect your quality of life. If you suspect you have tinnitus, you should schedule an appointment today.
Treatment Options include:
- Sound Therapy
- Hearing aids
- Counseling therapy
- Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
- Vitamin and herbal supplements
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)– a referral to a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist may be recommended in most severe cases