TINNITUS Management in Novi and Brighton, Michigan
Tinnitus is a very common problem affecting 44 million Americans. tinnitus (also known as ‘ringing in the ears’) is the frequent experience of bothersome sounds that other people cannot hear. For individuals with tinnitus, it is perceived as a threat to their well-being. For these people, it interferes with their daily work and even with their sleep. The cause of tinnitus can vary, which emphasizes the need for an auditory evaluation.
Our tinnitus treatment is highly personal and customized. We carefully evaluate the auditory system and medical history to determine whether or not a medical intervention is warranted. We evaluate the effects of tinnitus on your quality of life. We inform and provide recommendations to make tinnitus less bothersome. We will work with you to determine the optimal treatment. If you or a loved one experiences tinnitus, contact us to schedule an appointment today.
What’s The Buzz?
It's not uncommon for people to suffer from tinnitus, a disorder characterized by constant ringing, rushing, or buzzing in the ears. Tinnitus is not the same as actual hearing loss, but it can make it challenging to go about your day. Our experts might suggest one solution to this ongoing issue. Each patient has a unique reaction to treatment, and we hope we can work together to alleviate your symptoms.
Knowing is the First Step
The key to treating tinnitus is to understand what is causing it. One of the most significant benefits, aside from getting rid of the annoying ringing and buzzing in your ears, is to diagnose and treat underlying health issues that may be causing tinnitus. The Hearing Center treats the patient, not the symptom. We want to examine every possible cause to be sure we understand how to get the best results most efficiently.
Ready to Improve
Tinnitus, a symptom of various types of hearing loss, affects an estimated 25 million Americans. (It may be a sign that something else is wrong with your body.) Most individuals who experience tinnitus also suffer from some degree of hearing loss. Excessive exposure to noise, especially at high decibel levels, can result in irreversible hearing loss and tinnitus. A worsening of tinnitus and hearing loss may occur if exposure is prolonged. More than 200 medications are known to trigger tinnitus symptoms. Some more common causes of tinnitus may include allergies, tumors, or issues with the heart, blood vessels, jaw, or neck. Contact The Hearing Center about the possibility that one of these conditions is causing your tinnitus.
A Solution As Unique As You Are
Tinnitus can't be eliminated entirely. Still, there are ways to make it more bearable until a permanent solution can be found. Because tinnitus is often a symptom of another health issue, finding the source might result in surgical or medicinal treatment for the underlying cause. Once the cause of pulsatile tinnitus is determined, the likelihood of a successful treatment is high. Unfortunately, in some situations, the root cause of tinnitus is unknown, and thus, no effective therapy exists.
However, there are a variety of methods that may be used to control symptoms effectively. Sound Therapy is the use of masking sounds to alleviate the effects of tinnitus. In other words, it serves as a mental diversion that allows you to "tune out" the ear noise. You can use white noise-generating electronics like air conditioners, fans, gentle music, etc. to desensitize the brain to the sounds of tinnitus.
Tinnitus brought on by an acoustic neuroma may be alleviated with surgical excision of the tumor. Neuroplastic alterations in the brain due to hearing loss are maladaptive. Hearing aids help restore communication between the ear and the brain. Counseling, getting enough sleep, and using cognitive behavioral or relaxation techniques can all help manage the tension, worry, and lack of sleep that typically accompany tinnitus. The Hearing Center clinics in Novi and Brighton provide lessons on how to deal with tinnitus.
Dedicated to You
Our team at The Hearing Center is dedicated to understanding what is causing your tinnitus rather than treating it by trial and error. You will be thoroughly examined and treated effectively. Schedule your consultation in Novi, Brighton or Bingham Farms today!
Your Hearing Center team is here to help.
The results of your tinnitus management will vary from case to case depending on the cause and treatment. Our team will work with you throughout the treatment process, evaluating your hearing after each intervention to determine what works best for you. While there is no cure for tinnitus, we can find other ways to reduce its occurrence and improve your overall quality of life.
Think about what you want to tell your doctor before you go in. You should detail noticeable symptoms. Explain your health background, including the presence of any preexisting problems like hearing loss. Cardiac issues include elevated blood pressure or blocked arteries (atherosclerosis). List your whole drug regimen, including any complementary or alternative medicine.
Everyone hears tinnitus differently, so it makes sense that there are four types: subjective, objective, neurological, and somatic.
American Tinnitus Association
A non-profit organization working to improve the resources, information, and assistance available to sufferers of tinnitus.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology
Over 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus or head noises, which is the perception of sound without an external source being present.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Tinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears, but it also can sound like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing.
What will the world sound like to you after a visit to The Hearing Center? The only way to find out is to schedule a consultation. Our audiologists are ready to listen to your concerns and find the right treatment to improve your hearing and unlock a new world of possibilities in your daily life. We look forward to hearing from you!