Tinnitus Treatment Options
Tinnitus is the term used to describe the condition of perceiving a ringing, buzzing or whooshing noise in the absence of any external sound source. This is typically only experienced by the person with tinnitus and has a variety of different causes.
Tinnitus can be caused by many things, and is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. The treatment for your particular tinnitus will depend on the condition that is causing it, the severity, any accompanying issues such as hearing loss, and the impact the tinnitus has on daily activities.
Common causes of tinnitus include:
- Hearing loss
- Exposure to loud noises
- Earwax buildup or blockages
- Abnormal bone growth in the ear
- Meniere's disease
- Head or neck injuries
- Benign tumor of the cranial nerve
- Vascular disorders
- Stress or depression
The success of a tinnitus management program relies heavily on a clinician's experience treating this common problem. Dr. Davis has over a decade of experience with patients with tinnitus and has counseled and treated hundreds of tinnitus sufferers.
A comprehensive tinnitus evaluation, including possible referral to other medical services, is conducted to determine the severity and likely source of the tinnitus.
A range of tinnitus relief solutions are available. Medical Hearing Associates of Arkansas specializes in both the most advanced tinnitus relief solutions to practical "everyday" recommendations and lifestyle changes to reduce a patient's reaction to tinnitus and improve quality of life.