Tinnitus is a common condition where an individual experiences a ringing, rushing, buzzing or other sound in the ear without an external stimulus. Tinnitus affects approximately 1 in 5 people. Tinnitus is typically not a sign of something serious; it may be caused by inner ear hair cell damage due to exposure to loud sounds or age-related hearing loss, excessive ear wax or a side effect of medication. There is a higher incidence of tinnitus in individuals with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues and those with a history of head or neck injuries. Tinnitus affects people differently and may result in fatigue, stress, sleep problems, difficulty with focusing and memory recall, depression, and anxiety. However, it is important to know that tinnitus CAN improve with treatment. The process of tinnitus treatment includes learning to manage your reactions to your tinnitus in conjunction with a form of sound therapy.
At Advanced Hearing NY, we perform tinnitus evaluations to determine the nature of your tinnitus as well as its effects on your life. We then create an individualized treatment program pending the results of the evaluation.