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What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the perception of a sound with no external sound source. Although bothersome, tinnitus usually isn’t a sign of something serious. It can affect people very differently.

Some people live with it for many years and are unbothered by it. Some people find after many years of living with their tinnitus unbothered, one day it intensifies and they need help in managing it. Others immediately need help.

Tinnitus Quick Facts

  • Over 50 million adults suffer from tinnitus
  • Tinnitus is the #1 disability for military veterans
  • Tinnitus can begin at any age and can begin suddenly or progress gradually
  • Not everyone with tinnitus will have hearing loss and not everyone with hearing loss will have tinnitus

There are also many different types of sounds heard, people report hearing high pitched tones, hissing, whooshing, crickets, music, and many other sounds.

Also, some people report no difficulty sleeping while others can’t possibly get to sleep because of their tinnitus perception. Because there is no one type, at Duncan Hearing Healthcare, we find there is no single approach to tinnitus management that works exclusively for every patient. Therefore our practitioners are trained in several different modalities and draw from any/all of them depending on the individual’s needs.

Type Of Tinnitus Management And Strategies Our Practitioners Use:

  • Nutrition
  • Mindfulness
  • Deep Breathing
  • Stress Management
  • TRT (Tinnitus Retraining Therapy)
  • PTM (Progressive Tinnitus Management)
  • Sound Enrichment
  • Tinnitus Sound Management in conjunction with amplification
  • Hearing Aid Fittings

Tinnitus And Tinnitus Related Training Programs Our Practitioners Have Attended:

  • Salus universities tinnitus certification program
  • AAA- Certificate holder in Tinnitus Management
  • Tinnitus Practitioners Association Training
  • Progressive Tinnitus Management
  • The Center for Mind-Body Medicine “Food as Medicine” course

Schedule A Tinnitus Consultation

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.

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Potential Causes Of Tinnitus

  • Hearing Loss
  • Frequent exposure to loud sounds
  • Medications
  • Stress/anxiety
  • Head/Neck Injuries
  • Disease
  • Vascular Issues
  • Earwax
  • TMJ

How Is Tinnitus Treated?

  • Hearing Aids
  • Sound enrichment
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Managing thoughts and emotions
  • Sleep management techniques
  • Referrals for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy when necessary

I’m Experiencing Tinnitus, Now What?

The first step in the management process is scheduling a tinnitus consultation and assessment appointment with one of our certified audiologists.

During the consultation, the Audiologist will perform specialized testing to assess your hearing mechanism to look for possible causes of tinnitus. The pitch, loudness, and maskability of your tinnitus perception will be assessed. You will complete a lengthy set of questionnaires to help us determine the possible root cause/causes of your tinnitus perception which will help guide your specific and unique tinnitus management plan.

The tinnitus consultation and assessment consists of two appointments scheduled approximately 3 weeks apart. The first appointment is scheduled for approximately 90 minutes and the second appointment is scheduled for approximately 45 minutes and can be conducted in person or via telehealth.

How Much Does Tinnitus Management Cost?

Tinnitus consultation and assessment (2 appointments) -$370.00*

  • Includes the initial 90-minute visit, 45 minutes first follow up appointment, the tinnitus workbook/ unique tinnitus management plan (does not include diagnostic testing)
  • The diagnostic testing performed during the initial visit will be billed to your health insurance and any co-pays and deductibles will apply.
  • Most patients report enough relief and knowledge after the second visit to manage their tinnitus on their own moving forward.

If more sessions are needed they can be paid on an individual, as-needed basis at $146.00*

* Discounts may apply for patients with confirmed Medicaid Insurance Plans (ie; MassHealth, Senior Whole Health, BMC Medicaid or Fallon Medicaid)

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Schedule A Tinnitus Consultation

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.

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Patient Care Coordinator at a Fast-Growing and Locally Respected Hearing Care Practice

This isn’t just a “job”. It’s an opportunity to be part of a locally respected and passionate group of people that have built a stellar reputation as the most caring, trustworthy, and experienced audiological groups in Fall River, Dartmouth, and Hyannis.

We’re now seeking somebody that wants to join our “family” and shows the same commitment that we show our staff and be part of shaping our future, as a Patient Care Coordinator.

We have 3 positions to fill, 1 full time, 1 part time with the opportunity to grow into a full time role, and 1 part time.

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If you want to know more about who we are and whether our company culture is right for you, before further investing your time in this job advert, then please click here.

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As you’re still reading, you must like what you’ve seen.

The truth is, we’ve developed a very special culture, and we’re absolutely committed to maintaining it. The person that we hire must be a great fit, and we’re prepared to wait until the perfect match comes along.

Although your experience plays a key role in this process, your personality traits and attitude are the number one priority. If this is how your co-workers and friends would describe you, then we may be the ideal match:

  • Always happy, smiles a lot, positive attitude, always a pleasure to be around.
  • Friendly, warm, an extrovert, a people person – this comes across the very first time you meet someone, even on the telephone.
  • Patient, compassionate, helpful especially with older people. Even temperament, calm, always pleasant, unflappable. Has a knack for being able to turn a frown into a smile.
  • Committed, dedicated, a great teammate, pitches in without being asked, puts team accomplishments ahead of individual accomplishments.
  • Accurate, detailed, gets things right, double checks their own work, makes very few mistakes
  • Owns it, credits others for successes, and accepts responsibility for failures. Always finds a constructive way to solve a problem.
  • Coachable, doesn’t get defensive, accepts feedback with a positive attitude. Always looking for ways to grow and improve.
  • Reliable, dependable, doesn’t just arrive on time, but often comes in a little early to make sure they’re prepared for the day; willing to stay late when there’s work that needs to be done.

These statements also describe the people you’ll be working alongside, meaning that you’ll quickly discover that this is much more than a group of co-workers, it feels like a family.

We have spoken about whether you’re the right fit for this role and you’re still reading which indicates that you have the personality traits/attitude that we’re looking for. So, let’s now look at the specific duties of the role.

As a Patient Care Coordinator the right candidate will play a critical role in helping deliver patient success.

You will be playing a critical role in helping patients and being the problem solver that ensures patients remain happy, the audiologists can deliver hearing healthcare, and the business runs seamlessly.

Duties include:

  • Scheduling & confirming patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Ultilize electronic database system
  • Managing phone calls, checking messages, returning missed calls, changing greeting when necessary
  • Checking patients in & out of appointments
  • Working directly with insurance companies to determine patient specific coverage and understanding current HIPAA laws
  • Insurance billing
  • Data entry & record keeping
  • Troubleshooting minor hearing aid issues
  • Collecting and recording payments

If the above sounds like the kind of role that you have been waiting for, at the type of practice that you want to be part of, then here’s what we’re looking for from you.

  • Strong interest in patient care and hearing health
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience with electronic database systems

You’re still here, so you must like the sound of our company culture, believe you’re the right personality fit for the role, and have the experience/qualifications that we’re looking for.

Finally, let’s discuss the wage and benefits of being part of this journey.

The salary is negotiable based on experience and includes a structured career-journey for growth that can see our experienced members of the team working their way through different wage brackets, as well as benefiting from a high-rewarding commission structure.

Additional benefits include:

  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

The working schedule is:

  • 8 hour shift for full time employees
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

If you believe that this is the right fit for both you and us, then we would love to talk.

Please send your resume over as well as any additional information that you believe will make you stand out and capture our attention.

We very much look forward to hearing from you.