Do you hear ringing, buzzing, or other annoying sounds all the time, even when no source for the sound can be located? You may have tinnitus, a condition that affects more than 50 million Americans.
Experiences with tinnitus or ringing in the ears can range from moderate and periodic to severe and chronic and if left untreated may lead to serious issues of partial or permanent hearing loss. Some common causes of tinnitus include but are not limited to:
Clifton Springs Hearing Center offers tinnitus treatment and evaluations to residents of the Clifton Springs and Rochester, New York areas.
When you come to us, a trained audiologist will perform a series of evaluations to determine whether you have tinnitus and determine a tinnitus treatment plan.
These evaluations include:
A detailed case history: We’ll discuss your medications, health history, symptoms, and the kinds of medications and supplements you are currently taking. All of these factors can play a role in tinnitus.
A timeline: Since tinnitus has been linked to the use of certain prescriptions, knowing when you began taking certain medications and when you started suffering from tinnitus symptoms can help us determine a cause.
An examination: You’ll sit in a soundproof room and listen to sounds played in one ear at a time. You’ll let your audiologist know when you can hear the sound, and they’ll use this data to determine the cause of your tinnitus. You may also be asked to move your jaw, neck, or arms to see if body movement has any effect on the severity of your tinnitus.
In addition to hearing aids there are other treatment options to be considered when it comes to tinnitus. While no definite cures currently exist, there have been many advancements in treating tinnitus.
Let us find the tinnitus treatment option that’s right for you. Make an appointment with Clifton Springs Hearing Center in Clifton Springs or Rochester, New York today.