Osseo, MN (PRWEB) April 24, 2014
Ringing in the ears is a hearing ailment which impacts approximately fifty million Americans between 60 and 75 years of age. More prevalent in men than women, the main symptom of ringing in the ears is hearing sounds that no one else can hear. Tinnitus commonly seems to indicate a problem taking place within the four components of the auditory system - the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain - and consequently could be more of a symptom of other conditions than just a disease alone. Tinnitus with greater frequency appears as a co-symptom connected to other types of either conductive or sensorineural loss of hearing, instead of being a form of loss of hearing itself. In addition, because tinnitus fills the ears with a continuous base level of ever-present noise, it diminishes the absolute threshold of hearing and causes it to be more difficult to listen to faint sounds "over" the constant buzzing or ringing.
The audiologists at Hearing Health Clinic in Osseo MN are regularly researching new tinnitus treatments to make them available locally. Tinnitus research is a very active field with many scientific studies and trials launched annually. This means that people who've lived with tinnitus for many years are frequently unaware of the newest options available. Hearing Health Clinic takes pride in offering the most up-to-date tinnitus therapies in Osseo MN. As part of that effort they've created a list of tinnitus treatments on their website and frequently blog about new breakthroughs in the field of tinnitus research. Readers interested in additional details about the treatments listed here are urged to visit the website at http://hopkinshearing.com or call for an appointment.
Hearing aids. Most individuals with tinnitus have some amount of hearing loss. Hearing aids create a combined benefit of improving hearing and covering up the tinnitus. Many patients with tinnitus receive partial or complete relief from their tinnitus by using hearing aids.
Counseling and Relaxation. Being able to relax is extremely helpful if the ringing in your ears irritates you. Stress makes tinnitus seem worse. Counseling may be appropriate when tinnitus leads to depression, anxiety or other psychological problems.
Medicine or drug therapy. Drug therapies and medications have two roles to play in tinnitus therapy. Selected medications offer direct relief from the tinnitus symptoms while others are meant to target the depression and strong emotions affiliated with tinnitus.
Maskers. Tinnitus maskers are tiny electronics that resemble hearing aids and are adjusted to generate sounds that masks or covers up the tinnitus. Many patients report good results with tinnitus maskers although they do not enhance hearing the way a hearing aid does.
About Heidi Hill
Heidi Hill is the President and owner of Hearing Health Clinic and a practicing Audiologist. She received her Master’s Degree in Audiology and Speech Pathology from the University of Minnesota in 1996. She is currently enrolled at A.T. Stills University for her Doctor of Audiology. With her prior experience working as clinical audiologist and an audiology trainer for two top hearing aid manufacturers Heidi has a unique expertise in fitting patients with the best hearing aids possible. Heidi is a Certified Audiologist with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, and a Member of the Minnesota Academy of Audiology and Academy of Dispensing Audiologists.
About Hearing Health Clinic
Hearing Health Clinic has been serving the hearing care needs in the western Minneapolis suburbs of Hopkins and Osseo MN since 2010. In addition to hearing aids, they offer a variety of diagnostic and preventative hearing healthcare services. Among other services, Hearing Health Clinic provides hearing loss testing, hearing aid sales and adjustments, tinnitus therapy and rehabilitative counseling. They are committed to offering the most current options in hearing healthcare to their patients, and are dedicated to staying up to date with the latest improvements in the hearing industry.
Hearing Health Clinic
512 Central Avenue
Osseo, MN 55369
Hearing Health Clinic
Hopkins, MN 55343