Tinnitus Treatment and Management Options
There may not be a single cure for tinnitus but that doesn’t mean that there are options out there to help treat the ringing in your ears. Tinnitus is usually complicated and hard to diagnose and can affect people of nearly any age.
Tinnitus is often accompanied with hearing loss, and the first step to better hearing is to conduct a hearing test. During the hearing test, the first thing we will conduct is a case history. Here we gather as much relevant information as possible regarding your hearing history, such as trauma to the ears or family history of hearing loss and/or tinnitus. You will be asked to describe your tinnitus: when does it tend to occur; is it more prominent in one ear; are there environmental triggers; when was the initial onset. This will then be followed by a visual inspection of your ear canals with an otoscope. Finally we will conduct a comprehensive hearing test. In some instances the hearing practitioner may try to frequency match. This means finding the frequency that best matches the the pitch you are hearing as a result of your tinnitus.
Consultation and treatment can be complicated and the methods for managing tinnitus are highly case dependent. From the results obtained during the hearing test, our hearing practitioner will formulate a tailored strategy to help manage your tinnitus. Methods may involve masking, lifestyle changing habits or other methods.
What is the cost?
Initial consultation is of no cost to you. You will present your concerns to the clinician who will then ask you further questions in order to best plan out a treatment strategy.
The price of future treatment appointments will depend on the course of action decided between you and your clinician.
How long does the appointment take?
The initial complementary appointment will take anywhere from 30-45 minutes.
Are there any safety considerations?
There are no safety considerations involved in consulting with a clinician. If however there are urgent underlying health concern that are the direct cause of your tinnitus, we recommend you seek medical attention immediately. Medical indicators may include sudden onset of tinnitus, asymmetrical hearing loss, sudden hearing loss in one or both ears.
Who performs the consultation and what are their qualifications?
The consultation will be performed by a licenced Audiologist or Hearing Instrument Specialist who is trained and certified in the management or treatment of tinnitus. Tinnitus courses are offered by Widex Canada, as well AHIP.
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