You used to have no trouble relaxing on a quiet summer’s evening, or curling up on the sofa on a cold winter night. But now, all of these relaxing activities are interrupted by the noise in your own head—a constant buzzing sound that only you can hear.
If this sounds familiar, you could be one of the millions of Americans coping with the frustrating and distracting condition known as tinnitus.
Our Massachusetts Audiologists Can Get Rid of Chronic Head Noise
Tinnitus, or head noise, is a ringing, blowing, roaring or high-pitched noise that occurs within the patient’s ears. At Atlantic Audiology, we know how irritating and exhausting tinnitus can be, causing sleepless nights, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life for many patients. We take the time to determine the precise cause of your tinnitus, exploring different treatment options until we find the solution that is perfect for you. Call the number on this page today to have our hearing care staff get to work on relieving your tinnitus.
Head noise can be a result of many different conditions, such as:
- Loud noises. Patients will often suffer a ringing in the ears due to exposure to high noise levels. Some exposure, such as concerts or sporting events, can cause temporary tinnitus, while constant exposure to loud work environments can have permanent effects on hearing. If you are exposed to high noise levels nearly every day, you should consider getting custom ear protection to reduce or reverse tinnitus. We can create custom earplugs in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors to meet specific needs and occupational uses.
- Obstructions. In some cases, head noise is a result of a physical condition, most commonly an obstruction inside the ear canal. Fluid buildup, excessive or impacted earwax, benign tumors, and swelling due to an ear infection can all cause tinnitus as well as hearing loss.
- Health conditions. Sudden trauma (such as a head injury) and chronic conditions have both been known to cause tinnitus symptoms. High blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, poor dietary choices, and certain medications may cause or aggravate a person’s tinnitus.
- Hearing loss. The most common cause of tinnitus is age-related hearing loss. Many patients suffer hearing problems due to the degeneration of tissues and structures in the inner ear, which can cause the auditory nerve to create a sound that is not actually present. Hearing aids are the most effective way to treat tinnitus caused by hearing loss.
Tinnitus Relief for Patients Throughout New England
Your tinnitus may only bother you occasionally, but it can still pose serious mental and physical health risks. Patients with tinnitus often suffer from depression, insomnia, and other conditions that can cause a patient’s health and wellbeing to deteriorate. As there is so much at stake, we always begin by performing a full audiological exam before explaining your treatment options. Depending on what is causing your tinnitus, you may benefit from a hearing aid, sound maskers to help you sleep, or even therapeutic exercises and relaxation techniques to cope with stress from the ringing in your ears.
Our Massachusetts hearing care providers work hard to provide to the best service in New England to our hearing loss clients. We have two convenient office locations in Wakefield and Wilmington to help patients get the personalized care they need for their conditions. Call the number on this page or fill out our online form to make an appointment in our offices today!