Glastonbury, CT (PRWEB) March 31, 2014
Tinnitus is a hearing condition that impacts a projected fifty million Americans between 60 and 75 years old. More common in men as compared to women, the principal characteristic of tinnitus is experiencing sounds that nobody else can hear. Tinnitus in many instances seems to indicate a problem developing in one of the four portions of the auditory system - the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain - and consequently could be more of a sign of other conditions than just a disease in itself. Although not a type of loss of hearing per se, it is often associated with other forms of either conductive or sensorineural hearing loss. However , since tinnitus causes individuals to hear the buzzing or ringing sound continually, this tends to have the effect of decreasing an individual's absolute threshold of hearing, which makes it more difficult to hear low-level sounds normally.
The audiologists at Advanced Hearing Healthcare in Glastonbury, CT are constantly researching new tinnitus treatment options to make them available locally. Because many of these therapies are rather new, people who've endured tinnitus for many years are often unaware that new therapies have been introduced. Advanced Hearing Healthcare takes pride in offering the most up-to-date tinnitus therapies in Glastonbury, CT. To better disseminate tinnitus therapy information they've compiled a list of tinnitus treatments on their website and frequently blog about new breakthroughs in the area of tinnitus research. Readers looking for further detail about the treatment options listed below are urged to visit the website at http://advancedhearinghealthcare.com or call for an appointment.
Hearing aids. Tinnitus patients typically also have some level of hearing loss. Hearing aids may offer the dual benefit of improving hearing ability while also covering the sounds of tinnitus. Tinnitus sufferers making use of hearing aids commonly report partial or complete relief of tinnitus symptoms.
Drug Therapies. Medication-based therapies approach tinnitus on Two different levels. They can combat the strong emotions and depression that are common among tinnitus sufferers and work on directly reducing the symptoms.
Counseling and Relaxation. Learning how to relax is very important if the ringing in your ears frustrates you. Stress tends to make tinnitus feel even worse. Individuals with tinnitus might feel anxiety, depression and other psychological problems for which counseling is applicable.
Maskers. A tinnitus masker is a tiny electronic gadget that generates noises of its own to cover up (or mask) the tinnitus. Like hearing aids, they offer tinnitus relief, but won't improve hearing and may interfere with understanding speech.
About Christine DiRienzo
Dr. Christine DiRienzo received both her undergraduate and Master's Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the Pennsylvania State University. She completed her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D) at the George Osborne School of Audiology at Salus University. Dr. Dirienzo is a state licensed audiologist and a member of the American Academy of Audiology and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association from which she holds a certificate of clinical competency in audiology (CCC-A). Dr. DiRienzo established Advanced Hearing Healthcare in 2005 in Windsor CT and has been helping people hear better and improve their quality of life for over 35 years. Notably, Dr. DiRienzo wears hearing aids herself to combat her own hearing loss challenges and to help her listen to yours.
About Advanced Hearing Healthcare
Advanced Hearing Healthcare has been Central Connecticut's hearing loss specialists since 2005 currently offering 4 service locations in West Hartford, Glastonbury, Windsor and Branford CT. The Advanced Hearing Healthcare mission is to deliver outstanding hearing loss solutions and amazing customer service, not just hearing aids. The audiologists have decades of combined professional experience and education to offer patients the latest in diagnostic testing, hearing evaluation and hearing aid technology.
Advanced Hearing Healthcare
309 N. Main St.
West Hartford, CT 06117
124 Palisado Ave.
Windsor, CT 06095
41 New London Turnpike,
Glastonbury, CT 06003
267 East Main Street
Branford, CT 06405