Tinnitus Masking Is Available Through Budget Hearing Centers
- Hearing loss. Our inner ears have tiny fragile hair cells that help move sound waves along to the brain. If these hairs are damaged due to aging or repeated loud noises, tinnitus can develop.
- Ear infections. Severe ear infections or blockages can alter the pressure in the middle ear, resulting in ringing or tinnitus.
- Head and neck trauma. Head and neck injuries can affect nerve and brain functions linked to hearing, causing tinnitus.
Anyone can develop tinnitus, but some people may be at a higher risk than others. If you can answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions, it might be worth scheduling a consultation with your hearing care professional:
- Are you experiencing hearing loss?
- Have you been exposed to loud noises in the past?
- Have you had an ear infection, ear surgery, or a head injury?
- Do you smoke or drink a lot of caffeine?
It’s important to have your tinnitus evaluated by a medical professional to rule out any serious medical causes. Then, you can work with your hearing care provider on next steps.
Although there is no cure for tinnitus, technology currently focuses on treating the symptoms.
A 2015 study found that hearing aids outfitted with tinnitus relief can significantly reduce symptoms in patients. By using different types of sounds to refocus the brain, patients found their symptoms alleviated or even eliminated. Here at Budget Hearing Centers we carry a number of hearing aids brands that support Tinnitus health. For example Oticon that has a Tinnitus SoundSupport™ feature allowing the patient to manage their Tinnitus condition using a variety of nature sounds and broadband noise – whenever you need it, with just a few clicks. Contact Budget Hearing Centers at 952-225-1604 for more information.