Professional Tinnitus Treatment for Residents of Valparaiso, IN
At Professional Hearing Management, we understand the distress and disruption that tinnitus can cause in your daily life. That’s why we offer specialized treatment options for tinnitus, led by our experienced audiologist, Dr. Vasilike Rauch. With our comprehensive diagnostic testing and personalized treatment plans, we are dedicated to helping residents of Valparaiso, IN, find relief from tinnitus and improve their quality of life.
Tinnitus is not a disease itself but rather a symptom that manifests as persistent ringing, whistling, hissing, buzzing, or pulsing sounds in one or both ears. These phantom sounds can only be heard by the affected individual and can vary in intensity and frequency. For some, tinnitus is intermittent, while for others, it is a constant presence that disrupts everyday life. According to the American Tinnitus Association, over 50 million Americans experience tinnitus to some degree. If you are bothered by these phantom sounds, seeking professional help is crucial in managing your symptoms and enhancing your well-being.
Causes of Tinnitus
The most common cause of tinnitus is damage to the sensory organ of hearing, the cochlea, also known as the inner ear. The sensory cells in the inner ear are most vulnerable to aging. Another common cause of tinnitus is excessive noise exposure. It may be the result of exposure to loud sounds. It may be a side effect of ototoxic medications, or it might be due to your age. No matter what the cause, the damage to the hearing system is real and it is important to address it.
Ongoing research is being conducted to better understand the mechanisms behind tinnitus that originates in the brain as a result of a hearing issue.
While there is no cure for tinnitus (as there is also no cure for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.) there is an abundance of well-documented research, and FDA approved treatment options are available to reduce and, in some cases, eliminate, the tinnitus.
Learn More About Treating Tinnitus
If you’re seeking relief from tinnitus, the experienced audiologists at Professional Hearing Management are here to help. We specialize in tinnitus treatment and can help identify the underlying cause of your symptoms. With a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs, we aim to lessen the impact of tinnitus on your daily life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards finding relief.