March 23, 2014 · Health
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Audiology & Hearing Aid Clinic Expand Tinnitus Treatment Options in Paris TN
With rates of tinnitus on the rise, finding effective treatment options to manage the condition is essential. The experts at Audiology & Hearing Aid Clinic share their expanded tinnitus therapy options available in Paris, TN.
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(prREACH) Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a hearing problem that affects nearly 50 million US residents somewhere between 60 and 75 years of age. More prevalent in men than women, the key characteristic of tinnitus is experiencing tones that no one else can hear.
Tinnitus is usually not thought to be a disease in itself but a symptom of something else occurring in one or even more of the four portions of the auditory system – the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain. Tinnitus with greater frequency appears as a co-symptom associated with other types of either conductive or sensorineural loss of hearing, instead of being a form of loss of hearing by itself. Though because tinnitus causes people to hear the buzzing or ringing sound continuously, this can have the effect of lowering an individual’s absolute threshold of hearing, making it more challenging to hear low-level sounds normally.
Considering that tinnitus is such a prevalent problem in the U.S., the audiologists at Audiology & Hearing Aid Clinic, Paris TN, are regularly looking into new treatment procedures. Tinnitus research is an extremely active field with many scientific studies and research trials completed annually. This means that people who’ve endured tinnitus for an extended time may not be always be aware of the newest options available.
The ability to provide the most up-to-date tinnitus treatments locally in Paris TN is a source of pride for the audiologists at Audiology & Hearing Aid Clinic. To better disseminate tinnitus therapy information they’ve created a list of tinnitus therapies on their website and often blog about fresh developments in the field of tinnitus research. Readers looking for additional information on the treatments listed here are urged to visit the website at http://parishearing.com or contact Audiology & Hearing Aid Clinic for an appointment.
Hearing aids. Most people with tinnitus have some amount of hearing impairment. Hearing aids can provide the dual benefit of improving hearing ability while also covering the noises of tinnitus. Complete or partial relief from tinnitus symptoms is possible with hearing aids.
Maskers. Hiding (or masking) the noises of tinnitus may be achieved through an electronic tinnitus masker. Like hearing aids, they may provide relief from the tinnitus, but won’t improve hearing and can affect understanding speech.
Relaxation and Counseling. Stress makes tinnitus seem worse, so being able to relax is very important. Beyond mastering how to relax, working with a counselor for tinnitus-induced depression or anxiety can be quite helpful.
Medication. Many tinnitus sufferers develop anxiety or other strong emotional responses to their tinnitus. Selected medicines may provide relief from these emotional reactions and offer some relief from the ringing in the ears.
About David Gillespie
R. David Gillespie, M.A., established Audiology & Hearing Aid Clinic in Paris in 1995 and has been practicing Audiology for over 30 years. David is clinically certified by the American Speech & Hearing Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. He obtained his degree in Audiology from the University of Alabama. Prior to opening his hearing care practice in Paris, he coordinated audiological services at an outpatient rehabilitation facility where he improved the hearing of hundreds of adults, children and infants having varying types and degrees of hearing difficulty. He also established and maintained a community hearing aid bank program.
About Audiology & Hearing Clinic
Audiology & Hearing Clinic has served the greater Paris TN area for 18 years. Above all else, owner and audiologist David Gillespie attributes the success of Audiology & Hearing Aid Clinic to the caring attitude of the professional staff and the genuine trust and confidence patients have in the staff and the hearing services they provide. The practice offers a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing healthcare professional services, including hearing aid screenings, evaluations, hearing aids sales and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. Audiology & Hearing Clinic is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest improvements and technological advancements in the hearing industry and is committed to offering the most current options to all patients.
Audiology & Hearing Clinic
808 Joy St
Paris, TN 38242
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