Tinnitus, or “ringing in the ears”, is the sensation of hearing sounds that are not present in the external environment. If you are suffering from a ringing, buzzing, whooshing or clicking in your ears, you are not alone. Over 50 million Americans report some degree of tinnitus. Tinnitus is typically the result of damage to the auditory system, though there are many potential causes.
Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. Often the exact cause is not known. Potential causes include:
- Exposure to loud or sudden impact noises.
- Reaction to medication.
- Head or neck injuries.
- Untreated medical conditions.
- Natural aging process.
It is important to consider treatment because bothersome tinnitus can cause sleep disturbance or a disruption to your normal activities. It can also lead to difficulty concentrating, stress, anxiety and depression. Fortunately, tinnitus can be effectively managed.
If you or a loved one is struggling with ringing ears, ask us about possible solutions. The path to relief begins with this conversation.
Managing Your Tinnitus
Although there is no cure for tinnitus, there are ways to manage the symptoms and regain control. Habituation Retraining Therapy (HaRT™), only available through Tinnitus Network providers, offers a multidisciplinary approach to your tinnitus treatment. Clinicians work hard to provide you with an individualized plan, incorporating a number of different treatment concepts such as sound therapy and counseling.
HaRT Tinnitus Treatment Program
Compassionate, expert clinical care is the foundation of the HaRT treatment approach. HaRT is a comprehensive, clinician-guided tinnitus treatment program which includes three core components:
- Expert tinnitus education.
- Proper use of sound therapy.
- Regular interaction with a tinnitus expert audiologist.
Tinnitus Network clinicians are able to provide you with a wide variety of services, such as screening and assessment for tinnitus and hearing loss, counseling and education sessions, sound therapy device customization and instruction for use, development of clinical milestones and treatment monitoring throughout the treatment process.
This unprecedented approach can provide you with a well-rounded treatment option that has been shown to produce results. If you are showing signs of tinnitus, don’t wait. Contact our North Sioux City office at (605) 217-4320 to speak with a Tinnitus Network provider at Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants today.