Impartial tinnitus consultation and advice in South London & Surrey
Suffering from constant ringing or buzzing noises in your ears? You could be experiencing tinnitus.
The Hearing Specialist offers independent tinnitus assessments and consultations, with treatment options to help manage your symptoms. We understand that no two patients' tinnitus experiences are the same. We take the time to assess your condition and recommend the most suitable treatments for you.
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the presence of an abnormal noise in your ears. It can often sound like a ringing, buzzing, hissing, roaring, whistling or humming.
The symptoms can remain constant, or sometimes come and go. It's normal to hear the noises more prominently when you are in a quiet place with less background noise - when you are in bed, for example.
Tinnitus can have a huge impact on the quality of your life, and make everyday tasks and social situations a challenge. Whilst the condition is more common in the elderly, tinnitus can affect anyone at any age - including children.
There is no one-size-fits all approach when it comes to treating tinnitus. Typically, the symptoms of tinnitus are triggered by other health issues; such as hearing loss, a build up of ear wax, high blood pressure and many other conditions.
In order to get the right treatment to manage your tinnitus, it's important to undergo a hearing assessment to pinpoint the cause. In many cases, treating the main cause directly can alleviate or even remove all symptoms of tinnitus.
For tinnitus sufferers, the first step in starting your journey to better hearing should be to visit an experienced audiologist. The Hearing Specialist offers in-depth, thorough hearing assessments that can find the cause of your tinnitus, analyse your symptoms and recommend the best treatment to help you towards a tinnitus free life.
Tinnitus assessment & treatment
What happens at a tinnitus assessment with The Hearing Specialist?
To get a clear idea of your condition, we will discuss and assess your symptoms and the impact it is having on your quality of life. We will review your relevant medical history to identify any underlying causes which may be triggering your symptoms.
2. Diagnostic tests
We will perform a range of diagnostic tests and inspect your ears with an otoscope which will show any wax build up or infections that may be causing your tinnitus.
3. Hearing test
Tinnitus is more common in people suffering with hearing loss. Should this be the cause of yours, we will conduct a full hearing test to assess the severity of your hearing loss and the type of hearing loss you are suffering with.
4. Treatment options
Depending on the results of our consultation and assessments, we will discuss your treatment options with you - such as hearing aids or ear wax removal. We can recommend self-help techniques to manage your symptoms, and answer any questions you may have.
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Hearing aids for tinnitus
Did you know that hearing aids can help to alleviate the symptoms of tinnitus?
There is a strong correlation between tinnitus and hearing loss - whilst tinnitus doesn't cause hearing loss, many people who experience ringing in their ears will often have some form of hearing loss. The severity of the hearing loss can be so mild that they may not even be aware.
For those struggling with their hearing, tinnitus can be a symptom of over straining your ears to listen high-pitched frequencies, and your brain trying to compensate for sounds that it can no longer hear.
In this scenario, hearing aids are an excellent method of treating tinnitus and possibly removing it altogether. By correcting your hearing loss, you reduce the stress on your audiological system and the amount of effort needed to listen - therefore reducing the severity of tinnitus. Some hearing aid technology implements sound therapy features to specifically help tinnitus patients.
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