Do you hear a ringing, roaring, clicking or hissing sound in your ears?
Do you hear this 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. Tinnitus management can quiet the noise in your ears and may be right for you. Call us today at 780-488-4008.
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Tinnitus is a common (and very irritating) condition where you may experience a ringing or other monotonous noise in your ears. This condition will not cause you to lose your hearing completely but it can severely impact your daily life. Our Registered Hearing Professionals can recommend a course of action and our goal is to help you relieve this problem.
WHAT CAUSES TINNITUS?
Did you know that approximately 40% of Canadians have experienced tinnitus at least once in their life? (Like we said, it’s a common condition- you are not alone!) Tinnitus is associated with many forms of hearing problems and can also be a symptom of other health problems.
Tinnitus is typically caused by:
Hearing Loss – Most individuals with tinnitus also have some kind of hearing loss.
Loud Noise – Exposure to loud noises can cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus! Continued exposure to extremely loud sounds can make the tinnitus and hearing loss become worse. Avoid occupational hazards and concerts.
Medication – Incredibly, there are over 200 medications, including aspirin, which can cause tinnitus.
Other potential causes – Tinnitus can also be caused by various allergies, tumors, and even problems in the heart and blood vessels, jaw and neck.
TYPES OF TINNITUS MANAGEMENT
Audiometric testing and a complete health overview will help identify which of the following is the best treatment option for you:
Hearing Aids –Hearing aids can create a dual benefit of enhancing hearing and masking the tinnitus.
Maskers – Small electronic devices that look similar to hearing aids and generate sounds which mask or cover up the tinnitus.
Allergy Treatment – If you think you’re suffering from allergies, get tested! If positive for certain allergies, getting treatment can have the dual effect of reducing the ringing in your ears and giving you a big boost in energy.
Tinnitus management works—talk to us and put an end to the ringing in your ears.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE TINNITUS?
First of all, don’t panic. You don’t have to live with the ringing in your ears forever. Your first step should be to call Hear in Edmonton and schedule a visit with one of our Registered Hearing Aid Practitioners for an evaluation.
There could be other medical issues behind the tinnitus, and it is important to rule out anything that may affect your overall health. It may be appropriate for you to be referred to an ear, nose and throat doctor to complete your diagnosis.
Avoid Making Your Tinnitus Worse
If you work in a place with loud noises (such as construction sites or airport) you should use preventative devices to keep your tinnitus from getting worse.
You should also avoid smoking, alcohol and other loud noises (such as going to a concert or even having your television on too high).
If it is difficult for you to hear over your tinnitus, ask people to face you when they talk. Seeing expressions helps you understand words better. Ask people to speak louder, but not shout. You can also inform them that they do not have to talk slowly, just more clearly.
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