Tinnitus treatment in Naples and Bonita Springs, Florida
Tinnitus is a medical condition that causes a persistent ringing in one or both ears that can only be heard by the affected individual.
The annoying sound is often described as a ringing noise, but can also be a buzzing, hissing whistling or pulsing sound.
Sufferers of tinnitus are lucky if the sound comes and goes, but many experience it 24/7 unfortunately. The American Tinnitus Association estimates more than 50 million Americans suffer from at least occasional bouts of tinnitus.
There are many possible causes of tinnitus, and research is ongoing into the mechanisms that cause it. Some commonly accepted causes include exposure to loud noise for a prolonger period of time. Hearing can be temporarily or permanently damaged, depending on the severity of the sound.
Certain medications, diet, head trauma, stress, eardrum blockage, jaw joint disorders, and hearing loss are all possible causes of tinnitus.
In rare cases, tinnitus may be caused by a blood vessel disorder, resulting in pulsatile tinnitus. This type of tinnitus may be caused by a head or neck tumor, a buildup of cholesterol in the circulatory system, high blood pressure, turbulent blood flow, or malformation of the capillaries surrounding the ear. The result is a tinnitus that sends out pulsing signals in conjunction with the flow of your heartbeat.
There is currently no cure for tinnitus. We will discuss potential causes with you as we learn about your hearing health and history. We may be able to find a way to reduce the impact of tinnitus on your daily life.
To provide personalized treatment, it is important that we carry out an in-depth evaluation of your symptoms and possible causes.
Our audiologists are experienced and knowledgeable in tinnitus treatment methods and our goal is to reduce the impact of its symptoms on your life.
Make an appointment and let’s find a solution to your tinnitus.