5-Star Rated Tinnitus Treatment in North Phoenix, AZ
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Do you frequently or constantly hear ringing in your ears? Does the sound affect your ability to enjoy daily life? Does it interfere with your social life? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you may be suffering from a hearing loss condition known as tinnitus. At Arizona Balance and Hearing Aids, we’re proud to offer 5-star-rated tinnitus treatment in North Phoenix, AZ, to help quiet the ringing in your ears.
Tinnitus is a common condition that causes you to hear a ringing, rushing, or buzzing sound in your ears. Tinnitus is present in a majority of people who suffer from some form of hearing loss. Although it will not cause you to lose your hearing, tinnitus is often a leading indicator of hearing loss – even in mild cases of hearing loss.
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Treatment Options for Tinnitus
This is a sound therapy that involves listening to soft chirping sounds specific to your tinnitus pitch for several hours per day. These sounds attempt to break up the neural synchrony (nerve signals) that are thought to be generating the perception of tinnitus. This therapy is beneficial for tonal tinnitus and usually provides results that can be noticed in 3-6 months.
Sound Options Therapy
This is a sound therapy that involves identifying your specific tinnitus sound(s) and creating a musical therapy that you listen to for a couple of hours per day. This therapy activates most areas of the brain and attempts to include the part of the brain that is activated by the tinnitus. In 3-6 months, or sooner, some individuals have seen a decrease in the annoyance or volume of their tinnitus.
In certain cases, simply using hearing aids and gaining back the sounds that are missing will decrease or cover up the tinnitus. There are also times it will decrease even when you’re not wearing the hearing aids! Also, some hearing aids have built-in tinnitus sound programs that can help certain individuals improve communication throughout the day while using the aids.
External Noise Generators and Apps
There are sound generators that can be used while sleeping (or during the day) to help drown out the tinnitus. There are also apps that can be loaded onto “smart” devices that the patient can listen to during the day or while sleeping. These sounds are intended to make the brain recognize the tinnitus and learn to ignore it over time.
The LEVO System Therapy
This is a type of therapy in which your specific tinnitus sound is matched exactly. You will be given a special iPod device with custom earbuds that you will use at night while you’re sleeping. Your iPod will be set to your specific sound, and through the natural healing process of the sleep cycles, your brain will adapt to the sound and begin to ignore it. You may even feel that your tinnitus decreases just after the first week of therapy!
Set Up Your Appointment for Tinnitus Treatment in North Phoenix, AZ, Today!
When treating your tinnitus, our experts consider how your whole life is affected and will provide customized care, including education and counseling, to help you enjoy a more peaceful and comfortable life.
To learn more about our 5-star-rated therapies for tinnitus, we invite you to schedule an appointment with our team by calling 602.265.9000 today!