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Do you hear ringing, hissing, roaring, clicking or popping sounds in your ears? Do you hear it often? Is it occasionally bothersome? If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may have tinnitus.
Tinnitus is a symptom and can be caused by many medical conditions. The cause of tinnitus can range from something as significant as a tumor or it could be from something as minor as hearing loss. Other causes include, loud noise exposure, medications, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, allergies and ear wax build up, just to name a few. If you suffer from tinnitus, the only way to know what could be causing it is to have a tinnitus evaluation to determine what could be causing it.
If you have experienced tinnitus, you are not alone. Roughly 25 million people have suffered from tinnitus. Approximately half of the 10-15% of the US population suffer from tinnitus and half of those individuals are bothered by it.
Tinnitus can have a direct impact on a person’s emotional well-being, their hearing and ability to sleep and concentrate. In turn, it can affect an individual’s ability to perform on the job, or contribute to depression, anxiety and anger.
Most individuals who suffer from tinnitus do not seek help. This is likely due to the widespread belief, even among the medical community, that tinnitus is incurable or untreatable.
This is not the case. In fact many new technologies and supplements have proven to reduce if not eliminate tinnitus. While there are many over the counter and mail order pills which claim to reduce tinnitus, there are only a handful supplements that have scientific research that supports these claims. If considering supplements to help with tinnitus, keep in mind the saying, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”.
However, there are promising treatments for tinnitus, which range from retraining the brain with sound, to ultrasonic stimulation of the skull, to supplements derived from pine bark which have shown to improve blood circulation in the inner ear.
To determine which treatment is best for any individual depends on what the cause of the tinnitus and other factors determined during an evaluation. For many patients who suffer from tinnitus, determining the underlying cause will guide the clinician to proper treatment options.
A recently published survey revealed there is help for those people who have tinnitus. The results showed that 60% of individuals with tinnitus experienced minor to major relief of tinnitus when utilizing treatment options specifically designed for that individual and their unique form of tinnitus. For some people the underlying problem is some degree of untreated hearing loss, for others it is an infection, or ear wax, or other medical condition.
With untreated hearing loss and tinnitus approaching what many medical experts consider epidemic proportions, new treatment options have provided clinicians tools to treat the previously intractable symptom of tinnitus. The first step in managing tinnitus is determining the cause with an evaluation.
The evaluation of tinnitus is painless, is covered by most health insurance plans, and will help provide a roadmap to treatment. The end goal of reducing and eliminating the tinnitus will be laid out after an assessment. And with newly developed evaluation and treatment options, audiologists and other providers have all the tools to help patients who suffer from tinnitus better than ever.