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Tinnitus Treatment

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Tinnitus

Tinnitus, often referred to as “Ringing In Your Ears,” is the term used to describe the condition of having ringing, buzzing, or noise in the ear or originating from the head. An estimated 14% of adults ages 45 to 64 and 24% of those 65 and older experience tinnitus. Many different things can cause tinnitus, although people with Tinnitus usually experience this as a common cause. The treatment will depend on the condition that is causing it, the severity, and any accompanying issues such as hearing loss.

Causes of Tinnitus

  • Stress

  • 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

  • Ear / Sinus Infections

  • Nasal Allergies that produce fluid drainage

  • Antibiotics

  • Cancer medications

  • Diuretics

  • Cardiovascular Disease

  • Hypertension

  • Neck / shoulder pain and /or stiffness

Symptoms

  1. Ringing: Persistent perception of ringing sounds in one or both ears.

  2. Buzzing: Continuous or intermittent buzzing noises.

  3. Hissing: Hearing a hissing or sizzling sound in the ears.

  4. Whistling: Perception of high-pitched whistling sounds.

  5. Clicking: Hearing repetitive clicking noises.

  6. Roaring: Sensation of a loud, continuous noise similar to a waterfall or ocean waves.

  7. Humming: Perception of a low-frequency humming sound.

  8. Pulsing: Feeling as though the noise is pulsating in rhythm with your heartbeat.

  9. Throbbing: Sensation of a rhythmic throbbing or pulsing sound.

  10. Fluttering: Perception of fluttering or vibrating noises in the ears.

  11. Musical Tones: Hearing musical tones or melodies without any external source.

  12. Sensitivity to Sound: Increased sensitivity to everyday sounds, a condition known as hyperacusis, often accompanies tinnitus.

  13. Distress: Tinnitus can lead to emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and difficulty concentrating.

  14. Insomnia: Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep due to the persistent noise.

  15. Fatigue: Tinnitus can cause fatigue due to disrupted sleep patterns and emotional strain.

Contact an Audiologist

Seeing an audiologist for tinnitus evaluation and management can help you understand your condition better, explore treatment options, and receive personalized care tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.

 

At East Coast, our Audiologists understand the negative impact of tinnitus and how it can affect someone's everyday life.  Our goal is to help people suffering from tinnitus and assist them in finding right treatment option(s) to help them find relief. 

 

If tinnitus is bothersome and disrupts your daily activities, please schedule an appointment at any one of our four locations:

Watertown NY, Fayetteville NY, Evans Mills NY, Surprise AZ

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