Ringing in your ears is an annoyance at best. When it continues as a chronic problem, it can also disrupt all areas of your life. Whether you suffer from unwanted sound in your ears on rare occasion or as part of an ongoing battle, our tinnitus specialist in North Phoenix is here to discuss ways to keep the ringing at bay.
Tinnitus is the name for unwanted sound in your ears. This sound can be present in a variety of forms such as ringing, whooshing, rushing, or even buzzing. Tinnitus is a surprisingly common condition in people who suffer from hearing loss, with as many as 75% of hearing loss patients experiencing symptoms. If you or a loved one suffer from chronic tinnitus, we recommend visiting our office for a hearing test.
Although the cause of tinnitus is unknown, most experts agree that tinnitus is your brain’s way of compensating for your hearing loss. When you cannot hear well, your brain loses the stimulation that sound normally provides. To make up for this missing stimulation, your brain creates phantom sound in your ears.
Our tinnitus specialist in North Phoenix warns people against places that promise cures for tinnitus with pills or surgery. These types of “miracle cures” simply do not work, and in some cases they can even endanger your health.
There is hope, however! The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) has approved one method of treating tinnitus, and while this method may not be an overnight cure, it is safe, non-invasive, and scientifically proven to help decrease or even eliminate ringing in the ears. This FDA-approved treatment is called tinnitus therapy, and it involves ongoing, doctor- or specialist-supervised activities to help stimulate your brain.
At Arizona Balance and Hearing Aids, we strive to stay at the forefront of safe, advanced treatment options for tinnitus. If you or a loved one suffer from ringing or other unwanted sound in your ears, schedule a hearing assessment with our tinnitus specialist in North Phoenix today.
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to audiology, feel free to contact Arizona Balance and Hearing Aids, with a convenient hearing center located in Phoenix, AZ, by clicking here or by calling 602.265.9000.