Tinnitus is often a ringing sound in the ears that can sound like buzzing bees, chirping crickets, or hissing snakes. It can disrupt your everyday life, and many practitioners tell patients there is no effective treatment for tinnitus. Hearing Associates is committed to offering effective tinnitus treatment to Parker and Aurora, CO, patients. We use Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) to work with patients to find relief from ringing in their ears. Since 1989, our team of audiologists has offered innovative hearing solutions for our patients. We put your needs first to ensure you can hear clearly. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
The most common symptom of tinnitus is ringing in the ears. Patients often hear hissing, whistling, buzzing, roaring, or ringing. These symptoms may be intermittent or continuous. While there is no cure for these tinnitus symptoms, there are treatments to help patients find relief. We treat the patient's reactions to sounds instead of the actual sound. Our team of audiologists is devoted to helping patients find relief from these debilitating symptoms.
Tinnitus is commonly associated with hearing loss. It is sometimes accompanied by hyperacusis, which is physical discomfort caused by loud noises, and misophonia, which is a decreased tolerance to specific sounds like chewing, clicking, or sniffing. The most common causes of tinnitus include:
At Hearing Associates, we utilize a two-part management program that helps successfully treat people with tinnitus. This method, known as Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, is highly effective in helping to habituate a patient's reaction to tinnitus. TRT involves the limbic system, auditory system, and autonomic nervous system. Treatment plans are typically 9-18 months. The first part of this therapy involves counseling to help patients better understand tinnitus. Sound therapy utilizes an enriched sound environment as part of treatment. Proper sound enrichment is critical to the program's success and can be implemented with ear-level devices and tabletop sound generators. We work with each patient to set sound enrichment within their environments.
We've helped thousands of patients find relief from constant loud noises in their ears. Tinnitus treatments help patients hear, sleep, and concentrate better. Besides tinnitus treatment, our audiology professionals apply principles of TRT to desensitize the auditory system of patients with decreased sound tolerance (DST), hyperacusis, and misophonia. Hyperacusis involves an adverse reaction to sounds due to specific characteristics of volume or intensity, while misophonia involves an adverse reaction to particular sounds like chewing, clicking, or sniffing. We perform a hearing assessment to properly treat any sound-related issues.
At Hearing Associates, our audiologists will work with you to develop a treatment plan for your tinnitus symptoms. We have two locations in Aurora and Parker to serve our patients better. Our experienced team uses innovative approaches to develop our hearing treatments. We're committed to helping patients hear as clearly as possible. If you've been bothered by unexplained ringing sounds, schedule an appointment with our team today.