If you hear ringing, buzzing, humming, hissing, or roaring sounds, you may be suffering from what is called tinnitus. It might be constant or intermittent, but it is treatable.
General Population with Tinnitus
Seniors with Tinnitus
Hearing Impaired Individuals with Tinnitus
What causes tinnitus?
- In the outer and middle ear...
- In the inner ear...
- In some central auditory nervous systems...
- Other possible factors...
- Otitis media
- Impacted cerumen
- Head trauma
- Glomus jugular tumor
- Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
- Noise exposure
- Meniere’s Disease
- Acoustic Neuroma / vestibular schwannoma
- Sudden hearing loss
- Autoimmune inner ear diseaseAcoustic trauma
- Presbycusis (Age-Related Hearing Loss)
- Hypertension/ cardiovascular disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- TMJ problems
- Renal disease; kidney problems
- Lyme disease
- Thyroid disorders
If you have tinnitus, you should avoid:
How we can help
This is done by an ENT physician to rule out medical conditions that need treatment.
This is done by one of our audiologists to identify co-existing hearing loss.
This is done to match the tinnitus, which helps us determine the right treatment options.
After the evaluation is done, we can further help by treating the root of your problem through hearing aids, counseling, tinnitus relaxation tapes, and tinnitus retraining therapy.
Hear and identify your tinnitus sounds
Identify what type of tinnitus you’re experiencing with these sound clips from Starkey.
Hear short clips of buzzing, electric, roaring, screeching, static, tea kettle, 4000 Hz tone, and 7500 Hz tone.
Do any of these sounds seem familiar? If so, come in for a Tinnitus evaluation.
Sound therapy for tinnitus whitepaper
Keep up with the latest tinnitus research. Download this whitepaper from Starkey, which explains sound therapy for tinnitus.
Read about the problem, management of tinnitus, and multiflex tinnitus technology.