Ringing in the ears is called tinnitus. Sometimes people hear more of a buzzing or humming sound. Regardless of the quality of the sound, it is all called tinnitus. There are many causes, sometimes it’s as simple as ear wax on the eardrum.
Most often tinnitus is caused by decreased function in the hearing nerves called haircells. When these haircells malfunction, they cause decreased hearing ability and at times, tell the brain there is sound when there is no sound. When this happens, there is no medicine or surgical procedure that can cure it. Treatment really becomes a matter of managing your reactions to it.
One of the newest approaches for managing tinnitus is Sound Therapy. The goal with Sound Therapy is to shift your awareness and focus away from the tinnitus to other things. Sound Therapy can provide relief from the tinnitus and reduce stress related to constant ringing or humming.
At Advanced Audiology Concepts we use a progressive tinnitus management strategy which begins with a hearing and tinnitus evaluation. From there we assess the degree of the problem and work with you to design and implement a personal management plan including Sound Therapy. Call today to schedule your appointment.
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Jane Kukula, AuD & Ashley Spisak, AuD
8897 Mentor Ave
Mentor, Ohio 44060