Hearing ringing, buzzing, clicking, or hissing sounds when no external sound is present are signs of tinnitus. These sounds can come and go, or be bothersome all the time. This health condition is commonly caused by age-related hearing loss, exposure to loud noises, earwax blockage, or abnormal bone growth. Some less common causes include Meniere’s disease, TMJ disorder, head injury, neck injury, and acoustic neuroma.
Tinnitus can negatively impact your quality of life, so it’s best to see a hearing specialist. In the meantime, there are coping strategies you can try:
Excessive noise, nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, and aspirin can aggravate tinnitus. If you work in a loud environment, wear ear protection to minimize your exposure to loud sounds.
A white-noise machine with soothing sounds of a waterfall, ocean waves, birds, etc. can help you relax and fall asleep. Even turning on a fan at night can help.
Since hearing aids amplify other sounds, they can draw attention away from the tinnitus. Talk to us about how hearing instruments can be helpful.
Stress can intensify tinnitus symptoms, so take some time to devote yourself to stress management techniques. Whether it’s getting a massage, going to a yoga class, or taking a walk, stimulating endorphins can help.
The best way to address any hearing problem is to sit down with hearing specialists, like us, for a hearing screening. At Bieri Hearing Specialists in Saginaw, MI, audiology is our area of expertise. Together, we can discuss your tinnitus symptoms, possible causes, and coping mechanisms to try and relieve you of any discomfort.
If you have suffered hearing loss in one or both ears and don’t like the idea of wearing traditional hearing aids, Bieri Hearing Specialists can provide you with hearing screenings to determine if Cochlear Implants are right for your needs, in lieu of traditional hearing instruments. Our audiology experts are dedicated to making sure you get the right solutions for your hearing loss problems. Cochlear Implants are state-of-the-art devices that transmit signals that stimulate the cochlear nerve and improve your hearing.
Cochlear Implants work by bypassing the
peripheral auditory system, picking up sounds and sending the appropriate
signals directly to the cochlear nerve, creating the impression of sound. Most
Cochlear Implants consist of the following components:
The implant requires a surgical procedure and may require treatments and/or adjustmentsfor the first few months after the procedure to ensure that everything is working properly. We canmeet with you to discuss your hearing loss and determine if Cochlear Implants are right for you. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation.