Learn about the causes of tinnitus & treatment options including the new AGX Tinnitus Technology
What Is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a medical term for the perception of sound in one or both ears or in the head when a sound stimulus is not present. It is often described as a ringing sensation, but tinnitus may also be perceived as whistling, hissing, chirping, roaring, buzzing, or pulsing. These sounds may be constant or come and go. The effects range from slight annoyance to severe disruption of everyday life. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that more than 60 million Americans suffer from tinnitus.
What Causes Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is most often a symptom of an underlying health condition, like a head or neck injury, ear infections, impacted earwax, or even side effects from certain medications or exposure to excessive noise. Tinnitus is also a common side effect of hearing loss, with measurable hearing loss reported in over 80% of tinnitus sufferers.
Tinnitus Treatment Options
Due to the personal and unique nature of each tinnitus condition, proper evaluation and specialized treatment is necessary. Although there isn’t a single cure for tinnitus, Audiology Associates of Arlington’s audiologists are experienced at providing individual solutions on a case-by-case basis. After completing a hearing test, your audiologist may refer you to an otolaryngologist for further examination.
The New AGX Tinnitus Technology
In many cases, the distressing combination of tinnitus and hearing loss can be relieved with AGX tinnitus technology. This revolutionary combination of a noise-stimulus device with an amplified hearing system can restore ambient sounds and help fill Sound Voids™ to reduce the effects of tinnitus. This is a relatively new therapy, though our patients so far are reporting excellent results.
If you would like more information on the New AGX Tinnitus Technology, please call 817-789-6871 or fill out the brief form below.
Other Treatment Options
Our professionals will also evaluate other treatment options with you, including Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). Tinnitus Retraining Therapy combines low-level, steady background sounds played through a device with intensive counseling. TRT is an involved process that can take 12 to 24 months to reduce the effects of tinnitus.
Do you or someone you love suffer from tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)? Contact our practice to speak with an audiologist or fill out the brief form below and we will respond shortly.