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Martin Smith

31st May 2015

Hearing Loss is Often The Cause Of Tinnitus


Treating hearing loss often relieves tinnitus

Tinnitus commonly manifests as a ringing in the ears, buzzing, hissing, whistling, whooshing or clicking that ranges in severity. Whilst the mechanism and underlying process of tinnitus is not clearly and definitively understood, we do know that it most often accompanies hearing loss. It appears that age-related hearing loss is one of the most common causes of tinnitus.

Tinnitus, A Symptom, Not A Disease

Tinnitus is a symptom, not an actual disease. There is no known cure, but there are treatment options that will deliver relief. Tinnitus can be quite debilitating with the sound being inescapable for some sufferers. However, there is treatment that will deliver relief for most cases.

Important To Have Your Hearing Tested

It’s important to have your hearing checked, because more often than not, hearing loss is the underlying cause of tinnitus. If we identify that hearing loss is the problem, we can effectively help people. Edinburgh Hearing offers a variety of therapy and treatment options, including sound and music therapy, stress management advice, hearing aids and advice on certain medications that can be of assistance.

Hearing Aids With Built In Tinnitus Relief

In the case of someone with hearing loss and associated tinnitus, we offer hearing aids with built-in tinnitus relief. Research has found that tinnitus sufferers can benefit from a variety of sound therapies. That is why many hearing aid manufacturers have introduced Tinnitus treatment options in their digital hearing aids. 

Combined Tinnitus & Hearing Loss Treatment

This feature allows us to provide a combined treatment for both tinnitus and the underlying hearing loss that it it associated with. In many cases just treating the hearing loss will in fact give relief of the tinnitus symptoms, however in the case where that is not enough, we use sound therapy as well to deliver the needed relief.

If you have tinnitus, you should really consider a hearing test to determine if hearing loss is the root cause. Free hearing tests in Edinburgh can be scheduled by calling 0131 629 1819.

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