Tinnitus, while often referred to as “ringing in the ears”, can show up as other sounds, including loud humming, buzzing, or whistling. Over 50 million people in the United States suffer from tinnitus. It varies from person to person, ranging from loud to soft, low pitched or high pitched. Tinnitus is not a disease, but rather a symptom that can stem from various causes, most commonly from noise-induced hearing loss. There is no effective medication, but there are proven treatments and therapies available that can help some sufferers.
At Sonora Hearing Care, we offer many services for those affected by tinnitus. We can diagnose and evaluate your symptoms and discuss how it may be having an impact on your life. Simple hearing tests and a few questions can help determine the severity of your tinnitus and its effects. We can provide therapies and management tools such as hearing aids, sound therapy devices and relaxation techniques.
Tinnitus isn’t just about your hearing or your ears – it can often change your mental state, mood, and overall health. It may cause irritability, sleep problems, and is sometimes even linked to depression. That constant sound in your ear, whether subtle or severe, can be a daily annoyance that you feel you can’t control. With our help, you can learn to overcome tinnitus, tune out that sound, and move forward with new ways to cope and manage your symptoms.
Most insurance plans will cover the hearing tests and evaluations for tinnitus diagnosis. If you’ve been struggling with tinnitus-like symptoms and it’s having an effect on your daily life, it’s time to take control! Give us a call today to learn more about our therapy options for tinnitus sufferers or to schedule an appointment for your tinnitus evaluation.