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Tinnitus Management Begins with Assessment and Education

Tinnitus is a symptom, which presents in various ways like ringing, buzzing, hissing, roaring or whooshing. It does not cause hearing loss, but often accompanies various types of hearing loss. Tinnitus often interferes with your ability to hear, understand conversations, sleep, work, etc.

It often begins as a mild case, leading to an increased awareness of a bothersome sound. Your increased awareness causes stress, stirring up your brain’s emotional centers. This increased activity contributes further to tinnitus symptoms as your brain compensates for the condition by increasing hearing sensitivity. Increased sensitivity makes ordinary sounds uncomfortably loud, which adds to stress, creating a snowball effect, which continues to grow in severity.

My experience at Duncan has been very positive. Staff members are very professional, genuinely kind, nurturing, and compassionate. I came to Duncan with many questions and concerns, and all were addressed personally and promptly. My anxiety disappeared rapidly through the work of the wonderful Duncan staff. I feel grateful to connect with Duncan. I would and have recommended Duncan Hearing to others.

L. V. H.

What Are Some of The Causes of Tinnitus?

  • Hearing Loss
  • Frequent Exposure to Loud Noises
  • Medications (over 200 types of medicines have been identified as a cause for tinnitus)
  • Allergies
  • Tumors
  • Heart and Blood Vessel Malfunctions
  • Jaw or Neck Issues

How is Tinnitus Treated?

There is no cure for tinnitus. However, audiologists, scientists, and doctors have identified a number of treatments capable of providing varying levels of relief. Because individual patients respond differently to various treatments, it is often necessary to experiment with several different methods to manage the condition. Common tinnitus management options include:  

  • Hearing Aids (dual benefit of correcting hearing loss and masking)
  • Sound Maskers (cover up sound in order to decrease sound awareness)
  • Medication Therapy (relief for emotional symptoms)
    Levo Systems (matches the sound quality and volume of tinnitus sound to zero it out)
  • Desyncra Sound Therapy (disrupts the tinnitus neural signal to the brain)
  • The Listening Program® SLEEP (acoustically modified subtle sounds of nature and ambient music help to retrain how the brain interprets sound)
  • The Sound Pillow® Sleep System (designed to relax the body and “slow down” the brain to help promote sustainable sleep)

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There is no better time than today to start down the path to better hearing with Duncan Hearing Healthcare.  Simply complete the form below and we’ll be in touch to confirm your hearing assessment appointment.

Tinnitus Testing and Management at Our Fall River, MA Hearing Center

Identifying the type and severity of your specific case of tinnitus is the first step in the management process. Our founder, Doctor Nancy Duncan, practicing out of our Fall River, MA hearing center, specializes in the evaluation and management of tinnitus. Dr. Duncan applies her expertise to identifying management techniques suited to your lifestyle and specific type of tinnitus. She focuses much of her attention on educating her tinnitus patients to help reduce their stress and anxiety concerning their condition while applying the most up-to-date management techniques to each case.

Book a Hearing Assessment

You don’t have to put up with ringing in your ears. There are solutions!

Because symptoms of tinnitus start out small and snowball in severity, early identification and treatment is essential to achieve the best possible outcome. Tinnitus management begins with an accurate, professional assessment of your condition. Fill out our “Tinnitus Assessment” form to set up an appointment.