Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My ears are ringing!

I experience a constant loud ringing in my ears.  Is there anything to help this?? 
Ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus, can be very annoying.  For many who experience tinnitus, it can be intermittent, constant, loud or soft.  Often it is described as ringing, buzzing, or humming.  Tinnitus generally accompanies hearing loss, but in rare cases may be a symptom of a more serious health issue.
There are several things you can do to minimize tinnitus:
  • Avoid exposure to loud sound and noise
  • if you have high blood pressure, seek a p hysician's help to control it
  • decrease your intake of salt
  • avoid stimulants such as coffee, tea, cola and tobacco
  • exercise daily to improve circulation
  • get adequate rest and avoid fatigue
Hearing aids can help to manage tinnitus.  Amplifying sound and producing ambient noise, hearing aids are believed to reduce the loudness and prominence of tinnitus.  Often, hearing aids are recommended to manage tinnitus.

The first step you should take is to receive a complete Audiological (hearing) Evaluation by an audiologist.  This will provide information regarding the nature and degree of your heairng loss and determine if you are gaining benefit from your present hearing aids.  These steps may assist you in dealing with this very anxiety provoking problem.

May is Better Herinag Month and is an excellent time to have a co,plete hearing test.  Life Sounds Great!
Enjoy every moment!

Jane Kukula, AuD
Paula Webster, MA
Advanced Audiology Concepts, Inc.
8897 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH  44060

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