The audiologists at Hearing & Balance Services of Reston, uses the latest technology and hearing aids to help evaluate and treat those who experience the symptoms associated with tinnitus. If you suffer from a constant ringing, roaring, clicking, or hissing sound in your ears, call or make an appointment online today.
We use the MedRx Tinnometer to obtain quick and accurate measurement of your tinnitus.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus isn’t a standalone condition; it’s a symptom of another underlying ailment. The minor health issues associated with tinnitus include:
- Age-related hearing loss
- Ear injuries
- Benign circulatory system disorders
- Exposure to certain medications including aspirin
- Jaw issues
Common causes of tinnitus include:
- Hearing loss
- Exposure to loud noises
- Earwax buildup or blockages
- Abnormal bone growth in the ear
- Meniere’s disease
- Head or neck injuries
- Benign tumor of the cranial nerve
- Vascular disorders
- Stress or depression
In order to find out the root cause of your tinnitus, your hearing specialist will conduct a complete medical history, as well as a complete examination.
Tinnitus is often bothersome and worsens with age, making the hearing, working, and sleeping difficult without treatment.
How is tinnitus treated?
When you see Hearing & Balance Services of Reston for tinnitus, we perform an evaluation that includes a review of your medical history and audiometric testing to help determine the most likely causes and best treatment for your tinnitus.
Hearing & Balance Services of Reston offers several treatments, including:
Most people who suffer from tinnitus have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing aids help enhance your ability to hear and cover up the symptoms.
Similar in looks to hearing aids, tinnitus maskers are small electronic devices that generate sound to cover up your tinnitus. However, maskers don’t enhance your hearing. Many tinnitus sufferers use fans and radios to help with sleep-related issues.
Medicine and counseling
Tinnitus often triggers anxiety and makes the symptoms worse. Medications and counseling help relieve both issues. *Medication has to be prescribed by a physician.
Relaxation helps relieve the frustration associated with the noise of tinnitus and stress makes it worse. Relaxation enables you to rest and better deal with the sound.
How is tinnitus prevented?
Although tinnitus often can’t be prevented, certain precautions help prevent some kinds of tinnitus. These include using hearing protection when using loud machinery or firearms and at concerts and turning down the volume when listening to music.
It’s also essential that you take care of your cardiovascular health. Regular exercise and eating right help keep your blood vessels healthy and prevent tinnitus linked to blood vessel disorders.
If the symptoms of tinnitus bother you, call or make an appointment online today with Hearing & Balance Services of Reston.