Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
Ringing in the ears is a hearing ailment that impacts approximately 50 million US citizens somewhere between 60 and 75 years of age. The main manifestation of tinnitus, which usually strikes more men than women, is hearing tones which nobody else can hear. Tinnitus frequently seems to indicate a condition taking place in one of the four portions of the auditory system - the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain - and therefore could be more of a manifestation of other issues than just a disease itself. Tinnitus more regularly appears as a co-symptom associated with other types of either conductive or sensorineural loss of hearing, as opposed to being a form of loss of hearing itself. In addition, since tinnitus fills the ears with a frequent base level of ever-present noise, it lessens the absolute threshold of hearing and will make it challenging to hear faint sounds "over" the continual buzzing or ringing.
The audiologists at Hearing Center of Broward in Fort Lauderdale are regularly researching new tinnitus treatment options to make them locally available. Tinnitus research is a very active field with many experiments and research trials completed each year. Consequently, individuals who've lived with tinnitus for a long time are frequently unaware of the newest options available. The ability to provide the most up-to-date tinnitus treatment options locally in Fort Lauderdale is a source of pride for the audiologists at Hearing Center of Broward. As part of that effort, they've compiled a list of tinnitus therapies on their website and frequently blog about fresh developments in the area of tinnitus research. Readers interested in further detail about the treatments listed here are urged to visit the website at http://hearingtoday.com or contact Hearing Center of Broward for an appointment.
Hearing aids. Tinnitus sufferers typically also have some amount of hearing impairment. The combined benefit of hearing aids is that they cover the noises of the tinnitus while also improving hearing ability. Tinnitus sufferers making use of hearing aids often report partial or complete alleviation of tinnitus symptoms.
Relaxation and Counseling. Learning how to relax is extremely important if the noise in your ears irritates you. Stress makes tinnitus feel worse. Counseling can be appropriate when tinnitus leads to depression, anxiety or other psychological problems.
Medicine or drug therapy. Medications and drug therapies have two roles to play in tinnitus therapy. Selected medications offer direct relief from the tinnitus symptoms whilst others are intended to target the depression and strong emotions affiliated with tinnitus.
Maskers. Covering up (or masking) the noises of tinnitus can be achieved through an electronic tinnitus masker. Like hearing aids, they offer tinnitus relief, but will not enhance hearing and may affect understanding speech.
About Dr. Cynthia Heise
Dr. Cynthia Heise is a licensed, board certified, Doctor of Audiology. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Florida, with a Masters degree in Audiology from the University of South Florida. While her children were completing high school, Cynthia returned to Nova Southeastern University to complete her Doctorate of Audiology degree. Cynthia is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and the Florida Academy of Audiology, she is Board Certified by the American Speech-Language Pathology and Hearing Association. Dr. Heise was appointed by the Governor of Florida to the Board of Audiology and Speech Pathology where she served for 12 years. During her tenure on the Board, Dr. Heise was instrumental in developing our current State licensing laws for consumer protection.
About The Hearing Center of Broward
The Hearing Center of Broward is a private practice facility serving Ft. Lauderdale and the Broward County area, with 4 convenient locations. Established in 1976, their goal is to provide the utmost in professional hearing healthcare for their patients and families.
The Hearing Center of Broward staff is made up of Doctoral and Masters level audiologists, and board certified hearing instruments specialists, in order to provide patients with the best care possible. Their clinics provide a variety of hearing healthcare services including comprehensive audiological evaluations (hearing testing), hearing rehabilitation, education, and counseling. They prescribe the most sophisticated hearing aid technology available and actively participate in the prevention of hearing loss through the provision and fitting of hearing protective devices, consultation on the effects of noise on hearing, and consumer education.
Dr. Cynthia Heise
Hearing Center of Broward, Inc
5975 N. Federal Highway, Suite 106
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308