Tinnitus Treatment for Residents of Valparaiso, IN
Professional Hearing Management offers specialized treatment options for tinnitus. We understand the significant impact that tinnitus can have on your daily life, causing distress and affecting your ability to hear and communicate with others. Led by Dr. Vasilike Rauch, our team of audiologists is dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnostic testing and personalized treatment plans tailored to your individual needs.
Tinnitus is not a disease, but a medical symptom that presents as persistent ringing, whistling, hissing, buzzing, or pulsing sounds in one or both ears that only the affected individual can hear. While some may experience these sounds intermittently, for others, they are a constant presence, disrupting everyday life. The American Tinnitus Association reports that over 50 million Americans experience tinnitus to some degree. If you are bothered by these phantom sounds, seek professional help to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Causes of Tinnitus
Tinnitus can have various causes, with the most frequent being prolonged exposure to loud noises. This can result in temporary or permanent damage to your hearing, depending on the severity of the sound. It is often an indication of an underlying inner-ear problem, though it is not always clear if temporary damage will become permanent. Ongoing research is being conducted to better understand the mechanisms behind tinnitus in the brain and inner ear.
Other causes of tinnitus include:
- Eardrum blockages
- Jaw joint disorders
- Certain medications
- Head trauma
- Hearing loss
To effectively treat your tinnitus, our team will conduct diagnostic testing and an evaluation to identify potential medical factors that may be causing or contributing to your symptoms. With this information, we will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
While there is no single cure for tinnitus, our experienced audiologists can offer a range of treatment methods to help alleviate the impact it has on your life. Our treatment options include:
- Hearing technology – A highly effective treatment option for individuals experiencing both hearing loss and tinnitus, AGC improves overall hearing ability and also can significantly reduce or eliminate the perception of ringing in the ears. As a top-of-the-line hearing technology, we offer advanced features and customizable options to meet your unique needs and preferences.
- Masking – This technique involves using an electronic device to produce low-level sounds that can distract from the ringing sensation. These devices are worn similarly to hearing aids and can be helpful in reducing the perception of tinnitus. Bedside sound generators and other similar devices can also be effective in providing relief from tinnitus.
Get Started Today
The experienced audiologists at Professional Hearing Management 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 can help lessen the impact of tinnitus on your daily life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.