Tinnitus is a condition that affects approximately 25 million Americans, and can come in the form of ringing, buzzing, or a rushing sound in the ears. When individuals comment that this noise is present most of the time and is bothersome, it’s likely that they have tinnitus. While it won’t cause hearing loss, tinnitus can be difficult to live with, so our goal is to develop a solution that works to relieve the symptoms of this condition.
Those with tinnitus typically develop it as a result of exposure to loud noises and might find that hearing loss can accompany it, though it isn’t the cause. Medication might also cause tinnitus, as over 200 different prescriptions can induce this condition as a side effect. Other times allergies or jaw and neck issues can be the culprit. In many cases, however, the actual cause of tinnitus is unknown.
At Towers Audiology Center, we offer tinnitus therapy as well as a host of devices to help manage your symptoms. After a thorough evaluation of your medical history and audiometric testing, we’ll develop a plan of treatment that works best for you. Sometimes, the completion of the treatment will be referred to an ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT).
Treatment options include hearing aids, maskers designed to cover up the tinnitus noise, drug therapy, or allergy treatment. In addition to an evaluation, we recommend utilizing ear plugs when around loud noises and avoiding smoking and alcohol use, which can exacerbate your symptoms.
Contact us today to discover the relief you’ve been waiting for.