I recently had a 56-year-old man come to see me with tinnitus (ringing and high pitched steady noise) in both ears. And while he had a known and documented moderate hearing loss, he stated that this had been going on for several years but as of recent, it had become unbearable.
He really was suffering with this, and I could easily tell that it was taking over all aspects of his life…including his sleep.
After a thorough patient history and evaluation, including specialized tinnitus testing, we were able to locate what his ringing was and why it was so bothersome. He, his wife, and I were able to construct a personal rehabilitation plan, including Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.
In this way, we were able to help desensitize his awareness by way of his autonomic and limbic systems, using his auditory pathway to better “blend” his bothersome tinnitus with the everyday sounds which are around him. It was a success!
And while we were not able to “cure” him, he most certainly is now able to go about his day without recognizing that pesky annoyance.
As doctors of audiology, we are very fortunate to be able to help people overcome many abnormal aspects pertaining to hearing anomalies and physical balance problems. We do not take our patients’ trust in us lightly, as well as the ongoing education in current trends in management for best results. Our expertise is proven in our outcomes.
If you or a loved one suffers from tinnitus, please call (435) 688-8991 to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.