A common condition among millions of Americans who perceive a sound within the ear or head in the absence of a corresponding sound in the environment.

What Causes Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is not a disease. It is a symptom that something is wrong in the auditory system, which includes the ear, the auditory nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain, and the parts of the brain that process sound. Something as simple as a piece of earwax blocking the ear canal can cause tinnitus. But it can also be the result of a number of health conditions, such as:

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Ear And Sinus Infections

Diseases Of The Heart Or Blood Vessels

Meniere's Disease

Brain Tumors

Hormonal Changes In Women

Thyroid Abnormalities

Tinnitus Evaluation

A common condition among millions of Americans who perceive a sound within the ear or head in the absence of a corresponding sound in the environment. It is a condition that many find frightening or annoying. Special surveys and questionnaires are used together with treatment options and special testing to help mitigate the annoyance. Mild tinnitus cases are seen for treatment, while more severe cases are referred out for more advanced assessment and therapy.

Tinnitus Sound Matching

Minimum Masking Level

Loudness Discomfort Level

The four components of Widex Zen Therapy

  • Counselling
  • Amplification
  • Zen tones
  • Relaxation

Widex Zen Therapy

Widex was the first hearing aid manufacturer (and still is!) to offer a full tinnitus management protocol. The main goal of Widex Zen Therapy (WZT) is to give hearing care professionals the tools to help their clients improve their quality of life, with the end goal being to achieving habituation. WZT offers a structured, step-by-step protocol to help clinicians help their own clients manage their tinnitus.

Preventing Tinnitus

Noise-induced hearing loss, the result of damage to the sensory hair cells of the inner ear, is one of the most common causes of tinnitus. Anything you can do to limit your exposure to loud noise—by moving away from the sound, turning down the volume, or wearing earplugs or earmuffs—will help prevent tinnitus or keep it from getting worse.

Custom Tailored Care

Choosing any healthcare professional is one of the most important decisions you can make, and we hope to you decide to choose us. We pride ourselves on a being a very patient-centered practice. We always take the time to listen to you so we can better understand the day-to-day challenges you are facing as a result of hearing or balance difficulties.

We use this information to provide a plan that is custom tailored to meet each individual's needs and expectations. We find that this is the best way to develop treatment goals and intervention strategies that are both relevant and achievable.

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