Put an End to the Ringing, Humming, & Buzzing
AnyPlace Audiology provides state-of-the-art Tinnitus Treatment in Austin, Del Rio, Lufkin, Temple, Corpus Christi and Cedar Park, Texas.
Tinnitus is a health condition where patients experience a buzzing, ringing, humming, or similar noise in their ear(s). The sounds being heard by an individual with tinnitus aren’t produced externally and other people can’t hear them. Instead, they’re produced from within and only the sufferer can hear the noises. This further complicates the diagnosis and the process of seeking treatment.
The severity of your tinnitus depends largely on how much attention you pay to the unwanted sound. When tinnitus prompts negative feelings, it can cause a reaction that makes you pay more attention to it, and a vicious cycle begins. The aim of tinnitus therapy is to break this vicious cycle.
Although many people haven’t heard about tinnitus, it’s still a relatively common condition. In fact, roughly 15% to 20% of people suffer from these internal ringing or buzzing sounds. It’s especially common among older adults and is always the result of another underlying condition. Some people develop it due to natural aging, because of an injury, or due to a circulatory system problem. Many patients see a reduction in tinnitus symptoms when the underlying cause of the condition is treated. In other words, by treating the root cause of tinnitus, people can reduce or eliminate the noise altogether.
The only symptoms of tinnitus involve sounds being heard by the patient, but not by anybody else. If you notice yourself constantly asking others if they hear something without anybody picking up on the same sound, you might be suffering from tinnitus. Here are some common ways the internal, phantom sounds can manifest themselves:
Anyplace MD offers non-invasive hearing testing and provides you with a clear picture of your current hearing abilities. Our audiologists will spend time learning about your medical history as well as your current communication/hearing challenges. If the hearing testing indicates you have a hearing loss or any other problems, our doctors will discuss the potential treatment with you.
We’ll kick things off with a thorough health assessment to determine the underlying cause of the problem since tinnitus is often associated with anatomic diseases and other underlying health problems. It’s imperative to understand the root cause of the issue before going about devising a treatment plan. It’s true that the vast majority of tinnitus cases are caused by hearing loss, but we’re committed to providing our patients with accurate health services so we never make assumptions. There are times when the underlying cause of a patient’s tinnitus falls outside of our specialty. In these cases, we’ll always refer you to a capable specialist who can provide you with the treatment you need to get back to a normal and fulfilling life.
Once we have a clear understanding of the underlying cause of your tinnitus, our highly skilled team of audiologists will get to work creating a personalized treatment plan. Our personalized treatments are specifically designed to bring about the greatest relief for each patient. Although the symptoms and causes of tinnitus are similar among all patients, there are small yet important differences that make it essential to provide individualized treatments based on the specifics of a patient’s unique circumstances. In some cases, treating a person’s hearing loss with a hearing aid is enough to reduce or fully eliminate the tinnitus symptoms. However, there are some instances when amplification is used in tandem with sound therapy.
In some cases, tinnitus cases require more than one appointment. If your personal audiologist determines that a single treatment won’t suffice, they’ll create a treatment outline for you. This plan will clearly designate the treatments required, when they’ll be, and how long you’ll have to undergo the treatment until you’re back to living a normal life. In most cases, tinnitus patients can find relief within just a few treatments. We’ll work around your schedule to make sure your treatments don’t conflict with other responsibilities. If other symptoms arise or healing occurs faster than anticipated, this treatment schedule will get adjusted accordingly. You’ll follow up with your audiologist often to make sure everything’s on track.