There is no known cure for tinnitus but wearing a certain type of hearing aid will reduce the symptoms people suffer from.
The dictionary definition of tinnitus is:
“A sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing or whistling, occurring without an external stimulus”.
Tinnitus can appear over a long period of time, be caused by lengthy exposure to noise, such as machinery or music, or could occur as the result of an accident or injury. Click this link to read such a story. It should be borne in mind that the noises can vary in both pitch and frequency, and may not be present in both ears, but equally may affect both ears at the same time at different levels.
For some people, tinnitus is just one of those ‘minor annoyances’ that can be lived with, tolerated and they find their own means of coping with. However, for others, it can become an issue that can cause some serious mental health issues and concerns – in extreme cases, sufferers have thought they were completely losing their sanity. This can have disastrous consequences, which may have been avoidable, with the right intervention.
Steven says “…You hear the tinnitus, you stress about the tinnitus, you then monitor the tinnitus, which stresses you out even further, the noise seems louder & so it goes on…”. This is clearly a vicious cycle. It’s Steven’s job to break this cycle. One of his clients came to him because his tinnitus was so severe it could have had tragic consequences.
Currently there is no cure for tinnitus, but there are certainly interventions that can help – hearing aids being one of them.
Should you have an underlying hearing problem, which hasn’t been treated, then tinnitus can rear its ugly head. By treating the hearing problem, thus bringing more sound into the hearing system, the ear will start listening to real sounds externally, rather than the tinnitus internally. Modern hearing aids also have other features inbuilt to help further, should a client need it.
Call Steven Hale to make an appointment.
Steven’s summary: Don’t let an underlying hearing problem expose you to the risk of tinnitus. Book an appointment for an assessment.