Tinnitus is the hearing of sound when no external sound is present. While often described as a ringing, it may also sound like a clicking, hiss or roaring. Rarely, unclear voices or music are heard. The sound may be soft or loud, low pitched or high pitched and appear to be coming from one ear or both. Most of the time, it comes on gradually. In some people, the sound causes depression or anxiety and can interfere with concentration.
Here at Holland Hearing Center, we offer comprehensive tinnitus treatment with practitioners who have extensive experience in the field of hearing loss and related disorders.
Tinnitus is a common problem in the general population, especially among those with certain risk factors. These include:
To treat your tinnitus, we will first try to identify any underlying, treatable condition that may be associated with your symptoms. In some cases, treating underlying problems will relieve tinnitus effectively. Other patients may require special sound therapy devices that can neutralize phantom noises.
For people coping with tinnitus, the most important thing is relief. Our tinnitus treatment is both personal and customized for each patient. Upon the completion of a thorough evaluation, we develop a treatment plan that includes Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) and sound masking technology. In 80% of tinnitus cases, there is an underlying hearing loss issue. Addressing this hearing loss helps to minimize the effects of tinnitus.
If you experience a ringing sensation in your ears, commonly known as Tinnitus, try the following helpful tips: