Around 50 million Americans between 60 and 75 are experiencing a hearing ailment known as tinnitus. The principal sign of ringing in the ears, which affects a great deal more men than women, is hearing tones which no one else can hear. Tinnitus in many instances indicates a problem manifesting within the four components of the auditory system – the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain – and therefore is more of a manifestation of other conditions than a disease alone. Although it is not a type of hearing loss per se, it can be connected to other forms of either conductive or sensorineural hearing loss. Yet since tinnitus causes visitors to hear the buzzing or ringing sound continuously, this tends to have the effect of reducing a person's absolute threshold of hearing, making it much harder to hear low-level sounds normally.
Considering that tinnitus is such a prevalent problem in the U.S., the audiologists at Physician Hearing Centers are constantly researching new treatment procedures. Because many of these therapies are relatively new, people who've endured tinnitus for many years are often unaware that new therapies are available to them. Physician Hearing Centers prides itself on being able to offer the most up-to-date tinnitus treatments in Cleveland OH. Aside from maintaining a summary of currently available tinnitus therapies on their website, the Physician Hearing Centers team members often write about new developments on the company blog. Readers interested in additional information on the therapies listed here are encouraged to visit the website at http://physicianhearingcenters.com or contact Physician Hearing Centers for an appointment.
Hearing aids. Individuals with tinnitus typically also have some level of hearing loss. Hearing aids can provide the dual benefit of enhancing hearing ability while also covering the sounds of tinnitus. Tinnitus patients making use of hearing aids commonly report partial or complete alleviation of tinnitus symptoms.
Relaxation and Counseling. Learning how to relax is extremely helpful if the ringing in your ears frustrates you. Stress tends to make tinnitus seem even worse. Counseling may be appropriate when tinnitus causes anxiety, depression or other psychological problems.
Maskers. Hiding (or masking) the sounds of tinnitus may be achieved through an electronic tinnitus masker. Many patients report good results with tinnitus maskers although they do not improve hearing the way a hearing aid does.
Medication. Some tinnitus patients develop anxiety and other strong emotional reactions to their tinnitus. Certain drug treatments may offer relief from these emotional reactions and give some relief from the ringing in the ears.
About Dr. Bert Brown, MD
Otolaryngologist, Dr. Bert Brown MD has been a practicing ENT physician for over 25 years – devoting his career to helping people with hearing challenges. He is the owner of Physician Hearing Centers and inventor of the SER™ Fitting Room, a room which simulates the sounds of the real world allowing hearing aid patients to get a better preview of the performance of their hearing aids in various settings and get a better overall fit and individualized adjustment. Dr. Brown completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at Northwestern University where he received the Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Beta Kappa awards. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati and completed his residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh Eye & Ear Hospital.
About Physician Hearing Centers
Physician Hearing Centers offers a unique experience in hearing healthcare because of the physician-driven, audiologist-directed structure of the practice. For patients, it means no more bouncing back and forth between your medical doctor (ENT/Otolaryngologist) and your audiologist. Physician Hearing Centers has both to provide more coordinated and comprehensive hearing care. They have been the leaders in hearing protection, diagnostic hearing loss testing and hearing aids in Cleveland and Macedonia OH for over 25 years. Physician Hearing Centers' professionals are dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest improvements and technological advancements in the hearing industry and are committed to offering the most current options to patients. Physician Hearing Centers has two locations in the Mayfield Heights area of Cleveland and in Macedonia, Ohio.
Dr. Bert Brown, MD
Physician Hearing Centers
6770 Mayfield Road, Suite 210
Cleveland, OH 44124
Physician Hearing Centers
640 East Aurora Road
Macedonia, OH 44056
Name: Dr. Bert Brown
Phone: (440) 550-4179
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