Tinnitus is the term used to describe the condition of having ringing, buzzing, or noise in the ear or originating from the head. The word tinnitus is Latin and literally means ringing.
Treating the Cause
Tinnitus can be caused by many things, and is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. The treatment for your particular tinnitus will depend on the condition that is causing it, the severity, any accompanying issues such as hearing loss, and the impact the tinnitus has on daily activities.
Common causes of tinnitus include:
- Stress and depression
- Hearing loss
- Exposure to loud noises
- Earwax buildup or blockages
- Abnormal bone growth in the ear
- Meniere’s disease
- Head or neck injuries
- Benign tumor of the cranial nerve
In order to find out the root cause of your tinnitus, your physician or hearing specialist will conduct a complete medical history, as well as a complete examination.
We offer tinnitus evaluations and treatment consultations to gain more information about your tinnitus and determine the best course of action for treatment. Tinnitus testing will include all of the tests included with a comprehensive hearing test, along with other tests to learn more about the pitch, loudness, and ability of your tinnitus to be masked. After the testing we will have a consultation process to determine what the best treatment plan is for both your tinnitus and lifestyle.
Tinnitus treatment plan
We offer several treatment plans depending on your tinnitus and lifestyle. These treatments include but are not limited to the following:
No matter which treatment plan(s) are chosen for you, we are here for you every step of the way. The individualized treatment will focus on your requirements and it is up to you to determine when treatment is complete.
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