If tinnitus is making your life miserable, we can help you find the joy again.
Tinnitus – ringing, roaring, clicking, and/or hissing sounds in the ear — is a symptom associated with many forms of hearing loss. Roughly 25 million Americans have experienced tinnitus and in some cases the effects are so severe it interferes with their daily activities. It can and should be diagnosed by an Audiologist because tinnitus can also be a symptom of other health problems.
What Causes Tinnitus
Tinnitus may be caused by:
- Hearing loss: Most people who have tinnitus also have some kind of hearing loss.
- Loud noise: Exposure to loud noise can cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. Continued exposure can make the tinnitus and hearing loss become worse.
- Medication: More than 200 medicines, including aspirin, can cause tinnitus. If you have tinnitus and you take medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether your medicine could be the cause.
- Other potential causes: Allergies, tumors, problems in the heart and blood vessels, jaws, and neck.
What You Should Do NOW
The good news is that there are breakthrough treatments that can significantly reduce tinnitus awareness and disturbance for over 90% of patients affected by tinnitus. A careful review of your health history, along with audiometric testing, will reveal the most likely causes and best treatment for your tinnitus.
If you are experiencing symptoms of tinnitus, you should make an appointment to see an Audiologist for an evaluation.
You CAN reduce tinnitus symptoms and increase the quality of your life.
Call the experienced professionals at Hearing Care Specialists today!