March 29, 2014 · Health
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Imaginears, Inc. Audiologists Discuss Tinnitus Treatment Plans in Medford OR
There is no known cure for tinnitus, but there are tinnitus treatment options available that can help a great deal. The following tinnitus therapy options are now available from Imaginears in Medford OR.
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(prREACH) Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a hearing disorder which affects nearly 50 million Americans somewhere between 60 and 75 years of age. The primary sign of ringing in the ears, which generally disturbs considerably more men than women, is hearing tones that nobody is able to hear. Tinnitus is generally not thought to be a disease in itself but an indicator of something else occurring in one or maybe more of the four parts of the auditory system – the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain. Although not a form of loss of hearing by itself, it is often associated with other types of either conductive or sensorineural hearing loss. Additionally, because tinnitus fills the ears with a steady base level of ever-present noise, it reduces the absolute threshold of hearing and can make it increasingly difficult to listen for faint sounds “over” the continual buzzing or ringing.
The audiologists at Imaginears in Medford OR are regularly researching new tinnitus treatment options to make them locally available. Tinnitus cure research is an extremely active field with many scientific studies and research trials completed each year. Consequently, long term tinnitus sufferers are frequently unaware of the newest options available. Imaginears takes pride in being able to offer the most current tinnitus therapies in Medford OR. Along with maintaining a list of currently available tinnitus therapies on their website, the Imaginears staff members frequently write about new breakthroughs on the company blog. Readers looking for additional details about the treatment options listed here are urged to visit the website at http://imaginears.com or contact Imaginears for an appointment.
Hearing aids. Tinnitus patients often also have some amount of hearing loss. Hearing aids provide a dual benefit of boosting hearing and masking the tinnitus. Tinnitus patients making use of hearing aids often report partial or complete alleviation of tinnitus symptoms.
Maskers. Tinnitus maskers are small electronic devices that look like hearing aids and are adjusted to generate sounds that cover up the tinnitus. Many patients report good success with tinnitus maskers although they do not improve hearing the way a hearing aid does.
Counseling and Relaxation. Stress tends to make tinnitus feel even worse, so being able to relax is extremely important. Other than mastering how to relax, working with a counselor for tinnitus-induced depression or anxiety can be very effective.
Medication. Many tinnitus sufferers experience anxiety or other strong emotional reactions to their tinnitus. Selected medicines may provide relief from these emotional responses and offer some relief from the tinnitus.
About Dr. Elizabeth Tangel
Dr. Elizabeth Tangel received her master’s degree in Audiology in 1993 from Sacramento State University in California. She received her doctoral degree in Audiology from A.T. Still University School of Health Sciences in Arizona in 2008. She worked for an Ear, Nose and Throat clinic in Yakima, WA for 7 years before moving to the Rogue Valley in 2000. She particularly likes combining her computer skills with the art of Audiology in fitting patients with the most advanced hearing aid technology and getting the instrument adjustments just perfect for each patient. Dr. Tangel is a member of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology and continues to further her education by attending seminars and training on a regular basis.
About Imaginears, Inc.
Imaginears’ mission is to provide the best quality hearing care possible. The audiologists and support staff at Imaginears are committed to serving their patients with kindness and compassion and always working together with patients and families to devise the best solutions. If that solution includes hearing aids, Imaginears is committed to recommending the technology that works best for your level of hearing loss, compliments your lifestyle and fits within your budget. Imaginears is a recognized leader in hearing protection, hearing loss diagnostics and fitting of hearing aids in Medford and Ashland Oregon.
Dr. Elizabeth Tangel
42 Hawthorne St
Medford, OR 97504
1875 Hwy 99 N, Ste 8
Ashland, OR 97520
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