TINNITUS RELIEF PROGRAM
Did you know an estimated 50 million people in the United States suffer from some form or level of tinnitus? If you experience tinnitus, know you are not alone. Tinnitus can be tricky in nature, meaning some days it can be mild, others it keeps you awake at night. If your tinnitus is impacting your day-to-day lifestyle and you are like most people in that you want relief, it may be time to consider a Tinnitus Relief Program.
At Allison Audiology & Hearing Aid Center, our doctors of audiology, Dr. Tracey Castillo and Dr. Lindsey Moder offer comprehensive, personalized tinnitus treatment options at both our Houston and Lake Jackson offices.
If you’ve been considering a visit with a professional to learn more about your tinnitus or determine what can be done to obtain relief, we strongly recommend visiting with our audiologists. At your initial visit, you will meet your audiologist and discuss your tinnitus in-depth. By providing information such when it began, how often it is noticeable, and details specific to your certain situation, the more our audiologist can learn about you, the better the recommendations to help. Using results from diagnostic testing and a Tinnitus Investigation specific to our practice, treatment options will be presented that are specific to your needs. For some, this may include our Tinnitus Relief Program that can be self-taught and completed at home, or you may work with your audiologist to apply its principles.
WHAT IS A TINNITUS RELIEF PROGRAM?
The Tinnitus Relief Program is exactly as it sounds. Our Doctors of Audiology will guide you through a series of appointments (offering in-office and virtual visits), working closely with you each step of the way, customizing a program to address your specific tinnitus needs. Using a combination of therapies, including sound treatment therapy, behavioral therapy, and more, our customized therapy process will guide you to relief from your tinnitus.
IS A TINNITUS RELIEF PROGRAM FOR ME?
Does your tinnitus frustrate you in a quiet room? Does your tinnitus keep you awake at night? Is it hard to focus on tasks because your tinnitus gets in the way? If your tinnitus is negatively impacting your life, then a Tinnitus Relief Program is a good option for you. The program is designed around your tinnitus needs and the areas where your tinnitus is most bothersome, with a goal of providing relief from your tinnitus.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Before beginning the Tinnitus Relief Program, a diagnostic hearing evaluation and tinnitus assessment will be completed. In the beginning, it is important to lay the correct foundation and rule out any medical reasoning for your onset of tinnitus and so forth. After this initial visit, we will lay the groundwork for your Tinnitus Relief Program. From that point, you will receive your program resources and workbook so that you can begin your program experience before your first designated tinnitus visit.
Have you already had a recent diagnostic hearing evaluation? Please let our office know. Because our program is personalized to you, we can be flexible in getting you on the road to tinnitus relief.
We understand that tinnitus is a complex and individualized issue, which is why we treat every case accordingly.
WHAT CAUSES TINNITUS?
The exact causes of tinnitus aren’t well understood because there are many reasons for tinnitus. Treatment usually depends on addressing the underlying cause. Tinnitus can be the result of:
- Hearing loss
- Exposure to loud noise
- Head and neck injuries
- Ototoxic drugs
- Meniere’s disease
- Abnormal growth of bone in the ear
- Tumor on the cranial nerve
- High blood pressure
Often, diagnosis of the exact cause is difficult and may be made by excluding other causes. Effective tinnitus treatment depends on expert diagnosis and elimination of the underlying treatment where possible.
TYPES OF TINNITUS
There are two types of tinnitus: subjective and objective. Subjective tinnitus is often referred to as “ringing in the ears.” But the sound heard may be a whirring, clicking or buzzing noise that isn’t present in the environment. Only the person with subjective tinnitus can hear the sound. Subjective tinnitus is a symptom of another condition and may be treated in a variety of ways based on the underlying cause. Objective tinnitus can be heard by others and is treated with surgical or other medical methods.
While tinnitus isn’t dangerous, it can seriously affect your quality of life. While some people experience temporary tinnitus that is mildly annoying, others experience constant, debilitating tinnitus that seriously degrades your quality of life. If you are becoming frustrated, depressed, or your tinnitus is keeping you from activities you enjoy, please contact our office to take the first step to tinnitus relief.