If you have ever heard a ringing in your ears, you have experienced tinnitus. When this happens frequently enough to bother you, you should look for tinnitus hearing aids in Port Saint Lucie.
Although the causes of tinnitus are not always known, research has shown that often it acts as an indicator of another health problem. Some of these are migraine, hearing loss, anemia and stress
When you have persistent tinnitus, you should see an audiologist immediately. As the tinnitus itself cannot be measured directly, your audiologist will instead ask you to describe what you hear, including what type of sound, in which ear, how frequent or loud, and how it affects you.
Typically, the audiologist will also test your hearing. This is because tinnitus is one of the signs of hearing loss, and can help detect this condition in its early stages. If your results are positive for hearing loss, your audiologist will recommend hearing aids.
The most common type of hearing aid for tinnitus are open-fit hearing aids. They consist on a device placed behind the ear with a small tube that enters the canal to deliver amplified sound. However, your audiologist will determine which hearing aid is the best for you. Some types of hearing aid are:
• Behind the ear
• Receiver in the ear
• In the ear
• In the canal
• Completely in the canal
• Invisible products
Depending on your case, the audiologist can also explore other types of devices to help with your tinnitus. These are tinnitus maskers, which make a sound that covers up the ringing, and sound machines, which play relaxing sounds at night when the tinnitus is more audible
Do you experience constant tinnitus and want to know which device to try? Set up an appointment with an audiologist for tinnitus hearing aids in Port Saint Lucie at Associated Coastal ENT!
At Associated Coastal ENT, we take pride in providing our patients with the best ear, nose and throat care available on the Treasure Coast. We keep same-day appointments available and have two full-service, centrally-located offices in Fort Pierce and Port Saint Lucie.
Call us to get tested and see if you need tinnitus hearing aids in Port Saint Lucie!