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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.

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.

Patient Care Coordinator Required to Join Winning Team

Duncan Hearing Healthcare is in search of a Patient Care Coordinator to join our amazing team in Fall River, Massachusetts. It’s an opportunity to be part of a nationally respected team of passionate people who have built a stellar reputation as the most caring, trustworthy, and experienced hearing care experts in Massachusetts.

We’re now seeking someone that wants to join our work family, show us the commitment that we’ll show them and be part of shaping our future, as one of our patient care coordinators.

To join our team, we care much more about you, your personality, and your career ambitions. From our experience, a great patient care coordinator cares more about people than anything else, they feel a duty to help others, and they’re often willing to go far beyond normal expectations to delight their patients.

If this is how your co-workers and friends would describe you, we’d like to meet you:

  • Positive attitude, always a pleasure to be around, great sense of humor
  • Friendly, warm, a people person – and 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: accepts responsibility, 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: 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 with in our office. It’s the kind of culture we’ve developed, and we’re absolutely committed to maintaining that culture.

The person we hire has to be a great fit, and we’re prepared to wait until the perfect match comes along.

This isn’t just a job: it’s a commitment to a team, serving a real purpose, helping people stay connected with their loved ones and enjoy life.

If that appeals to you, and the above description made you say “Hey! That’s me!”, then we’d love to talk. We want to see your resume, so send that along! We are so excited to find the right fit for this position!
Job Type: Full-time, 9-5, M-F, Competitive base salary (depending on experience) plus Commissions/Bonuses, Benefits including 401k available, paid holidays off, PTO included

Experience required in the following areas:

  • Excellent customer service experience is essential!
  • Insurance verification experience is beneficial