Several tinnitus therapy options are available to effectively manage the condition and provide significant relief to sufferers.
Nashville,TN (PRWEB) July 15, 2015
Tinnitus is a symptom characterized by the perception of a persistent ringing in the ears when no external sound source is present. This phantom sound, which can also present itself as a buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, or clicking sound, affects an estimated 45 million Americans.
Tinnitus, being a symptom rather than a condition itself, is often a sign of an underlying problem. Certain conditions, such as blood vessel disorders or simple earwax buildup, can be corrected and the tinnitus can be cured.
Oftentimes, however, the cause of tinnitus either cannot be determined or is the result of noise-induced or age-related hearing loss. When tinnitus accompanies hearing loss, which is the result of damage to the nerves of hearing, tinnitus usually cannot be cured. However, according to Audiology Associates & Hearing Aids Today, several tinnitus therapy options are available to effectively manage the condition and provide significant relief to sufferers.
In a recently published article titled Understanding Your Tinnitus Treatment Options, Audiology Associates & Hearing Aids Today explains the tinnitus therapy options currently available as well as some of the promising research currently taking place.
Since tinnitus is often associated with hearing loss, wearing hearing aids can provide the individual with the dual benefit of better hearing and tinnitus relief. As hearing aids increase the volume of ambient sound, the sounds associated with tinnitus become less noticeable.
Another effective treatment option is sound therapy, which includes a broad group of treatments that use external sound to mask the tinnitus. The external sound can be delivered through special masking devices or through a portable music player or a pair of hearing aids. Hearing specialists can also customize the masking sounds to match the frequency of the patient’s tinnitus for optimal results.
Other treatment options include behavioral therapies that deal with the psychological and emotional components of hearing loss, and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, which combines behavioral therapies with sound therapy. Drug therapies, experimental therapies, and general wellness advice are also covered in the article.
The full article can be read here: http://www.hearingaidstoday.com/understanding-your-treatment-options-for-tinnitus.
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