Comprehensive Solutions for Tinnitus Relief
At Active Life Hearing, we understand how frustrating and debilitating tinnitus can be. Our team of experienced audiologists are dedicated to providing the most effective solutions to alleviate the burden of tinnitus. We proudly offer Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) as a critical service in our comprehensive approach to helping our patients regain control over their lives.
What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head when no external sound source is present. It is often described as a ringing, buzzing, or hissing noise and can vary in pitch, volume, and duration. Tinnitus affects approximately 15-20% of the population. Various factors, including age-related hearing loss, exposure to loud noises, certain medications, and underlying health conditions, can cause it.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
TRT is a highly effective, evidence-based treatment that helps patients manage their tinnitus by combining sound therapy and counseling. Our audiologists will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and concerns. Here is a brief overview of the two main components of TRT:
- Sound therapy: Sound therapy aims to decrease tinnitus’s prominence by introducing low-level, neutral sounds into your auditory environment. Patients can achieve this through hearing aids or sound generators, which are carefully calibrated to match their specific hearing profile and tinnitus characteristics.
- Counseling: Our audiologists will provide in-depth information on the neurophysiological mechanisms behind tinnitus and teach you strategies to change your emotional response to the sound. Understanding the underlying causes of tinnitus and learning to view it as a neutral signal, you will be better equipped to manage your symptoms and reduce their impact on your daily life.
Hearing Aids and TRT
For many individuals with tinnitus, hearing loss is a contributing factor. In such cases, hearing aids in conjunction with TRT can provide a more comprehensive solution. By addressing both tinnitus and hearing loss, patients can experience significant improvements in their overall quality of life. Our audiologists will carefully assess your hearing and recommend the most appropriate hearing aids to enhance your TRT experience.
At Active Life Hearing, we are committed to providing personalized care and support to our patients throughout their journey to tinnitus relief. If you are struggling with tinnitus and are interested in learning more about how Tinnitus Retraining Therapy can help, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert audiologists. Together, we can help you regain control over your life and experience the joys of better hearing.