What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is very common; affecting an estimated 50 million adults in the U.S. Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds. The noise can be intermittent or continuous, and can vary in loudness. Many people believe that tinnitus is a disease; however, it is a symptom of a bigger issue in the auditory system.
Noise induced hearing loss is one of the conditions that can cause tinnitus. Damage to the hair cells found in the cochlea of the inner ear can disrupt the auditory pathways in the brain causing both hearing loss and tinnitus. The brain can produce abnormal nerve signals, heard as a high pitch sound in the ears, to compensate for the lack of sound input.
Damage to the hair cells found in the cochlea of the inner ear can result in hearing loss as well as tinnitus. Picture credit to Mayo Clinic.
What Can I Do?
There are several treatments available for tinnitus; tinnitus maskers, hearing aids, relaxation therapy, sound machines and electrical stimulation just to name a few. If you suffer from tinnitus, there is a good chance that you also have noise induced hearing loss. Call Advanced Hearing Group to schedule an evaluation and a hearing test. We provide effective treatment and relief for both hearing loss and tinnitus.
Advanced Hearing Group is a full-service audiology clinic with locations in Mesa, South Scottsdale, and North Scottsdale. Our audiologists, Adam DiPuccio, Dr. Gary Johnson, Dr. Cassandra Schmidt, Dr. Christina Gabler, Dr. Kelly Lewis and Dr. Briana Thornton offer a full range of hearing loss services including hearing tests, hearing aids, ear wax removal, middle ear testing, inner ear testing, and aural rehabilitation. Our friendly, professional hearing doctors are conveniently located near Apache Junction, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, North Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, and Ahwatukee.
Advanced Hearing Group - Mesa
5202 E. Main Street Suite 105 Mesa, AZ 85205 480-218-1328
Advanced Hearing Group - North Scottsdale
9445 E. Ironwood Square Dr. Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 480-429-0026
Advanced Hearing Group - South Scottsdale
1625 N. 87th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85257 480-429-0026
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