Brooklyn, NYC’s Tinnitus Relief Specialists
If you are irritated, frustrated, and stressed over the high-pitched ringing in your ears, then you’re not getting the most out of life.
About 14 percent of the world’s adult population (740 million people) is affected by tinnitus. Out of 740 million adults experiencing tinnitus, more than 121 million of them experience severe tinnitus that affects sleep, concentration, and mood.
Tragically, children and adolescents with tinnitus number in excess of 700 million worldwide and almost 140 million of them are experiencing severe tinnitus. Because of its capacity to disrupt the quality of life for individuals of all ages, finding solutions to tinnitus is an essential element of better hearing health and improved overall health.
“Is there a tinnitus doctor near me?”
ZN Audiology provides tinnitus management in Brooklyn and Forest Hills, NYC. Our tinnitus treatment specialists know how to deal with your tinnitus challenges by using proven technology and techniques applied within a methodical management process.
12 Facts About Tinnitus
No one knows the exact cause of tinnitus.
Tinnitus is a neurological disorder that causes your brain to interpret a sound that isn’t actually there.
Tinnitus is a symptom rather than a disease.
Tinnitus disrupts normal daily life.
There are two types of tinnitus: subjective, in which only the person experiencing it can hear the sound, and objective, in which the person experiencing it as well as others can hear the sound.
The sound heard by those with tinnitus can be ringing, buzzing, or hissing, and it can be continuous or pulsatile.
Men experience tinnitus more often than women.
Ninety percent of people with tinnitus have some level of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).
Hearing aids can often provide relief from the internal sensation of tinnitus.
Dietary changes and supplements ALONE cannot relieve tinnitus.
A higher level of stress makes tinnitus worse.
Tinnitus will get worse the longer it’s left untreated.
The dedicated staff at ZN Audiology is highly experienced at performing tinnitus evaluations, as well as coming up with appropriate treatments. Since tinnitus can be symptomatic of another disorder, it is necessary for your audiologist to test for and rule out possible causes before deciding on treatment.
When you come in for a tinnitus evaluation, our audiologist may examine your head, neck, and ears, administer a standard hearing test, and/or conduct a movement test. If an evaluation reveals that you have a hearing loss, we can treat your tinnitus with hearing aids or other listening devices.
The loudness of your tinnitus can be measured by using psychoacoustic matching procedures. We will also ask you to fill out a questionnaire to determine if your tinnitus is triggered by anxiety, stress, and/or depression.
Tinnitus Management Solutions
Medications or medication combinations used to treat other health conditions can cause tinnitus, so changing to a different formula can help alleviate symptoms.
In addition, some people who experience tinnitus benefit from the help of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications as a part of an overall management approach.
Acoustic therapy involves the use of externally produced sounds to mask, inhibit, or alter the production of tinnitus sounds, and it may include:
- A tabletop sound generator or tinnitus masker that produces white noise
- A combination hearing aid and sound generator
- In-home masking, such as the use of an electric fan, radios, or TV
For those who consider masking noise to be substituting one annoying sound with another, music therapy is often a viable solution to help reduce their awareness of tinnitus.
Classical passages that don’t contain wide variations in loudness can soothe the limbic system and stimulate the auditory cortex.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
TRT is one of the most successful forms of tinnitus management, combining directive counseling with low-level sound masking. The objective is to de-emphasize the importance of the tinnitus sound so it is easier to cope with.
Because stress plays a significant role in the aggravation of tinnitus symptoms, stress management, which might include relaxation, guided imagery, and self-hypnosis, may be used to help combat the stress, anxiety, and sleep disturbances.
Low-level masking softens the intensity of the tinnitus sound without completely blocking it out, in order to help facilitate auditory habituation.
For those with an accompanying hearing loss, hearing aids and hearing aids with maskers are among the most effective ways to minimize tinnitus.
By amplifying background sounds that a person with a hearing loss is not able to hear, hearing aids can make tinnitus sounds become less noticeable.
Adding low-level acoustic therapy enhances the effectiveness of this management approach.
Schedule a Tinnitus Evaluation
You don’t have to live with that annoying ringing, buzzing, or hissing in your ears. There are solutions available to help manage your tinnitus symptoms.
ZN Audiology can provide proven management techniques and technology for real relief from tinnitus. Contact us by submitting the adjacent form, and a member of our team will respond to your questions and concerns and/or help schedule a tinnitus evaluation.