Dr. Kevin Lunde ENT of Plano Texas
Alliance Hearing Center of Plano Texas

What’s that Ringing in Your Ears?

Tinnitus Treatment Plano, TxIf you’re hearing a constant ringing, buzzing, white noise, crickets chirping and/or roaring sound, it’s probably tinnitus, not sleigh bells. In fact, according to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), tinnitus is very common affecting approximately 50 million Americans to some degree. Usually it is a sound that only you can hear.

What is Tinnitus?

The perception of noises within the ears or head (e.g., ringing, buzzing, whooshing, roaring, crickets, etc.) in the absence of an external sound.

Candidates for Tinnitus Management

Approximately 30 million Americans experience tinnitus on a regular basis. However, approximately 1-2% of the population have tinnitus severe enough that may lead to the following: anxiety, depression, problems with family and friends, an inability to concentrate and lack of sleep.

Our Audiologist works with people with tinnitus for management of their symptoms.

There is no one-size-fits-all program for tinnitus management.
Make an appointment for further evaluation.

Initial Tinnitus Evaluation

The audiologist will take a case history in order to obtain specific information regarding the patient’s tinnitus as well as administer a hearing evaluation. A questionnaire is used to obtain additional information about how the tinnitus may be affecting the patient’s quality of life.

Hearing Aids or Tinnitus Masking Devices

Tinnitus is common in patients with hearing loss. For patients with hearing loss, the audiologist can help to determine whether a hearing aid will help to reduce tinnitus as well as improve hearing.
Other electronic devices, such as tinnitus maskers (steady-state sounds presented to the ears) generate a noise to help provide relief from tinnitus.

So if only you can hear those sleigh bells in your ears, click here to make an appointment with our Audiologist!


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