Tinnitus is a condition in which a person perceives sound that is not actually present in the environment. It is often described as “ringing in the ears” but can include virtually any type of sound including whooshing, hissing, or whistling.
There are many possible causes for tinnitus but most cases are related to damage to the auditory system. This may or may not include subjective hearing loss. Often a single event or a condition unrelated to the hearing system may seem to trigger tinnitus.
An audiologist is necessary to evaluate your tinnitus and can determine if a treatable medical condition exists or if further evaluation from an ENT is necessary. We can therefore determine the possible source of your tinnitus and what course of treatment, if any is most appropriately.
Steven Hale Hearing believes that tinnitus can almost always be treated and its symptoms improved.
Steven has been running a tinnitus clinic within his NHS practice since 2001 and he believes that working alongside ENT consultants in both his NHS and Private practice gives him the valid knowledge needed and an edge over other practitioners.
We are also proud to welcome Alison Flower to the team, Alison is a qualified Hearing Therapist, specialising in Tinnitus and balance therapy at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust. She is able to offer Tinnitus rehabilitation, as well as sleep Counselling and Relaxation Training. Alison will be joining us within the next few weeks.