If you live with ringing, rushing, or buzzing in your ears, you have tinnitus. Tinnitus is a very common disorder. It may be intermittent, constant or fluctuant, mild or severe, and may vary from a low roaring sensation to a high pitched type of sound. Wearing a hearing aid makes it easier for some people to hear the sounds they need to hear by making them louder. Contact the Center for more details about fees for particular services you may need. There is however the option of leaving the hearing aid to be repaired for collection which we endeavour to do within 48 hours. Sometimes the tinnitus beats in time with the person’s pulse – known as pulsatile tinnitus.
You are asked to respond to the sounds by pressing a button. You should also allow for time for discussion with the audiologist to review test results, and ask questions. It is recommended that you bring a family member with you to the evaluation appointment. Some types of hearing loss can be treated medically or surgically, so it’s important that these types of hearing losses be ruled out before hearing aids or other treatments are considered. Keener has become a valued member of her professional community over her nearly two-decade long career. The balance system is a ‘tripod system’ of sensory information. They use a frequency that is at or near the frequency that was matched to the patient’s tinnitus.
The results of the testing, the mechanisms thought to be responsible for sound sensitivity issues and treatment recommendations will be thoroughly discussed with you at this appointment. The diagnostic hearing evaluation is a good chance to establish a relationship with your audiologist. To establish a strategy for treatment or control of tinnitus, we must make a precise diagnosis in terms of its significance, the site of the lesion, and its probable etiology. Above all, don’t be afraid to ask questions. ENT training sometimes includes two years of general surgery, allowing these professionals to perform surgery on cancers and other serious conditions arising within the ear, nose, and throat.