Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Should You Get Your Ears Checked for Tinnitus?

Do you have a hard time falling asleep because of “noise” that doesn’t seem to have a source? 

If you hear a constant sound that those around you don’t, you may have tinnitus — an audiological and neurological condition that makes you experience a perception of sound when there isn’t actually an external source for the sound. 

You’re not alone! The American Tinnitus Association estimates that almost 50 million Americans experience tinnitus.

Most people think of tinnitus as a constant ringing in both ears, but it differs from person to person. It can affect one ear or both, can be constant or pulsing, and can sound like different types of noises, including ringing, whooshing, and clicking!

Whatever the sound — it can be annoying or disruptive. For some, it’s quiet enough that it’s barely noticeable. For others, it can be so loud it disrupts their sleep, concentration, or ability to hear other sounds. 

If you think you have tinnitus, call to have your ears checked in our Alma or St. Johns office. We’ve helped many people like you manage their tinnitus. 

Visit our website to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

What's That Ringing?

Are you bothered by a constant ringing or clicking that nobody else can hear? You might have tinnitus.

There’s no cure for tinnitus, but there are options for managing it. In many cases, treating the underlying cause will stop the disruptive sound. But for many other people, tinnitus is a lifelong condition. For them, current treatment may focus on improving their quality of life. Tools and treatments improve their listening skills and ease the cognitive and emotional burden of living with tinnitus. Treatments might include hearing aids, sound or behavioral therapies, and medications.

Each person experiences tinnitus differently. That’s why we customize treatment to your specific needs and lifestyle. The first step is getting your ears checked!

Visit our website to learn more or to schedule an appointment.