At REM Audiology, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality hearing care services to our patients. If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from tinnitus, you’re not alone. Tinnitus is a common condition characterized by ringing, buzzing, or other sounds in the ears that have no external source. It can be frustrating and disruptive to your daily life, but our team of certified audiologists is here to help.
WHAT CAUSES TINNITUS?
Tinnitus is often a result of hearing loss after exposure to excessive or loud noises. Tinnitus can sometimes result from underlying causes such as changes in the ear due to aging, ear infections, foreign objects, wax in the ear, or head trauma. Tinnitus can also be a side effect of certain medications. Other causes of tinnitus can include:
- Ototoxic drugs
- Lyme disease
- Traumatic brain injury
- Thyroid disorders
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Temporal mandibular joint disorder
HOW QUALITY OF LIFE CAN BE AFFECTED BY TINNITUS
Tinnitus can have a variety of effects on a person’s life. The most obvious effect is the perception of the sound itself, which can be distracting, annoying, and even distressing for some people. Tinnitus can also make it difficult to concentrate, sleep, or hear other sounds, especially in quiet environments.
In addition to these physical effects, tinnitus can also have emotional and psychological effects. For example, some people with tinnitus may feel anxious or depressed, especially if they are struggling to cope with the constant presence of the sound. Others may become irritable, frustrated, or withdrawn, which can have an impact on their relationships and social interactions.
Finally, tinnitus can have practical effects, such as making it difficult to hear conversations, enjoy music, or participate in certain activities. Some people with tinnitus may need to avoid loud environments or wear ear protection, which can limit their participation in certain social or work-related situations.
Overall, the effects of tinnitus can be highly individualized and can vary depending on factors such as the severity of the tinnitus, the individual’s coping strategies, and their social and psychological support network.
How We Can Help
At REM Audiology, we understand the impact that tinnitus can have on your quality of life. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and support you need to effectively manage your tinnitus and improve your overall hearing health. We are committed to helping you find relief from your symptoms so that you can get back to enjoying the sounds of life. We provide hearing aids that can help to mask the sounds of tinnitus and improve your ability to hear in noisy environments.
Let Us Help You! Contact Us Today!
If you’re experiencing tinnitus symptoms, don’t wait to seek help. Contact REM Audiology today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards managing your tinnitus and improving your quality of life. Our team of experts is here to provide compassionate care and support every step of the way.