Tinnitus can be the first sign of hearing loss
Tinnitus is often misunderstood. During Tinnitus Awareness Week 5-11 February 2024, we would like to raise awareness on 4 important points:
- tinnitus can be the first sign of hearing loss
- tinnitus in one ear must be investigated
- there is hope. Don’t believe that “nothing can be done”
- seek professional advice, don’t get drawn into online miracle cures
Tinnitus is often associated with hearing loss. So, it’s a sign that it’s time to have your hearing assessed.
Tinnitus can stem from various underlying issues. The most common are age-related hearing loss and noise related hearing loss. Tinnitus can also be a result of; earwax buildup, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, head or neck injuries or certain medications
Audiologists are experts in ears, hearing and tinnitus. We can assess your hearing and tinnitus and provide evidence based treatment options for your tinnitus. If needed, we will refer you to your doctor if we suspect any underlying medical issues. In Australia, a Medicare rebate is available on your hearing test if you have a GP referral.
During your tinnitus assessment at Hearing Professionals, we will conduct a thorough examination of your hearing and tinnitus. We will identify factors that may be triggering your tinnitus. Pinpointing the source is key to finding the right relief.
Tinnitus in one ear only
If you have tinnitus in one ear only, you should get this investigated immediately. Unilateral tinnitus or tinnitus in one ear can signal a more serious medical condition in some rare cases. The first step is to have a thorough hearing assessment.
There is hope. Don't believe that "nothing can be done"
There is no magic cure for tinnitus, but there are effective ways to manage your tinnitus. in fact, some of our clients report that their tinnitus has totally disappeared after treatment. There is hope. Treatments we often recommend include:
- Hearing aids to amplify background sounds and mask tinnitus noise
- Customized sound therapy using soothing sounds
- Counselling for constructive coping techniques
- Stress management and relaxation therapies
Each person’s experience with tinnitus is unique. Our audiologists will develop a treatment plan tailored to your situation and needs.
Seek professional advice, don't get drawn into the online miracle cures
There is a lot of unproven and bizarre tinnitus treatments advertised online. We recommend you talk to your audiologist and GP about your tinnitus. Tinnitus is a symptom of a medical condition and you should get professional help.
If you have tinnitus, our message to you is to get professional help today - consult your GP and an audiologist
Our caring audiologists have the expertise to evaluate your hearing and tinnitus and provide effective tinnitus management treatments.
We offer a full diagnostic 75-minute tinnitus assessment, which includes:
- Thorough hearing assessment
- Assessment on the impact/disturbance/severity of tinnitus
- Psychoacoustics measures of the tinnitus
- Tinnitus counselling (written information supplied)
- Tinnitus Treatments
- Medical Report
Please call 1300 768 108 to book an appointment, or book online.