How your audiologists in Columbia, SC, can help you!
If you are suffering from tinnitus, you are not alone. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the condition affects over 50 million people in this country. Tinnitus symptoms are irritating, but they can also affect you in more serious ways such as muffling your hearing and causing a loss of balance.
Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer in silence—the audiologists at Carolina Hearing Institute are here to help! We have several convenient office locations in Columbia, Lugoff, and Sumter, SC, to help you hear better.
More about Tinnitus
Tinnitus results in the ringing of your ears, which can also sound like buzzing, whistling, or hissing. It can start and stop suddenly, or it can become chronic. Some of the common issues which cause tinnitus include:
- Age-related hearing loss
- Wax buildup in your ears
- Hardening of the bones in your middle ear
- Prolonged exposure to loud noises and sounds
- Use of antibiotic, diuretic, or cancer medications
To treat your tinnitus, the audiologists at Carolina Hearing Institute will test your hearing to confirm that you have tinnitus. You may also need medical imaging including a CT scan or MRI to determine whether you have a structural abnormality causing the tinnitus.
After testing, your audiologists will develop an individualized treatment plan to help you get relief from tinnitus. Your treatment plan may include:
- Hearing aids to reduce or eliminate tinnitus symptoms
- Cochlear implants to restore tinnitus-related hearing loss
- Sound therapy to reduce unwanted noise and help you sleep
- Biofeedback and cognitive therapy to help you deal with the symptoms of tinnitus
Want relief? Give us a call!
The constant ringing in your ears caused by tinnitus can interfere with your life, but it doesn't have to! Call the audiologists at Carolina Hearing Institute, with offices in Columbia, Lugoff, and Sumter, SC, today to find relief. Our number is 803-424-2208.