Abilene’s Most Trusted Tinnitus Experts
Tinnitus is a condition where someone hears sounds in their ears that aren’t produced amid their surroundings.
While some hear classic ringing noises, others witness buzzing or static sounds. These are often unique to individuals and match the pitch where their hearing loss is most acute. Some people’s tinnitus is mild and intermittent. But others struggle with the condition over a lifetime, finding it a burden on their work and social lives.
In general, tinnitus worsens when those with the condition become conscious of it. The stress caused by the ringing sensation can produce a range of side effects, including anxiety, depression, and anger. Tinnitus may also make other noises appear louder–increasing a person’s sensitivity to their hearing problem. Both these issues can further exacerbate someone’s symptoms.
For many years, doctors of audiology lacked the understanding to help patients with tinnitus. But now, scientific research in this field has advanced dramatically. Holland Hearing Center can now offer patients a range of excellent, proven treatment options.
How Do We Treat Tinnitus?
Sadly, like many hearing conditions, there is no essential cure for tinnitus. But we can relieve its symptoms and greatly improve a person’s quality of life with alternative treatments. Some may find these more effective than others. The doctors of audiology at Holland Hearing work closely with patients to decide how best to aid their individual conditions. Some of the options at their disposal include:
- Hearing aids – These can correct a person’s hearing loss and reduce their tinnitus.
- Sound maskers – These diminish ringing sounds and decrease someone’s awareness.
- Levo Therapy System – This matches the pitch of someone’s tinnitus and lessens it.
- Desyncra Sound Therapy – This interrupts tinnitus neural signals transmitted to the brain.
- The Listening Program® SLEEP – This retrains the brain through ambient sounds at night.
- The Sound Pillow® Sleep System – This soothes the body and brain to help someone sleep.
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Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
Besides these advanced treatments, the doctors of audiology at Holland Hearing Center also adopt another highly effective approach, based on holistic methods.
Known as either Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) or Habituation Therapy, our specialists help patients to retrain their brains to understand their condition in another way. This also gives patients an apparatus for dealing with the emotional side effects that tinnitus can produce.
Over long-term periods, they can acquire a key coping mechanism and life-changing consequences for their conditions. Combined with other treatments, our patients can effectively manage all the symptoms.
“Holland was methodical and thorough in her diagnosis of my hearing problem and offered a variety of hearing aid solutions. She also thoroughly explained how to operate my hearing aids so that I have had no problems adjusting to my “new ears.”
– Lee H.
“I have been going to Holland Hearing Center for many years. I have always found Sue Ann to be most polite, caring, helpful, and professional in advising me in ways to improve my hearing difficulties. I have never felt pressured to choose one brand of hearing aid over another. Her assistants have always been very courteous when greeting me at the office or over the phone. If I’m in need of batteries or other accessories they are very quick in making sure that I receive them in a timely manner.
In sum, they are a top notch group of people.”
– Gerald C.