Tinnitus is usually a symptom of an underlying problem and can be associated with a number of hearing-related conditions. If you are experiencing ringing in the ears, you should receive a full hearing evaluation by one of our Maryland audiologists who can provide information on the possible cause(s) and management options.
Tinnitus Evaluations & Treatment Options
A tinnitus evaluation quantifies the frequencies and intensities of the tinnitus (head noises) you are experiencing. This information is useful in mapping out an appropriate management program. Please note a “treatment” that is useful and successful for one person may not be appropriate for another.
The most effective treatment for tinnitus is to eliminate the underlying cause. Unfortunately, in many cases, the cause of tinnitus cannot be identified or medical treatment is not an option. In these cases, tinnitus can still be managed using a variety of other methods including hearing aids, masking devices, and different forms of therapy.
What Caused Your Tinnitus?
The exact cause of tinnitus is often unknown, however, developing tinnitus usually means you have undergone a significant physical, emotional, and maybe even lifestyle change.
- Pay attention to triggers including salt, artificial sweeteners, sugar, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, or medications.
- Review your current medications (prescriptions, over-the-counter, vitamins, and other supplements) with your medical professional as ringing in the ears is a side effect for many medications.
- Examine your lifestyle to see if any stress can be reduced or eliminated; stress oftentimes makes tinnitus worse.
One-by-one, eliminate possible sources of tinnitus aggravation. Protect yourself from further auditory damage by avoiding loud environments and using ear protection when they can’t be avoided.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Maryland Tinnitus Specialists Today
Call one of our Maryland hearing centers to talk to an experienced audiologist about your tinnitus options.