On Tinnitus Relief and Care
Many people experience Tinnitus or “ringing in the ears” as they age or spend time near loud noises. At some point, the noises never go away and can develop into a permanent condition. Tinnitus affects millions of people around the world and is an incredibly common problem that is often ignored for years. According to the United States Center for Disease Control, 15% of the general public have some form of tinnitus.
Do you experience Tinnitus?
If so, ASI Audiology offers free demonstrations of Tinnitus Therapy Hearing Instruments. If you are interested in seeing how this can improve your life, please fill out the form or call us at 1.800.458.4413
Tinnitus is associated with age and noise related hearing loss and can cause serious anxiety and stress. Modern technology can provide serious relief from tinnitus, primarily through the use of hearing aid technology and special tinnitus sound programs. Every person has a different sort of noise that they hear when affected by this condition, with ringing or buzzing being the most common. Some people actually hear pleasant sounds such as chimes, music, or church bells, though the majority of people do not enjoy their tinnitus experience.
Working with a hearing healthcare professional is the best possible way to address your needs if you have tinnitus. Silence is the enemy for people that suffer, as that is when the annoying tones creep in and are the worst. By playing background noise like waves at the beach or light rustling leaves in a forest, specifically tuned to your hearing, you can have considerable relief from your condition.
Tinnitus is not a curable condition, it can only be treated and avoided. Once you begin to hear a light ringing in your ears, the sounds will continue to occur and progress for the rest of your life. Situations that cause tinnitus include but are not limited to the following:
- Operating Heavy Machinery
- Sudden Loud Noises
- Sporting Events (Football, Basketball, NASCAR, etc.)
- Ototoxic Medications
Education is a valuable tool for protecting your hearing. All too often, we hear "We didn't know back then" as a reason for why people didn't wear hearing protection regularly in the above situations. If you are frequently in any of the above situations, we encourage you to begin using hearing protection and to get checked to see if you have already suffered from damage to your hearing.
Everything begins with getting a Free Hearing Test, so that trained hearing healthcare professionals can learn about your hearing. These tests typically take an hour, are completely free of charge, and can provide you with all the information you need about the best path forward with your hearing. If you live in Iowa near one of our clinics in Council Bluffs, Red Oak, West Des Moines, or Creston, please give ASI Audiology and Hearing Instruments a call at 800.458.4413 and get your hearing checked.
If you live outside of Iowa and would like a recommendation for a reliable audiology and hearing care provider, please consider ClearValue Hearing, our national program for hearing healthcare.
Last Update: 3/30/2017