Do you hear a ringing, roaring, clicking, or hissing sound in your ears? Do you hear this noise frequently or all the time? Does the sound bother you a lot?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have tinnitus and you should see a hearing professional.

Tinnitus therapy is designed to help you manage the noise in your ears.

What Causes Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is typically caused by:

  • Hearing Loss – Many 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.

Kinds of Tinnitus Treatments

A careful review of your health history along with audiometric testing will lead to the most likely causes and best treatment for your tinnitus, including:

  • Hearing Aids – Hearing Aids may create dual benefits, by enhancing hearing and/or “masking” the tinnitus. Over 60% of hearing aid users report partial or complete relief from their tinnitus when wearing their devices.
  • Sound Therapy – Many hearing instruments now incorporate some form of sound therapy for tinnitus sufferers. Different types of noises or fractal sounds can be used with or without amplification to offer relief from tinnitus. Sound therapy will most often be accompanied by education, counselling, and stress reduction. It may also include professionals from other disciplines.

Your Next Move

First and most importantly, schedule an appointment to have your tinnitus evaluated. There may be other medical issues behind the tinnitus, and it is important to rule out anything else that may affect your overall health.



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