Tinnitus or a “ringing in the ears” can be relieved through the use of special hearing devices and music. If you suffer from tinnitus, we can help improve your quality of life and alleviate symptoms.
Types of Tinnitus
Tinnitus can be a temporary issue or a chronic one, and is classified into two types:
- Subjective tinnitus, which is sound only the patient can hear. It is the most common of the two types, and can be the result of issues with the outer, middle or inner ear. Other causes can include problems with the auditory (hearing) nerves or the section of the brain that turns nerve signals into sound.
- Objective tinnitus, a rare form of tinnitus—which makes up less than one percent of all reported tinnitus cases— that a physician can hear when an exam is performed. It may be due to muscle contractions, a blood vessel issue or a middle ear problem.
- Performing a hearing exam using soundproof headphones to play specific sounds in one ear at a time, and the results are taken and compared to those within a normal hearing range
- Moving the eyes, jaw, neck, arms and legs in certain ways to see if the tinnitus worsens or changes in any way
- Undergoing imaging tests, such as a computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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