Helping Salt Lake City With All Tinnitus Concerns
Affecting 15% of Americans, tinnitus is one of the most difficult hearing health challenges to live with. Some people describe it as a ringing or buzzing sound in their ears, which can either occur around-the-clock or at random stages throughout the day.
Although most people with tinnitus are still able to continue with their daily lives, it severely impacts a small percentage of people.
Although it is commonly labelled as a disease, it’s actually a side effect of other things that are happening within your ear and is a result of several causes.
These vary from noise-induced hearing loss (the most common reason) to a build-up of earwax, sinus infections, jaw misalignments, or certain medications.
The solution for tinnitus varies on multiple factors. That’s why your first step is to see a doctor of audiology to comprehensively test your hearing and get to the root of your tinnitus.
At House of Hearing, our team has been caring for Salt Lake City’s tinnitus challenges since 1986 with a team of in-house specialists.
Schedule your appointment today with your local tinnitus specialists.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I Have Tinnitus?
Frequent exposure to loud noises is a very common case. Other causes can include earwax, hearing loss, stress, medications, head injuries, and other neurological diseases. Patients with vertigo or ear pressure may also experience tinnitus.
Rest assured, tinnitus is not an illness in itself, but a symptom of something else. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t cause deafness, although people with hearing loss may experience tinnitus – even if they are completely deaf.
While it can be disruptive to your sleep and general well-being, the good news is that 50% of sufferers do find that their tinnitus does taper off with time.
Are There Different Types of Tinnitus?
Yes. There are two types – subjective and objective.
If you have subjective tinnitus, only you can hear it. This is due to a problem with your outer, middle, or inner ear. Occasionally, there can be a problem with the hearing nerves, or the brain is struggling to interpret signals as sound.
If you have objective tinnitus, then the doctor examining you can also hear what you are hearing — this a rare form requiring a longer treatment time.
Causes include blood vessels located near the ear, the small bones situated in the middle ear, or muscle contractions.
What Should I Do Now?
If your tinnitus is disrupting your life, I would highly suggest an appointment. We can explore fitting you with a tinnitus masker and discuss treatment options in more detail.
Since 1986, the House of Hearing has helped over 30,000 patients achieve better hearing and, therefore, enriched lives.
With 11 convenient northern Utah locations, I encourage you to contact us today to book yourself in for a hearing test. Simply click here to get started on your journey to better hearing.
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