Many (but not all) tinnitus sufferers also have hearing loss. After a clinical assessment we will discuss appropriate treatment options based on your needs and preferences.
There are two main kinds of hearing loss. Temporary hearing loss can be caused by things like ear wax or an ear infection, but permanent hearing loss occurs when the hair cells in the inner ear are damaged or missing, typically as a result of noise exposure or aging. When this occurs, sound waves and nerve signals aren't transmitted through the auditory system as efficiently, causing permanent, or sensorineural, hearing loss. The degree of hearing loss can vary from person to person, and this can be determined through a comprehensive hearing evaluation.
Tinnitus is typically related to this same damage to the auditory system. While the exact nature and cause of tinnitus are not yet as fully understood as hearing loss, it is widely accepted that tinnitus involves increased neural activity which the brain interprets as sound. More specifically, the damaged hair cells in the inner ear can stop sending signals to the brain, and the brain might interpret this lack of neural activity as tinnitus. In a small number of cases, tinnitus may also be caused by an underlying medical condition or as a side effect of medication; however, these causes are much rarer.
If you do have bothersome hearing loss in addition to tinnitus, there are advantages to treating both conditions at the same time.
Our sound therapy tinnitus treatment devices can be customized to your hearing level.
I find that there are many days now where I don’t even need to use the devices. When my tinnitus gets bad, then I wear them and even slept in them one night, but I feel I am getting a lot better.
I love it. This has helped tremendously. People at work have noticed that I am much more relaxed. I didn't realize that it was affecting me that much. I have even had a few periods where I haven't noticed my tinnitus at all.
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