Tinnitus – you are not alone!
Hearing News • February 6, 2019
“There are many possible causes and courses of management for dealing with tinnitus. It is really important that you know that you do not have to manage your condition alone, we at Apex Hearing are here to help you! ”
Steven McCluskey, Audiologist
This is tinnitus week (4th – 10th February 2019), with the focus this year being the theme of isolation, since this is one of the most common concerns expressed by those who have the condition.
What is tinnitus?
• Tinnitus is the perception of sound when there is no external sound present
• It may be ringing, hissing, buzzing, whistling or a combination of these
• The sound can be constant or intermittent
• It can vary in volume
• It can be low, medium or high-pitched
• The noise can be in one or both ears, or may feel like it is in the head
• Tinnitus is very common
• It can be a sign of an underlying medical condition
• The exact cause of it is not known but it is often associated with hearing loss
• Often the most effective treatments is to treat the underlying hearing loss
We Can Help!
There are many possible causes and courses of management for dealing with tinnitus. It is really important that you know that you do not have to manage your condition alone, we at Apex Hearing are here to help you!
All you have to do is contact us and we will arrange a comprehensive hearing assessment with one of our excellent hearing care specialists. They will offer you advice and support and will determine the best course of management for you.
Often the most effective treatment is to treat the underlying hearing loss, which can greatly reduce issues. It is often worth exploring whether wearing a hearing aid might help, as many have tinnitus settings to help alleviate the symptoms.
So do bear in mind that even though tinnitus can be an unwelcome and uninvited annoyance, with the correct help and management over time, its distressing and intrusive nature can be greatly reduced or even eliminated.
If you want to find out more about tinnitus, its possible causes, prevention, management, potential treatments and how those wearing a hearing aid may actually experience relief from it have a look at our additional information on tinnitus.
You might also like to take a look at the British Tinnitus Association’s website. During Tinnitus Week they are highlighting the information they have available and are trying to reach as many people as possible.
However, if you have this condition you will need specific support, tailored individually to you. If you would like to understand what can be done to help you manage tinnitus then get in contact with us. One of our excellent hearing care specialists will listen to your concerns, assess your hearing and explain how they can best help you manage this condition.
Remember you do not have to manage this condition alone, we are here to help.
Why not contact us today and book an appointment?