Wenatchee, WA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014
Ringing in the ears is a hearing condition which impacts approximately 50 million Americans between 60 and 75 years of age. More prevalent in men as compared to women, the main characteristic of ringing in the ears is hearing tones which nobody else can hear. Tinnitus quite often indicates a problem occurring within the four components of the auditory system - the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain - and for that reason could be more of a sign of other issues than just a disease itself. Tinnitus more frequently appears as a co-symptom related to other kinds of either conductive or sensorineural loss of hearing, rather than being a kind of hearing loss by itself. In addition, since tinnitus fills the ears with a frequent base level of ever-present noise, it reduces the absolute threshold of hearing and causes it to be challenging to hear faint sounds "over" the continual buzzing or ringing.
The audiologists at Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic in Wenatchee, WA are constantly investigating new tinnitus treatment options to make them available locally. Because many of these treatment options are relatively new, individuals who've lived with tinnitus for a long time are often unaware that new therapies are available to them. Being able to offer the most up-to-date tinnitus treatments locally in Wenatchee, WA is a source of pride for the audiologists at Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic. In addition to maintaining a list of presently available tinnitus therapies on their website, Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic staff often write about new developments on the company blog. Additional information about the tinnitus treatment options in the following list is available on the Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic website or by appointment.
Hearing aids. Most people with tinnitus have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing aids create a combined benefit of boosting hearing and covering up the tinnitus. Most patients with tinnitus receive complete or partial relief from their tinnitus by using hearing aids.
Medication. Some tinnitus sufferers experience anxiety or other strong emotional reactions to their tinnitus. Selected medicines may offer relief from these emotional responses and give some relief from the ringing in the ears.
Maskers. Tinnitus maskers are tiny electronic devices that resemble hearing aids and are adjusted to generate sounds that cover up the tinnitus. Many patients claim good success with tinnitus maskers even though they do not improve hearing the way a hearing aid does.
Relaxation and Counseling. Learning how to relax is extremely important if the noise in your ears frustrates you. Stress tends to make tinnitus seem worse. Other than learning to relax, working with a counselor for tinnitus-induced anxiety or depression can be very helpful.
About the Audiologists
Dr. Justin Fevold - Dr. Fevold received his Doctorate of Audiology from the PCO-School of Audiology. He received his Master's Degree in Audiology from the University of Wyoming and his bachelor's degree in speech-language-hearing sciences from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. He is a member of the American Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, and is a licensed audiologist in the state of Washington and has been practicing audiology in north central Washington since 2004.
Walter Horan - Dr. Horan received his degree from the Pennsylvania School of Audiology at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He has been practicing Audiology in North Central Washington since 1994 in the Wenatchee, Moses Lake and Omak areas. His major areas of interest include pediatrics, vestibular disorders and hearing instrument prescription. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology, a member of the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists and holds a certificate of clinical competence (CCC-A) from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association.
About Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic
Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic has been assisting people with hearing and balance problems since 1996 and currently has three audiologists on staff across its two locations in Wenatchee and Moses Lake Washington. Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic provides a full range of hearing healthcare services including pediatric and newborn hearing evaluations, adult hearing exams and hearing aid services for all ages. Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic also treats dizziness or balance disorders. The audiologists and staff work closely with each patient's Physician or Physical Therapist to coordinate proper care for balance and hearing disorders. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, the Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic staff offers modern and professional care. Se Habla Espanol.
Justin Fevold or Walter Horan
Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic
1556 N. Wenatchee Ave., Suite D
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Horan & Fevold Hearing Clinic
423 W Third Ave, Suite A
Moses Lake, Washington 98837