Find Relief from Tinnitus in Southwest Florida
Hearing issues can present themselves in a variety of manners. While some people may feel like they can’t hear as well as they used to, others may feel like they are hearing sounds not actually present. Often this perception accompanies hearing loss. Tinnitus, also known as ringing ears or head noise, is a problem closely associated with hearing loss. People suffering from tinnitus describe a constant ringing or other noise in their ear. However, this is just a perception. Florida Gulf Coast Hearing Center can provide a medical evaluation as well as an audiometric evaluation if you suffer from tinnitus in Naples and Estero, FL. We’ll help to rule out certain causes and find a treatment option that works for you. Call us today for an appointment.
Treatment Options for Tinnitus
Using our advanced hearing tests, our doctors and professionals will rule out serious causes of tinnitus, like tumors. The evaluations will also allow us to discover if the tinnitus is being caused by a treatable medical condition, which could mean we can effectively stop your head noise altogether. If the ringing is not caused by a medical condition, but instead by hearing loss, we’ll discover which tinnitus therapy option is best for you.
Innovative Treatment Options
These sound-generating devices are worn on the ears and used to “mask” the perceived head noise caused by tinnitus.
Combination Hearing Devices
These devices combine hearing aids and maskers in one, amplifying sound and masking head noise at the same time.
Using a hearing aid to treat tinnitus is a very successful option. The increased sound input from the hearing aid naturally masks tinnitus noise.
Fractal Technology & Proprietary Sound Programs
This is a relatively new solution incorporating chime-like tones to induce relaxation and reduce tinnitus awareness.
A breakthrough tinnitus treatment, neuromonics helps to train the brain to filter out tinnitus disturbance. The device is paired with headphones and delivers spectrally modified music that is embedded with acoustic neural stimulus. The sounds are precisely designed and customized to match each user’s audiological and tinnitus profile. This new treatment can provide long-term relief from symptoms.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
Using a combination of counseling and sound therapy, TRT is a form of habituation therapy. The therapy is designed to end negative reactions to tinnitus perception, first reducing and eventually ending the conscious recognition of the head noise.
Other Treatment Options
While those treatments listed above are the most common used for tinnitus, there are some other treatment options professionals use for tinnitus therapy. These include:
- Relaxation techniques
- Supplement therapy
- The Sound Pillow®
- And many more