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What Does Tinnitus Sound Like?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Mar 11, 2019 11:25:00 AM

 

Tinnitus is commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” but it can actually manifest in a variety of different perceived sounds including: ringing, hissing, static, crickets, screeching, whooshing, roaring, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, dial tones and even music.

According to the American Tinnitus Association, in almost all cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning that only the person who has tinnitus can hear it. Objective tinnitus (head or ear noises that other people can hear) occurs in less than 1 percent of cases.

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Topics: Dizziness & Tinnitus

What Is Tinnitus and Who Has It?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Mar 7, 2019 10:59:29 AM

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absences of an external sound source. Tinnitus can take on any number of characteristics and is usually a sound that only you can hear. You can experience tinnitus that varies from soft to loud and from low to high pitch. Individuals describe their tinnitus in a number of ways, including a buzzing, clicking, ringing, white noise, and/or roaring sound. Although these descriptions are typical, there are no specific rules about how tinnitus is perceived. Each person’s experience can be different.

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Topics: Dizziness & Tinnitus

Tinnitus Management Options

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Feb 26, 2019 3:40:07 PM

Despite claims from a variety of products, currently, there is no known cure for tinnitus. However, there are very good, well-established tools and management options that can significantly reduce the perceived burden of tinnitus, and help manage its impact on your life.

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Topics: tinnitus, Dizziness & Tinnitus

Why the Diagnosis of “Vertigo” Can Be Misleading

Posted by Associated Audiologists on May 25, 2018 9:23:00 AM

We often see patients who have been diagnosed with vertigo, but aren’t sure what that means for their health, or how it’s best treated. The definition of vertigo is the perception of the room spinning. Many patients, when experiencing any form of dizziness, will visit a physician. This may be a neurologist, primary care, urgent care, orthopedist, cardiologist, or even the emergency department. Dizziness can be scary. It is not uncommon for someone to visit the emergency department because they fear they are dying or having a stroke.

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Topics: Dizziness & Tinnitus

Think You Might Have an Inner Ear Problem? Watch for These 8 Signs

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Nov 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

Inner ear problems can cause all kinds of symptoms that interfere with your ability to function in day-to-day life. If you’ve ever experienced imbalance, you know all about the unpleasant symptoms and how debilitating it can be.

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Topics: Dizziness & Tinnitus

What to Do about Ringing in Your Ears

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Aug 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

If you’ve experienced ringing in your ears, you’re not alone. Between 50-60 million Americans suffer from this symptom. This annoying background sound is an unfortunate experience that disrupts everyday life for many.

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Topics: Dizziness & Tinnitus

Are You Living with Dizziness or Balance Problems?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Jul 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

If you experience feelings of dizziness, vertigo, and other balance problems, you know first-hand how frustrating it is. Side effects and symptoms vary from person to person, but knowing and understanding everything related to dizziness or balance problems, and yours specifically, makes dealing with this disorder less overwhelming.

Read below to find out more about dizziness and balance problems and how it affects your lifestyle.

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Topics: Dizziness & Tinnitus

What You Should Know about the Latest Tinnitus Management Technology

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Jul 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

The science and technology involved in understanding how we hear advances every day. For those who suffer from tinnitus, the latest technology available goes even farther to help reduce the problems associated with this disorder.

Whether you’re helping a loved one or suffer yourself, Levo is the newest sound therapy treatment used to combat this disorder. Keep reading to find out more.

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Topics: Dizziness & Tinnitus

How Are Balance Disorders Treated?

Posted by Associated Audiologists on Jun 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

We often take our sense of balance for granted, without giving a second thought to walking across a gravel driveway or rolling out of bed. Our balance is achieved by a combination of sensory input from sight, touch, and our ears (i.e., the vestibular system), which accounts for motion, equilibrium, and spatial orientation. Integrating that sensory and motor output into the eye and body muscles helps us maintain our balance.

Balance disorders are a result of a disturbance in the body’s balance system. Audiologists use specific methods to diagnose and treat balance disorders, with the goal of improving the patient’s balance completely. Technological advancements are making it easier to treat these disorders and learn more information about ear issues.

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Topics: Dizziness & Tinnitus

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