About Tinnitus

Tinnitus Is Common:

Sound in your ears that is not present in the environment is known as TINNITUS. Nearly 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus or head noises. Tinnitus is often described as “ringing in the ears” but can include virtually any type of sound including whooshing, hissing, whistling, clicking and buzzing, just to name a few. It may be an intermittent sound or an annoying continuous sound in one or both ears. The pitch can go from a low roar to a high squeal or whine. People with severe tinnitus may have trouble hearing, working, concentrating or even sleeping.

Tinnitus Is Not A Disease.

It is a condition in which a person’s brain perceives sound that is not actually present in the environment and can result from a wide range of underlying causes. Causes of tinnitus may include hearing loss, exposure to loud noises, exposure to medicines you may be taking for a different problem, neurological damage, or even stress. Tinnitus may also be a symptom of other health problems, such as allergies, high or low blood pressure, tumors, or problems in the heart, blood vessels, jaw or neck.

Treatment Depends On The Cause.

Prior to any treatment, it is important to undergo a thorough examination and evaluation by your Otolaryngologist and an Audiologist that specializes in the treatment of Tinnitus. Typical treatments in the past included traditional hearing aids, sound-masking devices, medicines and counseling in ways to learn how to cope with the noise. Unfortunately, most of these have proven to be ineffective in reducing or relieving bothersome symptoms of tinnitus over time.

Fortunately, Several New And Effective Treatments Are Available Today!

The Audiologists at Best Hearing San Diego are certified to provide a wide range of new treatments for tinnitus, such as, Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, CR Neuromodulation, and Hearing aids with integrated tinnitus treatment programs. We have been helping patients find relief from their tinnitus for more than 20 years. We are always on the lookout for new methods and technological advances in a continual effort to offer state-of-the art therapies to our patients.

We know that frequently tinnitus patients have been told that they
“just have to live with it” or “nothing can be done.”

We want you to know this is no longer the case. More often than not, tinnitus can be treated and its symptoms improved.

Take The First Step And Call Us Today.

To schedule a tinnitus consultation with our audiologist. An audiologist’s evaluation of your tinnitus is necessary to determine if you are a candidate for Tinnitus Treatment and what type of therapy is best suited to your tinnitus (in some cases a medically treatable condition may exist and further evaluation from an ENT may be recommended). Best Hearing San Diego’s Tinnitus Treatment Program provides a diagnostic audiometric evaluation and treatment of an individual’s tinnitus (or hyperacusis) *for more info regarding tinnitus treatment see “Tinnitus Treatment Program

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