Heritage Audiology helps with tinnitus within our office right outside of Raleigh, NC. We have a very successful track record helping patients with this disorder. If you or someone you know suffers from tinnitus, please contact our practice today to schedule an appointment for a complete tinnitus evaluation. Our trained audiologist is accomplished in evaluating and treating tinnitus. We are considered Raleigh tinnitus experts!
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present. While it is commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus can manifest many different perceptions of sound, including buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing, and clicking. In some rare cases, tinnitus patients report hearing music. Tinnitus can be both an acute (temporary) condition or a chronic (ongoing) problem.
Not only a considerable amount of people in Raleigh are affected but millions of Americans (over 50 million!!) experience tinnitus, often to a debilitating degree, making it one of the most common health conditions in the country. And there is no specific age either, there is a wide range of individuals who need treatment.
Treating the cause of tinnitus
There is currently no scientifically-validated cure for most types of tinnitus. There are, however, treatment options that can ease the perceived burden of tinnitus, allowing patients to live more comfortable, productive lives
Common causes of tinnitus include:
- Hearing loss
- Exposure to loud noises
- Earwax buildup or blockages
- Head or neck injuries
- Benign tumor of the cranial nerve
- Vascular disorders
- Stress or depression
In order to find out the root cause of your tinnitus, your audiologist will conduct a complete medical history, as well as a complete examination. Raleigh is known to have many doctors and we have established ourselves to stand out among other audiologists as the go to center for help with tinnitus.
Servicing the Raleigh, NC area
Our office is conveniently located just outside of Raleigh at 3150 Rogers Rd, Suite #105, Wake Forest, NC. Please call us if you have questions or to book an appointment, and remember to stay safe and healthy!