Those with tinnitus experience ringing in the ears, buzzing, or whooshing noise without an external sound source. It can be a source of annoyance or frustration. Luckily, the SoundGate Hearing team can help.
Many factors can cause tinnitus; usually, it’s a symptom of an underlying condition. The tinnitus treatment for your particular case depends on:
- The root cause
- Symptom severity
- Accompanying issues (such as hearing loss).
- How tinnitus affects your daily life.
What Causes Tinnitus?
Most commonly, tinnitus is caused by:
- 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
- Vascular disorders
- Stress or depression
To find out the root cause of your tinnitus, our team will conduct a thorough medical history and examination.
What Treatments Are Available?
Depending on the cause of your tinnitus, several treatments can relieve symptoms, from hearing aids with tinnitus-masking features to sound therapy.
One standard tinnitus treatment is acoustic or sound therapy. This approach uses sounds to help the brain re-focus and diminish the emotional impact of tinnitus.
Hearing aids are a popular tinnitus treatment even without hearing loss. They can be equipped with a tinnitus-masking feature to help individuals block out the noise in your ears and provide much-needed relief. At SoundGate Hearing, we often use these in collaboration with hearing loss treatments.
Tackle Your Tinnitus
After treatment, invest in ongoing maintenance. Manage associated health problems or continue therapies to keep symptoms under control. Need help navigating your tinnitus? Schedule an appointment with our SoundGate Hearing team.