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Tinnitus – Cause and Affect

Tinnitus can cause debilitating headaches, confusion, loss of hearing, and stress | By Dr. Samantha Kellermeier, AuD Tinnitus is not something that’s a disease in and of itself but is rather a symptom of some other underlying health condition. Tinnitus is often described as a perceived sound but does not come from the environment. It can occur rarely, intermittently, or constantly, ranges in sound quality, and varies in its degree of disturbance. In other words, it does not always affect everyone the same way. The causes of tinnitus can occur for multiple reasons. Some of the most common causes [...]

One-Sided Hearing Loss

Being able to determine the direction of sounds is diminished with one-sided hearing loss. Loss of hearing is a condition that can occur with varying degrees of severity and can be one-sided.  This may sound strange, but it is not an unusual occurrence.  People with hearing damage in only one ear can have either regular hearing in the other or can have varying degrees of hearing loss in their other ear as well. How can you tell if you have one-sided hearing loss? A few ways you can tell are: You are unable to locate the source of [...]

Tinnitus Management & Definition

Author | American Academy of Audiology • 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. Audiologists work with people with debilitating tinnitus for management of their symptoms. There is no one-size-fits-all program for tinnitus management.  In general, most [...]

Tinnitus Treatment Now Featured In Wireless Hearing Aids

ReSound’s wireless hearing aid, the Alera, is now available with a tinnitus treatment option. Tinnitus causes ringing in the ears and affects about 15% of the world’s population.  It is the most prevalent physical condition reported by military service members and veterans. The Bluetooth Alera TS combines an advanced hearing aid with a Tinnitus Sound Generator. The technology is used to administer sounds that make the disturbing tinnitus noise less noticeable, drawing your attention away from it. Over time, it can help retrain your brain to not notice the tinnitus even when you aren’t wearing the instrument. “This kind of sound [...]

Tinnitus? Hearing Aids May Help

Tinnitus is often described as ringing in the ears — the sound is also sometimes compared to crickets chirping, locusts, roaring, ticking or beeping — and it affects about 50 million people in the United States. The cause can be hearing loss, allergies, ear wax or ear infections, but whatever the cause, one thing is for sure: tinnitus is debilitating for those who experience it. The good news is that hearing aids may help. A recent Your Health feature in USA Today answers a question from a reader who suffers from tinnitus. "Is there a hearing aid that can filter [...]

Tinnitus: Get Treatment at Hearing Aid Express

What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus affects 50 million people in the United States, according to the American Tinnitus Association. Of the 50 million people with tinnitus, two million are unable to function on a "normal," day-to-day basis because it is so seriously debilitating. It's common for people to refer to tinnitus as "ringing in the ears," as that accurately describes what sufferers experience. Though some describe the sound as beeping, crickets, locusts, roaring, clicking or ticking. Tinnitus may be experienced in both ears or just one ear. According to Wikipedia, many famous people have suffered from tinnitus: Joan of Arc, Ludwig [...]