Tinnitus: How To Stop
The Ringing In Your Ears
What Is Tinnitus?
If tinnitus is disrupting your life, call us and get your hearing tested right away. Tinnitus is often caused by hearing loss, and treatment with hearing or masking devices can be very effective. We will evaluate your hearing and your medical history and discuss your treatment options.
What Causes Tinnitus?
Age-related Hearing Loss
Most people with tinnitus also have some kind of hearing loss.
Exposure to Loud Noise
Exposure to loud noise can cause permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. Continued exposure can make the tinnitus and hearing loss worse.
When too much ear wax builds up in your ear canal, it may harden. This can cause hearing loss and tinnitus. Don’t try to remove ear wax build up yourself; you are likely to push the ear wax in further. We can remove it safely.
Other Potential Causes
Some medications, including aspirin, can cause tinnitus. It can also be a symptom of allergies or sinus blockages. Underlying medical conditions such as tumors, or problems in the heart and blood vessels, jaw and neck can cause tinnitus. If our consultation and evaluation suggests one of these medical issues, we will refer you to a physician to complete the diagnosis.
Don’t Make Your Tinnitus Worse
If it’s hard for you to hear over your tinnitus, face your friends and family when they talk. Seeing their expressions may help you understand them better. Ask people to speak louder but not shout. Most importantly, call us. Let’s test your hearing and talk about your treatment options.