What is Tinnitus And How Can I Treat It?

woman bothered by tinnitusAt some point or another, everyone will experience ringing in their ears. This can be due to lack oxygen, head injuries, and other trauma. In most cases, tinnitus is temporary. However, for about 50 million Americans, it is an everyday problem that has no cure. At Mission Hearing Aid Center, our hearing specialists can help you with tinnitus treatment that can help you manage your symptoms. While most people can learn to ignore or manage it, one in five people find it debilitating and find it deeply affects their daily lives. Instead of trying to deal with it on your own, it’s time to find the help you need to deal with that constant ringing in your ears.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus means that a person hears a sound that is not audible to other people. In at least one percent of people, it is usually objective and other people can hear the noise. It can be caused by a musculoskeletal or cardiovalar movements of the person’s body. This usually is a sign of a medical emergency, so if you are experiencing a constant sound in your ears, it’s important to get checked out to rule out any other medical conditions.

Tinnitus is usually identified as a high pitched ringing that only the person can hear. In most cases, the cause isn’t serious, although it can be difficult to manage. Most of the time, volume is directly related to the patient’s surroundings, which means that it can get worse at night, when all other sounds are absent. While it is characterized with high pitched ringing, other sounds a patient can hear include:

  • Whistling
  • Chirping
  • Clicking
  • Screeching
  • Hissing
  • Musical
  • Whooshing
  • Pulsing
  • Buzzing
  • Roaring
  • Static

What is Involved in Tinnitus Treatment?

Tinnitus is a condition that can be caused by a number of issues. Some include:

  • Ear Infections
  • Medication Side Effects
  • Joint Problems, including jaw and cheekbone joints

If these aren’t the problem, trauma and other like problems can usually be the culprit. While some people will learn to tune it out and ignore it, others aren’t so lucky. Serious side effects include:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Hearing Difficulties
  • Isolation
  • Depression

Luckily, one can treat these side effects with the right doctor to improve quality of life.  Other remedies include sound therapy, tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Don’t Suffer Needlessly- Find Tinnitus Treatment With Us Today

At Mission Hearing Aid Center, we can help you diagnose and treat your tinnitus so it doesn’t impede on your everyday life. Don’t suffer needlessly. Make your appointment today!

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