Ever had that “ringing in your ears” sensation? We call it tinnitus. For most people, it goes away after a few hours or even a few days. However, for some people, the ringing never stops and they need to seek treatment.
Chronic tinnitus can sound like a ringing, whooshing, or even a roaring sound. When bad enough, it can cause depression, head aches, anger issues and even suicidal thoughts in the worst cases. Tinnitus is often a sign of hearing loss, but not always.
Recently, a major rockstar, Chris Martin of Coldplay revealed that he has been suffering from tinnitus for years. The musician, who blames the painful ear condition on listening to loud music as a teenager, is warning youngsters to avoid the same fate. You can read more about his story here.
Contrary to popular belief, there are treatment options available. Some of the most successful that we have found for our patients include:
- Neuromonics. This is the flagship treatment with the highest success rate in the least amount of time.
- SoundCure. This is a new treatment options using S-Tones. This options is less expensive than Neuromonics, but takes more time.
- Tinnitus Retraining Therapy. This therapy uses sound masking and therapy to help patients to aclimatize to their condition.
If you or someone you know is suffering from tinnitus, call our office at 801-770-0801 to schedule a comprehensive tinnitus evaluation.