Tinnitus Programs

Tinnitus (also known as ‘ringing in the ears’) is the frequent experience of bothersome sounds inside the head. The condition is very common, effecting 44 million Americans and is the most common injury for our armed service men and women.

Tinnitus Programs
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Tinnitus Programs

The connection between Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

Recent studies indicate that 80% of cases of tinnitus also include some degree of hearing loss. Often just addressing the underlying hearing loss can alleviate the ringing in the ears. Sound masking and sound therapy is known to provide relief. Many of today’s best hearing aids have sound masking features programmed in to the device.

Our tinnitus treatment is highly personal and customized. We carefully evaluate the auditory system and medical history to determine whether or not medical intervention is warranted. We evaluate the effects of tinnitus and/or hyperacusis on your quality of life. We inform and provide recommendations to make tinnitus and/or hyperacusis less bothersome. We will work with you to determine the optimal treatment.

Is there a cure for ringing ears?

There is no singular cure but there are ways to cope with their tinnitus or reduce the symptoms. With temporary cases, tinnitus may cut in and out without warning. In chronic cases, people may experience ringing, buzzing or hissing consistently day in and day out. Depending on the cause of tinnitus, a change in medication, lifestyle, or diet may help to reduce or eliminate the symptoms. Removing impacted earwax may also help, if that is the cause.

In cases where tinnitus is linked with hearing loss, treating hearing loss with hearing aids equipped with tinnitus therapy may help to reduce or mask the symptoms. There are hearing devices that offer specific therapy for tinnitus, in the form of soothing sounds.

Click here to learn more about tinnitus including types and causes.

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Widex EVOKE™

Widex EVOKE™

Evoke hearing aids use machine learning to adapt to the wearer's preferences across different listening environment. In addition, these devices share average user responses in these environments to help Widex improve and refine the listening algorithms.

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