Ringing in the Ears
Serving Vancouver WA And The Surrounding Areas
If you’re hearing ringing in the ears or other annoying sounds when no external noises are occurring, you’ve probably got tinnitus. Some people experience buzzing, hissing or clicking. Hearing these noises can be due to medications, earwax buildup, age or loud noises. Fortunately, it’s not a disease, and we may be able to utilize one or more types of tinnitus treatment to help remedy the situation.
Why You’re Hearing Ringing in the Ears
Tinnitus can emerge quickly or produce a persistent ringing in the ears. The sound you’re hearing is a signal from your auditory system indicating there’s something wrong. This system includes your ear, an auditory nerve connecting your brain to your inner ear and portions of your brain responsible for processing sound. One of the leading causes of tinnitus is noise-induced hearing loss. Listening to loud music or working with noisy equipment are two prime examples.
How Do I Stop Ringing in the Ears?
Several patients have tinnitus occur due to hearing loss. When this happens, the brain changes the way sound frequencies are processed. Utilizing the right type of tinnitus treatment for your unique situation requires us to examine your ears and possibly run a hearing test. The good news is that if you have tinnitus, you may be able to manage it successfully with hearing aids. These can come equipped with specialized sound masking programs that help remove the bothersome effects of tinnitus.
Personalized Tinnitus Treatment
Every person is unique when it comes to tinnitus treatment. Depending on your circumstances, we can suggest the right approach to help curb the problem. You may just have an impaction of wax in your ears that needs to be removed. If we find that the cause is due to hearing loss, we’ll probably suggest using hearing aids. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about how we can help.Back to Hearing Center Services