When it comes to tinnitus, there are many unknowns. From what caused the tinnitus to why some people experience severe tinnitus, there are many questions still to be answered. So, it makes sense that there is a good deal of misunderstanding around tinnitus treatment.
One of the specialties of Hearing Associates of Las Vegas is tinnitus treatment. Because of this, our hearing health care specialists wanted to provide answers to common tinnitus misconceptions and what to really expect from professional tinnitus treatment.
Common Expectations Of Tinnitus Treatment
Recently, a study in The Hearing Journal highlighted that there are a number of expectations from patients who see hearing health care providers concerning tinnitus treatment. This information correlated with what our own specialists have heard from patients.
Below are some of the most common expectations individuals have when they seek tinnitus treatment.
With the right treatment, my tinnitus will be cured.
Unfortunately, as of the writing of this post, there is no known cure for tinnitus. We promise, if we knew of it, our tinnitus specialists would be shouting it from the roof of our hearing clinics!
However, even though there is no cure for tinnitus, there are effective treatments available that can help reduce your tinnitus to the point where you don’t even notice it.
Tinnitus treatment works immediately.
No matter what type of tinnitus treatment a patient is provided, there is often the expectation that the treatment will work immediately to eradicate their tinnitus.
While some people experience rapid relief from their tinnitus with treatment, not everyone follows the same improvement path. Several factors can influence tinnitus treatment efficacy, such as:
- Type of tinnitus treatment
- Underlying medical conditions
- Severity of tinnitus
That is why our tinnitus specialists develop personalized tinnitus treatment plans so that the needs of each individual can be properly met.
Hearing loss and tinnitus are separate conditions.
Many people are surprised to learn that part of a tinnitus evaluation is an in-depth hearing evaluation. There is a strong correlation between hearing loss and tinnitus. As a person loses their hearing, the brain may emphasis the feedback sounds of tinnitus to make up for the loss of auditory input.
Because of this connection, often hearing aids are one of the top tinnitus solutions. That way, both hearing loss and tinnitus can be addressed. Even if you don’t have hearing loss, tinnitus management programs built into hearing aids can provide effective treatment.
There is no treatment for tinnitus.
Sadly, some people can fall into despair when it comes to tinnitus treatment. Some less knowledgeable health care professionals may have advised you to “Just learn to live with tinnitus,” and you may have tried different home remedies to cure tinnitus with no avail. But there is hope.
Tinnitus doesn’t have to be an insurmountable burden that has no treatment. There are many different types of tinnitus management and treatment, and our hearing health care specialists can help you learn more about your options and lifestyle changes you can make to help alleviate your tinnitus.
Only one type of tinnitus treatment exists.
As you can guess from our answer just above, there is clearly more than one type of tinnitus treatment. At Hearing Associates of Las Vegas, we understand that individuals with tinnitus will respond differently to various types of tinnitus treatment, which is why we provide access to various types.
Some of the most effective tinnitus treatment options we offer are:
- Hearing aids with tinnitus management
- Brain retraining with the Levo System
- Widex Zen Therapy in Widex hearing aids
- Neuromonics Oasis sound therapy app or device
- Tinnitus counseling and education
- Tinnitus relief studio
What Actually Happens During Tinnitus Treatment
If you decide to choose to work with our hearing health care specialists to treat your tinnitus, there are several steps you will undergo.
First, you will need to make an appointment. We often recommend bringing a loved one to help you remember all the information our specialists will share and join you in your journey. At the start of your appointment, we will take an in-depth medical history, as tinnitus can be triggered by other medical issues.
Along with taking your medical history, having a hearing evaluation is the next step. Not only can the hearing evaluation help determine if any hearing loss is present, but it also assists our hearing instrument specialists to find out if your tinnitus is significantly interfering with your hearing.
After that is completed, you can relax in our Tinnitus Relief Studio as our hearing specialists analyze the results of your hearing tests. In our soothing and relaxing studio, one of our hearing health care professionals will discuss your tinnitus evaluation with you and the outcome of the tests.
From there, our hearing instrument specialists will make treatment recommendations and discuss your options with you. Depending on what you choose to pursue, our hearing specialists will assist you to achieve a more peaceful, tinnitus-managed existence.
Find Personalized Tinnitus Treatment At Hearing Associates Of Las Vegas
As an independent, family-owned hearing clinic, Hearing Associates of Las Vegas focuses on providing the best hearing health care services possible. Rather than rush you through your appointment, our hearing instrument specialists take their time and provide compassionate and highly individualized care.
To receive personalized tinnitus treatment from one of our tinnitus specialists, please contact us to set up your appointment.