Tinnitus

What is Tin­ni­tus?
Tin­ni­tus is a med­ical con­di­tion char­ac­ter­ized by per­sis­tent ring­ing in one or both ears which can only be heard by the affect­ed indi­vid­ual. It has also been described as whistling, hiss­ing, buzzing, or puls­ing in the ear. These sounds may come and go; how­ev­er, most suf­fer­ers expe­ri­ence symp­toms 24 hours a day, sev­en days a week. The effects range from slight annoy­ance to severe dis­rup­tion of every­day life. The Amer­i­can Tin­ni­tus Asso­ci­a­tion esti­mates that over 50 mil­lion Amer­i­cans suf­fer from Tin­ni­tus.

Tin­ni­tus Treat­ment
Due to the per­son­al and unique nature of each Tin­ni­tus con­di­tion, prop­er eval­u­a­tion and spe­cial­ized treat­ment is nec­es­sary. Although there isn’t a sin­gle cure for Tin­ni­tus, Audi­gyC­er­ti­fied™ pro­fes­sion­als are expe­ri­enced at pro­vid­ing indi­vid­ual solu­tions on a case-by-case basis. After com­plet­ing a hear­ing test, your pro­fes­sion­al may refer you to an oto­laryn­gol­o­gist for fur­ther exam­i­na­tion.

In many cas­es, the dis­tress­ing com­bi­na­tion of Tin­ni­tus and hear­ing loss can be relieved with AGX hear­ing tech­nol­o­gy. While worn, a hear­ing sys­tem can restore ambi­ent sounds and help fill Sound Voids™ to elim­i­nate the effects of Tin­ni­tus. An elec­tron­ic device called a Masker may also be worn to dis­tract from the ring­ing sen­sa­tion. Maskers fit in the ear much like hear­ing aids and pro­duce low-lev­el sounds.

Our pro­fes­sion­als will also eval­u­ate oth­er treat­ment options with you includ­ing Tin­ni­tus Retrain­ing Ther­a­py (TRT). Tin­ni­tus Retrain­ing Ther­a­py com­bines low-lev­el, steady back­ground sounds played through a device with inten­sive coun­sel­ing. TRT is an involved process that can take 12–24 months to reduce the effects of Tin­ni­tus.

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