Tinnitus is a condition with side effects that can disrupt even the easiest day-to-day activities, from focusing on work to sleeping at night. It causes a random buzzing, ringing, whistling or another distracting sound in the ear. While there is no cure for tinnitus, there are multiple methods you can use to alleviate the symptoms of this condition. The audiologists at Quality Hearing Aid Center can help you find the relief you need.
Understanding the cause of the condition is an important step in avoiding the worst side effects.
Cause of tinnitus
Narrowing down the cause of tinnitus can help professionals determine the best methods of relief. Some of the biggest causes of the condition are completely avoidable. Not all tinnitus is permanent, as there are cases of temporary side effects that clear up with lifestyle modification.
- Age-related hearing loss: This is a natural occurrence known as presbycusis. After the age of 50, it becomes a much more likely culprit
- Medicine: Ototoxic medications can disrupt your ears' nerve supply. Based on the dosage, effects can be permanent or temporary
- Noise exposure: Constant noise exposure from work or personal areas will slowly degrade normal hearing and introduce tinnitus
- Earwax buildup: Cerumen is usually a temporary side effect of the condition, but can become permanent if left untreated
- Manières disease: Tinnitus is one of the many side effects of this inner ear disease. Like permanent tinnitus, Meniere’s disease is a chronic condition
- Allergies: Normal or seasonal allergies will sometimes bring on tinnitus symptoms. This becomes more likely if certain medications are involved
Because tinnitus can have a negative impact on your quality of life, finding the right solutions to combat the effects is crucial. At Quality Hearing Aid Center, we can counsel you on the optimal ways you can find relief. The unwanted sounds of tinnitus can be minimized using a variety of methods, such as hearing aids with masking features or tinnitus retraining therapy. Our audiologists will work with you to determine the best method for alleviating your symptoms.
To learn more about our tinnitus counseling services, call our office to talk to one of our audiologists or schedule an appointment today.