Tinnitus Treatment

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TINNITUS TREATMENT

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head in when no external sound is present. It is often described as head noise described as:  ringing, whooshing, roaring, a steam engine, crickets, buzzing or hissing..

Typical Causes

Each person with tinnitus has a unique reason for the noises in their head. Some of the following are known causes of tinnitus or can stimulate tinnitus: Noise damage, Age related hearing loss, Conditions of the ear, Certain medications and even Head trauma

There are many more auditory and nonauditory reasons for tinnitus, but it is medically proven that tinnitus is somehow the result of the brain’s reaction to impaired hearing.

Tinnitus Treatment- Hearing Loss Services

COMMON DIFFICULTIES THAT CAN MAGNIFY A PERSONS’S REACTION TO TINNITUS

INABILITY TO FOCUS

SLEEPING PROBLEMS

DIFFICULTY RELAXING

ANNOYANCE

ANXIETY

DEPRESSION

SPEECH

STRESS AT WORK

For detailed information on Tinnitus visit American Tinnitus Association

OUR PROGRAM

Our program works to identify the source of the tinnitus,  reveal the underlying causes of your head noise and work to demystify the reason for the tinnitus. After diagnosis we use a diversified medical approach to develop a sound therapy program for each patient. This may include combination units for personal amplification or stand-alone sound generators to reduce the impact of the tinnitus on the patient’s quality of life.

Case History: It is important for us to obtain the relevant medical, medication and hearing history. We take a medical approach to discovering why the tinnitus has appeared. In some cases there is a medical reason why the tinnitus has started. At Ear and Hearing Specialists of New Mexico, we have the medical staff and Audiologists in one facility who are able to diagnose and treat your tinnitus in the same facility.

Audiologic Evaluation: Most tinnitus is in reaction to peripheral damage to the hearing system. It is crucial to determine the integrity of the hearing system when diagnosing tinnitus. Our audiologic evaluations for tinnitus include a a complete hearing evaluation, and if necessary specialized testing to determine the extent of hearing damage in testing frequencies not discovered on routine audiograms. We strive to educate our patients on the role their hearing health plays in the treatment of tinnitus. It is important to have a clear understanding of the reasons why tinnitus is present and how to manage the symptoms that have an impact on your quality of life.

Medical evaluation: Our staff of physicians will review your hearing testing and history to determine the cause of your tinnitus. If there is a medical treatment to improve your tinnitus the physicianwill discuss medical solutions that are contributing to your tinnitus.

Treatment Plan: Each patient receives an individualized plan of care for treating their tinnitus. We use the latest medical devices for combating the tinnitus through sound therapy programs, medical treatment and medications.  Treatment may include the referral to other qualifies health care providers for treatment.