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Ringing in your ears?

Tinnitus is a ringing sound or other noises in one or both of your ears. It is the perception of these sounds when no external noise is present. Almost everyone has experienced mild Tinnitus that goes away with time but for many, 10% to 15% of the population, it can be a chronic condition.

Tinnitus is most often associated with hearing loss.

Visit your Audiologist and ask about the various types of testing and treatment.

Tests for Tinnitus

Some common ways to test for tinnitus include:

  • Otoscopic Exam
  • Tympanometry
  • Pure Tone Testing
  • Speech Testing
  • Tinnitus Matching
  • THI Questionnaire

Tinnitus Management and Treatment

Some of the most common techniques for tinnitus management and treatment include:

  • Earwax removal. Removing earwax obstructions can reduce tinnitus symptoms.
  • Hearing aids. If you have hearing loss, using regular hearing aids may help improve your symptoms.
  • Masking devices. Worn in the ear often built into hearing aids, these devices emit low-level white/pink noise or fractal tones that mask tinnitus sounds.
  • Changing your medication. Some medications can cause Tinnitus. Ask your Doctor or Audiologist to review your medication.
  • Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT). TRT uses masking devices and counseling from a qualified professional. You wear a device in your ear that helps mask your tinnitus while also receiving counseling. Over time, TRT may help you notice tinnitus less and feel less distressed.

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