Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 31, 2014
Approximately fifty million Americans between the ages of 60 and 75 are experiencing a hearing disorder generally known as tinnitus. The main characteristic of tinnitus, which generally strikes considerably more men than women, is hearing sounds that no one else is able to hear. Tinnitus is generally not regarded as a disease in itself but a symptom of something else taking place in one or even more of the four portions of the auditory system - the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain. Although not a form of hearing loss by itself, it can be associated with other kinds of either conductive or sensorineural hearing loss. However , because tinnitus can cause visitors to hear the buzzing or ringing sound continually, this tends to have the effect of reducing an individual's absolute threshold of hearing, making it more difficult to hear low-level sounds normally.
The audiologists at Adobe Hearing Center in Tucson are regularly investigating new tinnitus therapies to make them available locally. Tinnitus cure research is an extremely active field with many studies and trials conducted annually. This means that long-time tinnitus sufferers are frequently unaware of the newest solutions. Being able to provide the most current tinnitus therapies locally in Tucson AZ is a source of pride for the audiologists at Adobe Hearing Center. As part of that effort they've produced a list of tinnitus treatments on their website and regularly blog about fresh developments in the field of tinnitus research. Readers looking for further detail about the treatment options listed here are encouraged to visit the website contact Adobe Hearing Center for an appointment.
Hearing aids. Tinnitus sufferers typically also have some amount of hearing loss. The combined benefit of hearing aids is that they cover the noises of the tinnitus while also improving hearing ability. Many patients with tinnitus experience complete or partial relief from their tinnitus by using hearing aids.
Maskers. Tinnitus maskers are tiny electronic devices that look like hearing aids and are tuned to generate sound that masks or covers up the tinnitus. Like hearing aids, they offer tinnitus relief, but will not enhance hearing and can affect understanding speech.
Relaxation and Counseling. Relaxation tactics are vital for tinnitus patients because stress tends to make ringing in the ears seem even worse. Other than learning to relax, visiting a counselor for tinnitus-induced depression or anxiety can be very helpful.
Medicine or drug therapy. Drug therapies and medications have two functions in tinnitus therapy. Certain medications offer direct reduction n the tinnitus symptoms while others are intended to target the depression and powerful emotions associated with tinnitus.
About Dr. Lou Cheek, Au.D.
Dr. Lou Cheek, Au.D. is the owner of Adobe Hearing Center and has been part of the Tucson community since 1980. Dr. Cheek earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Master of Science in Audiology from the University of Arizona. She received her Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Prior to founding Adobe Hearing Center, Dr. Creek spent 8 years as the clinical audiologist at Thomas-Davis Medical Center in the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department. Dr. Lou Cheek is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and is an expert in audiological care for infants, children, adolescents and adults.
About Adobe Hearing Center
Founded in 1998 by Audiologist Dr. Lou Creek to provide hearing tests, audiological services and hearing aids in Tucson AZ, Adobe Hearing Center has grown to include 2 Doctors of Audiology and a Spanish-speaking Hearing Aid Dispenser. Adobe Hearing Center offers a full range of hearing care services including hearing tests, diagnostic testing, hearing aids, custom earmolds, and hearing aid repairs. It is one of the few Tuscon audiology practices that has comprehensive services for children and infants. The staff is committed to providing the best hearing health care in Tucson in a friendly, family-oriented, relaxing atmosphere.
Dr. Lou Cheek, Au.D.
Adobe Hearing Center, Inc.
2102 N. Country Club Rd. #12
Tucson, AZ 87516