Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
Tinnitus occurs when people hear ringing, buzzing, humming, roaring or whistling sounds that are not coming from objects or people within their surroundings. It is not a single disorder, but a group of symptoms with a variety of causes. Each person experiences tinnitus differently.
HOW COMMON IS TINNITUS?
More than 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus. Nearly 10 to 15 percent of adults need medical attention for prolonged tinnitus. Most of the time, tinnitus may be temporary and minor, but more than two million American adults have severe and chronic symptoms. These symptoms can be the cause of a serious condition and should be evaluated by a medical doctor to determine the cause.
WHAT IMPACT DOES IT HAVE?
The sounds experienced from tinnitus can cause difficulty sleeping, concentrating, relaxing or socializing with friends and family. This can harm your work and/or social life and cause you to be sensitive to loud sounds. In some cases, this may cause depression and anxiety.
WHAT NEW ADVANCEMENTS HAVE LED TO TREATMENTS FOR TINNITUS?
There is now a greater understanding of how tinnitus is caused. Because there is a greater understanding of the neurological factors behind the symptoms, the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment was able to create a way for the brain to push out the sounds tinnitus causes, minimizing the impact.
WHAT MAKES NEUROMONICS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TREATMENTS?
It is the only FDA-cleared treatment for commercial distribution. It has proven to provide long-term results after 15 years in the research and development phase. In the latest clinical trial, 90% of sufferers found that their tinnitus was greatly reduced.
HOW DOES NEUROMONICS TINNITUS TREATMENT WORK?
When you go through the non-invasive Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment with Hoglund Family Hearing, you will have a clinician working with you over six months to assess the treatment, monitor your progress and provide you with the necessary support and education throughout your development.
IS THE TREATMENT EASY TO FIT IN WITH MY DAILY ACTIVITIES?
The device used for treatment can be used during most other activities, making is simple to use without disruption to your normal activities.
CAN I GO THROUGH NEUROMONICS TINNITUS TREATMENT IF I WEAR A HEARING AID?
Yes, our specialists can work with you to find the best times to use the Neuromonics device. Hearing aids may mask tinnitus but that does not offer a long-term solution.
CAN I JUST BUY THE DEVICE?
Since the Neuromonics device is a prescription medical device, it cannot be purchased alone. The full treatment is required to get the maximum benefit from the program as it needs to be customized to the individual patient’s problems with tinnitus, which cannot be done without a clinician’s help.
WHAT IF I AM NOT SATISFIED WITH MY RESULTS?
In the case that you are not finding relief with the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment, the Hoglund Family Hearing professionals will go through a step-by-step troubleshooting process to find and solve your problem. If this still doesn’t work for you, there is a return option available.
THE OASIS™ DEVICE
A MEDICALLY PRESCRIBED TREATMENT DEVICE
Hoglund Family Hearing offers The Oasis as a treatment device for those suffering from tinnitus. Its compact design makes it easy to carry while continuing with your daily activity. The device is customized with acoustic sounds at a listening level you prefer and comes with lightweight, comfortable earphones.
The Neuromonics Oasis™ device was awarded a DesignMark® and nominated for the Powerhouse Museum Award at the 2005 Australian Design Awards. The DesignMark award indicates that the Neuromonics Processor represents excellence in design as it helps to deliver treatment with a high degree of function, flexibility and portability.
Stop That Ringing in Your Ears with Hoglund Family Hearing
Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Centers are committed to helping our patients remove any barriers preventing them from hearing clearly and comfortably. Many come to us seeking tinnitus treatment in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, and Estero, FL. Tinnitus (commonly referred to as a ringing in the ears) affects nearly a fourth of the adult population. Hoglund Family Hearing is a Tinnitus Care Provider holding a certificate from the International Hearing Society. Stop that ringing in your ears with help from our dedicated team – contact us today to schedule a free assessment to learn how!
Age-Related Hearing Loss and Other Common Tinnitus Causes
Usually described as a ringing or buzzing sensation that others cannot hear, tinnitus is generally indicative of age-related hearing loss or another underlying ear or circulatory system disorder. For many, tinnitus tends to worsen with age, although it can affect people of all ages. There are two primary types of tinnitus: subjective tinnitus and objective tinnitus. Subjective tinnitus is a phenomenon only you can hear. It could be caused by an issue with your auditory nerves or an injury to your outer, middle, or inner ear. Objective tinnitus is heard by a doctor during an examination and may be caused by muscle contractions or an issue with the blood vessels found in your middle ear. Other probable causes for tinnitus include earwax blockage, noise-related hearing loss, abnormal ear bone growth, and many chronic health conditions. It’s not uncommon for the exact cause of tinnitus to remain unknown.
Tinnitus Symptoms May Come and Go and Vary in Pitch
Do you ever experience a phantom ringing in your ears without an external source? These are the most common symptoms associated with tinnitus: ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, hissing, and humming noises. The experience will vary by patient, occurring in one ear or both ears in some cases. The sounds may vary in pitch from a dull roar to a high-frequency squeal, eventually becoming so loud it becomes challenging to concentrate or hear anything else. Tinnitus symptoms may come and go, or they may chronically interfere with your hearing. Individuals with tinnitus may also experience stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and memory problems. If you suspect you may be exhibiting tinnitus symptoms, you should consult your primary care physician or an audiologist for a professional hearing evaluation.
How to Stop Ringing in Ears: Common Tinnitus Remedies
Tinnitus remedies vary from earwax removal or switching medications to learning how to manage stress better through meditation, relaxation therapy, or exercise. Hearing aids and sound therapy may also help alleviate the symptoms of tinnitus, especially for patients experiencing tinnitus and hearing loss. Many of our patients find wearing hearing aids helps mask the noise because the hearing aid device helps the brain and auditory nerves focus on ambient noise. Some patients benefit most from wearing a hearing aid at night while they sleep, while others find it most effective to wear it full-time. How successful tinnitus treatment is and how long it takes to notice an impact will vary by patient.
Need Tinnitus Relief? Contact Us for a Consultation Today
Are you seeking tinnitus relief in the Fort Myers or Cape Coral, FL area? Call Hoglund Family Hearing to schedule a free tinnitus evaluation and stop that uncomfortable ringing in the ears sensation today. While there may not be a known tinnitus cure, there is hope for relief from tinnitus symptoms with our effective tinnitus treatment. A quieter world may be just a phone call away!