Rochester Hills, MI (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 -- Tinnitus is a hearing ailment that affects nearly 50 million Americans somewhere between 60 and 75 years of age. The main characteristic of tinnitus, which usually affects considerably more men than women, is hearing tones that nobody else can hear. Tinnitus is usually not regarded as a disease in itself but a symptom of something else occurring 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 type of hearing loss by itself, it is often connected to other forms of either conductive or sensorineural hearing loss. However, because tinnitus can cause visitors to hear the buzzing or ringing sound constantly, this tends to have the effect of lowering a person's absolute threshold of hearing, making it more difficult to hear low-level sounds normally.
The audiologists at LifeStyle Hearing in Rochester Hills, MI are regularly investigating new tinnitus treatments to make them available locally. Since many of these treatment options are relatively new, individuals who've lived with tinnitus for many years may not know that new treatments have been introduced. LifeStyle Hearing takes pride in being able to offer the most current tinnitus treatment options in Rochester Hills, MI. As part of that effort, they've compiled a list of tinnitus treatments on their website and frequently blog about new breakthroughs in the field of tinnitus research. Readers interested in further detail about the therapies listed below are encouraged to visit the website at http://rochesterhillshearing.com or contact LifeStyle Hearing for an appointment.
Hearing aids. Tinnitus patients routinely also have some amount of hearing impairment. Hearing aids can provide the combined benefit of enhancing hearing ability while also covering the sounds of tinnitus. The majority of patients with tinnitus receive partial or complete relief from their tinnitus with the use of hearing aids.
Counseling and Relaxation. Relaxation methods are essential for tinnitus patients because stress tends to make tinnitus feel even worse. Individuals with tinnitus might experience depression, anxiety and other psychiatric problems for which counseling is appropriate.
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 may provide relief from the tinnitus, but will not improve hearing and can affect understanding speech.
Medication. Medications and drug therapies have two functions in tinnitus therapy. Selected drugs offer direct relief from the tinnitus symptoms while others are meant to target the anxiety and strong emotions associated with tinnitus.
About Angie Lederman, MS, CCC-A
Angela (Angie) Jo Lederman, MS, CCC-A, received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders and Sciences and Masters degrees in Audiology from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and is a licensed audiologist and hearing aid dispenser.
Angie attends numerous local, regional, and national trainings to stay up-to-date with current trends in the hearing healthcare field. She was recognized by the American Academy of Audiology with the Academy Scholar award. This award honors individuals who complete a total of 50 continuing education hours (5.0 CEUs) within a two-year period. Angie earned the status of Academy Scholar for the years 2011-2012 by earning 7.15 CEUs. In 2012, she was chosen by Rayovac as the National Hearing Professional of the Year.
Angie has worked with Dr. Arthur Rosner since 1998 with responsibilities including diagnostic audiology, vestibular testing, tinnitus management, and her real passion - fitting hearing aids.
About LifeStyle Hearing
LifeStyle Hearing, located in the office of Dr.Rosner, is a full service diagnostic hearing test and hearing aid service. With a team of 9 staff members, LifeStyle Hearing is committed to finding the right solution for every budget and lifestyle. With staggering statistics like 1 out of 5 Americans have some form of hearing loss, the LifeStyle Hearing team dedicates their days to stop or prevent the ringing in ears, helps people understand what others are saying around them, resolve balance problems caused by dizziness with the most advanced technology available. LifeStyle Hearing offers hearing tests and consultations daily with their hearing professionals and a complete library of resources available on their website.
Angie Lederman, MS, CCC-A
1055 South Blvd E, Ste 100
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Angie Lederman, LifeStyle Hearing, http://rochesterhillshearing.com, (248) 918-2490, [email protected]