Thursday, April 30, 2015

What is the ringing in my ears?

Ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus, can be very annoying.  For many who experience tinnitus, it can be intermittent or constant.   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 physician’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 this annoying phenomenon.

The first step you should take is to receive a complete Audiological Evaluation by an audiologist.  This will provide information regarding the nature and degree of your hearing loss and determine if you are gaining benefit from your present hearing aids.  Current technology allows the hearing instruments to somewhat compensate for the tinnitus.  These steps may assist you in dealing with this very anxiety provoking problem.
May is Better Hearing Month!  Schedule a baseline hearing test today. Call and schedule an appointment with an audiologist.

Life sounds great!  Enjoy every moment!

Jane Kukula, Au.D.Paula Webster, M.A.
8897 Mentor Ave
Mentor, Ohio 44060
440-205-8848440-205-8848Fax: 440-205-9818

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1 comment:

  1. This is great advice. I'm always impressed with how much a healthy lifestyle can improve minor ailments. It's incredible what a good night's sleep can do for me. However, some things do need to be looked at by a professional.