Tinnitus can take different forms. It can sound like ringing, roaring, hissing, pulsing, whooshing, chirping, pulsing, clicking, or even whistling. If you hear any of these sounds continuously in your ears, it may be time for tinnitus hearing aids in Saint Lucie West.
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
If the audiologist determines you don’t suffer from hearing loss, there are alternative ways of treatment to tackle tinnitus. Some of them are biofeedback, hypnosis, electrical simulation, relaxation therapy, and therapy to get used to the sound.
The best way to know if you need tinnitus hearing aids in Saint Lucie West is to contact an expert team of hearing experts, like Associated Coastal ENT.
Associated Coastal ENT has four, full-time board certified physicians, 2 doctorate level audiologists and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner specializing in allergy. Our physicians and staff live in St. Lucie County and believe that providing comprehensive, compassionate care for families throughout the community is our top priority.
Tired of the ringing in your ears? Contact Associated Coastal ENT and ask about our tinnitus hearing aids in Saint Lucie West.