Tinnitus is more than just ringing in the ears. Too often it is a chronic condition that destroys quality of life. There’s no reason to suffer from tinnitus, there are a number of different solutions to help mask this unwanted noise. Advantage Hearing & Audiology offers several tinnitus treatment options.
Causes of tinnitus
Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. It can be temporary or permanent. Tinnitus can be the result of high blood pressure, ear infections, damage to the auditory nerve, Meniere’s disease, TMJ, ototoxic drugs, taking too much aspirin or hearing loss. Many times, when the underlying condition is treated, the tinnitus recedes.
Sound therapy treatment
Sound therapy lowers the volume of your tinnitus. Advantage Hearing & Audiology can program sound therapy devices with music or other custom sounds to reduce your perception of tinnitus. These devices use special notched-music or algorithmically-modified sounds that emphasize specific frequencies and tones to retrain your brain to ignore tinnitus.
Biofeedback and neurofeedback therapy
Tinnitus can be stressful, and stress contributes to tinnitus symptoms. Biofeedback and neurofeedback training reduce stress as well as the tinnitus. Treatment sessions generally last an hour and teach you how varying your thoughts and emotions can affect your tinnitus.
Tinnitus retraining therapy
Tinnitus retraining therapy teaches your brain to process tinnitus noise as background noise. As a result, the noise doesn’t bother you anymore or is barely perceived.
Hearing aids as tinnitus therapy
Almost 80 percent of people with tinnitus have some level of hearing loss. As hearing ability decreases, the amount of stimulation to the brain is also decreased. This loss of stimulation changes how the brain processes sound. Wearing hearing aids amplifies background noise and provides additional stimulation to the brain.
Advantage Hearing & Audiology carries hearing aids to fit any budget and all come with a 30-day, risk-free trial. You don’t have to cope with tinnitus symptoms alone. Let one of our professionals help you get the relief you need.