A bothersome ringing, buzzing, chirping, whistling or other continuous sound perceived in your head.
An audiological and neurological condition that is tolerable by some but debilitating to others.
Sounds perceived in your head, but not usually heard by outsiders, that are often successfully managed by trained hearing healthcare professionals.
One of the most common health conditions experienced in the United States.
Originating from the latin past participle, tinnīre, meaning: tinkling, jingling or ringing
Common causes of tinnitus
Exposure to loud noise, ear infections, aging, excessive earwax, hypertension, sensory nerve disorders and certain medications.
Activities that can exacerbate tinnitus
Smoking, consuming alcohol or caffeine, excessive amounts of aspirin, antibiotics or other medications.
Over 45 million American suffer from some form of persistent ringing in the ears. The first step in treating your symptoms is identifying what type of tinnitus you are experiencing. Tinnitus can be classified as: auditory, non-auditory, middle ear, cochlear, vestibular, and cervical. The most common type is associated with hearing impairment. It is important to distinguish which type of tinnitus you have so the appropriate treatment can be applied. Frequently, managing the hearing loss will reduce or eliminate the effects of the unwanted ringing, buzzing, clicking or wooshing sounds. If not, other forms of management can be effective.
At Scarlet M. Aviles, Audiology, we effectively treat tinnitus using sound therapy devices. These technologies aim to reduce the irritation caused by the unwanted ringing in your ears. But which technology or treatment plan would work best for you depends on the type of tinnitus you’re experiencing. Schedule an appointment at Dr. Scarlet M. Aviles Audiology today to have your hearing and tinnitus evaluated. A simple, non-invasive evaluation will give you an idea of what it will take to relieve your suffering. There’s no need to live with tinnitus anymore.
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INTRODUCING THE “HEARING IMPAIRED” ALERT PIN
Hearing loss is an invisible disability. You can't see it. There are 360 million persons in the world with disabling hearing loss.
I've created a "Hearing Impaired" alert pin - people can wear this pin to notify others that they struggle with hearing loss.
The goal of wearing this pin would be to encourage more effective communication strategies when talking to a person with hearing loss and also as a visible sign of hearing loss. This is important especially in emergency situations.