Tinnitus & Hearing Health


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.

Tinnitus left untreated leads to hearing loss

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.

Happy Patients:

We want to thank Dr. Johnson and the staff at the South Scottsdale office, for their prompt service, when I had a problem, with one of my hearing aids. They saw me within an hour of my call to their office and resolved the problem, in a few minutes. We appreciate a business that is so helpful and caring.

Lisa B.

As a person who was just diagnosed with tinnitus and some hearing loss, I decided to see Dr. Gary Johnson and discuss if hearing aids would be beneficial to me. Dr. Johnson gave me a thorough examination and evaluation and recommended hearing aids for me to help with the hearing loss and help quiet the tinnitus. I have been wearing my new hearing aids for about 2 months now and I am so happy with them. Dr. Johnson did a wonderful job evaluating what would work for me. He is very pleasant, listens to the needs of the patient, answers all questions and makes you feel very comfortable. I have been helped with the hearing aids for both my tinnitus and hearing loss. Don’t hesitate to go see Dr. Johnson if you are in need of someone who can help with your tinnitus and hearing problems. He is the best in the business.

Laura S.

I had a hearing aid quit on me. I went into the Mesa location and was greeted by a pleasant young lady and was promptly helped to get my hearing aid working again. And there was no charge !!Great service and pleasant staff. What a great experience !!

Gordon O.

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Tinnitus & Hearing Health was last modified: July 3rd, 2019 by Olivia