Is there any way to treat tinnitus? Yes, there are treatment options. However, there are also some illegitimate options that should be avoided.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, affects millions of Americans.
Tinnitus can be managed in a variety of ways. The accepted treatments for tinnitus are primarily management therapies.
Some physical conditions can cause tinnitus and can be cured. However, most drops/oils/pills that purport to be a cure should be treated with caution.
The most common treatment therapies include:
- treating the underlying medical cause
- sound therapy
- tinnitus retraining therapy
- progressive tinnitus management
The Best Way to Get Tinnitus Relief
Our clinic focuses on treating the underlying condition and sound therapy.
Tinnitus can be caused by earwax, sinus congestion, permanent hearing loss, and allergies. Treating the underlying condition may cure the tinnitus.
For example, earwax can be removed in our office. A comprehensive audiologic evaluation helps determine if an individual’s tinnitus may have an underlying cause that can be treated.
If the patient has a permanent hearing loss, hearing aids can treat the hearing loss and result in decreased tinnitus.
Sound therapy is the use of external sounds to stimulate the auditory system and change the patient’s reaction to and perception of her tinnitus.
Many hearing aids have forms of sound therapy. We offer solutions from all major hearing aid manufacturers. There is also a free app for smartphones that provides an effective form of sound therapy.
Tinnitus counseling is an important part of a treatment plan. We counsel and follow up regularly with all of our tinnitus patients.
Tinnitus is unique to each individual and requires a customized treatment plan. While no treatment plan has been shown to be 100% effective, the great majority of our patients find significant relief.
If you or a loved one is suffering from tinnitus, please call our clinic today at (435) 688-8991 to begin your tinnitus treatment plan.