There is no cure for tinnitus, however there is effective treatment. We can help quiet the madding sound
Tinnitus Therapy Edinburgh
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Tinnitus comes from the Latin word for ringing
Tinnitus is a noise that you hear in your head or ears which is not coming from anywhere around you.
Do you hear a ringing, roaring, clicking, or hissing sound in your ears that no one else can hear? Do you hear this sound often or all the time? Does the sound bother you a lot? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have tinnitus and you should see a hearing professional. Many people have tinnitus, in fact the British Tinnitus Society believe that one in ten people have tinnitus, which has a significant effect on their quality of life.
Some people will notice a ringing or buzzing noise in their ears after a noisy night out, or after very loud sounds, this will usually subside however for some people it can be an ongoing issue. Tinnitus can seem to get worse when you are stressed or if you are in a quiet environment. Unfortunately there is no magic cure for tinnitus, but there are some things that can definitely help some people, such as relaxation techniques or devices which make a sound that can help to distract you from your tinnitus.
It is also important to check your hearing and ears. If you would like to discuss your tinnitus, please make an appointment.
What Causes Tinnitus?
Nearly everyone has experienced tinnitus at one time or other. But for some it is a constant companion. Tinnitus is in fact a symptom, it is not a disease in itself. It is often associated with many forms of hearing problems. (It can also be a symptom of other health problems.) Tinnitus is typically caused by:
- Hearing Loss – Most people who have tinnitus also have some kind of hearing loss.
- Loud Noise – Exposure to loud noise can cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. Continued exposure can make the tinnitus and hearing loss become worse.
- Medication – More than 200 medicines, including aspirin, can cause tinnitus. If you have tinnitus and you take medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether your medicine could be the cause.
Let Us Help You Gain Relief From Tinnitus
We carry out a complete hearing assessment including Audiometry. We will discuss your tinnitus and grade your perception of its severity. Based on this evaluation and your answers to our questions we will discuss possible treatment options with you. Management of your tinnitus may include the use of hearing aid amplification, sound therapy or a combined approach.
Step One: Assessments & Medical Clearance
Because tinnitus can be associated with underlying diseases of the ear and other anatomical structures, it is important that we ascertain what the underlying causes of your problem are. In most cases tinnitus is caused by an underlying hearing loss, it is important that we confirm this and rule out any other causes. Tinnitus can be caused by other problems that are not appropriate for treatment by us. If we find that your tinnitus is not suitable for treatment we will refer you to an ENT Specialist to rule out any health-related conditions that could be the cause of your tinnitus or could be treated through medical and/or surgical intervention.
Step Two: Treatment Options
Treatment Of An Underlying Hearing Loss
There are many options for treatment with tinnitus dependent on the severity and the underlying cause. In quite a lot of cases correction of a hearing loss with well fitted digital hearing aids will dramatically reduce eliminate the impact of tinnitus. In cases where amplification alone may not be successful, we also prescribe sound therapy. Many modern hearing aid devices are combination devices giving amplification and sound therapy. Different types of noises or chime-like sounds can be used with or without amplification to offer relief from tinnitus. Sound therapy will most often be accompanied by education, counseling, and stress reduction. It may also include professionals from other disciplines (i.e., psychology, dentistry, neurology, etc).
Sound therapy Treatment
In Cases where there is no hearing loss is or it is not severe enough for treatment. We would prescribe sound therapy devices. Sound therapy has proven to be an effective management tool for many people who suffer from tinnitus that isn't associated with underlying hearing loss. Sound Therapy is a proven sound therapy strategy that delivers results for many Patients.
The tinnitus treatment plan
If you suspect that you may be suffering with tinnitus, your first step is to undergo a professional evaluation. After your diagnosis, we can help you make an individual treatment plan for your tinnitus. A Tinnitus Therapy treatment plan combines the elements below, depending on your degree of tinnitus
- Counselling – helps you to identify and challenge the way you perceive tinnitus in your daily life.
- Relaxation exercises – teach you sleep strategies, meditation, breathing exercises and muscle relaxation.
- Sound stimulation – sound therapy can reduce your tinnitus related stress.
- Amplification - amplified sound from hearing aids can be a big help if you also have hearing loss.
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