Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Tinnitus, often described as "ringing in the ears," is a condition in which a person perceives sound that is not actually present in the environment. Most cases are related to damage to the auditory system.

An estimated 1 in 10 adults in the U.S. suffer from tinnitus, and many first seek relief with a family doctor, dentist, or ENT. Many sufferers are told that "nothing can be done" and are never offered treatment. Although tinnitus is not a simple condition that can be addressed with a one-size-fits-all approach, we believe that tinnitus can almost always be treated and its symptoms improved, especially with a flexible, customized approach.

THE MOST COMMON CAUSES ARE:

  • Noise exposure (e.g. from shooting or machines at work)
  • A natural part of the aging process
  • Head injury (e.g. from a car accident or fall)
  • Side effect of medications (e.g. aspirin)

Many causes are unknown.

Hearing Healthcare Center is now offering SoundCure Serenade for the treatment of tinnitus.

THE TREATMENT OF TINNITUS

Sound therapy is one of the most effective treatment approaches available today. The SoundCure Serenade tinnitus treatment device is based on S-Tones technology.  Research has shown that these temporally patterned sounds can produce synchronized, robust neural activity in the auditory cortex.

Studies suggest that S-Tones can offer immediate relief. They can also be used as part of a long-term tinnitus treatment program to provide long-term relief. Built on a scientific theory of tinnitus and known neurophysiology, S-Tones represent a novel, advanced technology and a customized medical approach to treating tinnitus.

THE IMPACT OF TINNITUS

Tinnitus affects people differently. The most common areas in which tinnitus has a direct influence are:

  • Thoughts and emotions. Some are annoyed, bothered, depressed, anxious or angry about their tinnitus. They think and focus on their tinnitus often.
  • Hearing. In some, the sound of the tinnitus competes with or masks speech or environmental sound perception. 
  • Sleep. Many tinnitus sufferers report that their tinnitus interferes with them getting to sleep. It can also make it more difficult to get back to sleep when they wake up in the middle of the night. 
  • Concentration. Some tinnitus sufferers report that they have difficulty focusing on a task because of their tinnitus. This might include reading a book or the newspaper.

Call us today at 1-800-989-0359 and schedule your appointment to treat tinnitus.