If you’re living with tinnitus you may hear a constant ringing in your ears. Other people may experience tinnitus as a buzzing, hissing, roaring, or whizzing noise. What’s clear is that tinnitus can have a huge impact on your quality of life, interfering with your ability to concentrate, to interact with others and even to sleep.
At The Hearing Clinic we have helped people to manage tinnitus and reduce symptoms and regain control of their lives. While there is no cure for tinnitus, customized management can make a huge difference to improving your hearing and reducing your symptoms
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is not a disease or illness, but a condition associated with hearing loss or problems with the hearing pathway. In some cases, it may be linked to exposure to loud noises, damage to the inner ear, or Ménière’s disease.
For some people, tinnitus comes and goes, while others experience it continuously. The NHS estimates that approximately six million people in the UK experience persistent tinnitus and around 600,000 people experience it to a degree that affects their quality of life. It can affect people of all ages, though is more common in adults over 65.
If you are suffering from tinnitus, The Hearing Clinic can provide you with the management and support you need to move forward. The journey begins with a thorough assessment and evaluation. We’ll understand how tinnitus affects your life before conducting a full diagnostic assessment. We’ll then develop a tailored management plan that fits your needs.
Senior Audiologist and Founder of The Hearing Clinic, Bridgitte Harley, is trained in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) as well as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) skills for audiologists. These approaches can help to reduce and manage stress associated with tinnitus. You can change how you think about, relate to, and understand tinnitus and its effects.
As tinnitus can be triggered by hearing loss, we will also assess your hearing to determine your hearing levels. Wearing a discreet hearing aid can correct hearing loss and may reduce the impact of tinnitus. Hearing technology is expertly fitted and programmed to align with your hearing needs. Sound enrichment or sound therapy can also complement treatment and alleviate tinnitus.
Sound Therapy for Tinnitus
We use the latest hearing technology to wirelessly stream relaxing sounds into the ears, masking the tinnitus and allowing you to feel calm and in control.
These gentle sounds can be played during the day or at night for relief while sleeping. There are independent left and right volume controls for even more customization. This innovative technology combines multiple sound therapy approaches in one system and is flexible enough to be incorporated as part of almost any treatment program.
Other sound therapy strategies can be used as well, including listening to white noise, nature sounds, or soothing music to make tinnitus less noticeable. Stress has also been found to impact tinnitus symptoms, so relaxation techniques may be recommended. Engaging in deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and other strategies can help reduce stress and increase comfort.
Effectively Managing Tinnitus
At The Hearing Clinic we take a holistic approach to treating tinnitus – and it works. Scores of clients say that their treatment has changed their life for the better. Managing tinnitus really is possible, helping you to rediscover quality of life. Call us today to book your appointment.
The Hearing Clinic has been awarded with “Excellence in Tinnitus Treatments – UK” Healthcare and Pharmaceutical awards 2016