Tinnitus Treatment Clinic in Brockville
WHERE DOES THAT NOISE IN MY EARS COME FROM?
You probably have tinnitus, which is not a disease, but a symptom arising from a range of underlying causes. What you’re hearing are sounds generated by your nervous system, or by your brain.
When you have hearing loss, your brain sometimes overcompensates by creating its own ‘background noise.’ Most people suffering from tinnitus have some form of associated hearing loss with the nerves involved in hearing. Some forms of tinnitus can also be related to muscle movements near the ear, or problems with blood flow in the face or neck. On its own, however, tinnitus is not a sign of a serious medical problem.
Tinnitus can be managed
At Thousand Islands Hearing centre, we have the ability to fully assess, quantify and recommend potential solutions for your tinnitus. EMBRACE your hearing solution today!
Some days your tinnitus may be worse than it is on other days. That could be because you are tired, stressed, or your system is low on resistance due to other factors such as illness.
Smoking, drinking alcohol, or taking antibiotics or too much aspirin can also cause your tinnitus to flare up.
- SMOKING: Smoking narrows the blood vessels that bring oxygen to the sensory cells of your ears.
- CAFFEINE: Coffee, dark tea, cola, and energy drinks all contain caffeine, and some sufferers say eliminating them helps control tinnitus.
- STRESS: Stress from difficult life circumstances may affect your entire health, including your hearing.
- SALT: High blood pressure can increase tinnitus symptoms, so sufferers should limit intake of salt.
- ALCOHOL: Excessive use of alcohol and quinine water, found in the ‘tonic’ used in many mixed drinks, can trigger tinnitus.
- MEDICATION: High doses of aspirin and NSID pain relievers are a known trigger for tinnitus, as are some antibiotics and anti-depressants. Sufferers should consult with their Medical Doctor.
- LOUD SOUND: Whether it’s a great concert or a plane taking off, exposure to loud noise can damage your hearing.
WIDEX ZEN THERAPY
Although there are no drugs or surgical procedures known to be effective against tinnitus, many people have benefited from specific tinnitus therapies that include soft music, counselling and relaxation techniques, all of which are part of Widex’s own Zen Treatment Therapy.
Widex Zen Therapy combines sound stimulation, counselling, stress reduction and amplification to help dull the annoying hum of tinnitus.
It can help you reduce stress, overcome sleep difficulties, and reduce overcompensation by the brain because of hearing deficits.