Tinnitus Treatment in Lewiston & Rumford, ME
Quiet the Ringing in Your Ears with Help from Our Experienced Team
Do you often or always hear ringing in your ears? Does the sound bother you or otherwise affect your ability to enjoy daily life and social activities? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a condition known as tinnitus (pronounced TIN-ni-tis). While tinnitus is different for each person, it can affect your sleep, ability to concentrate, and quality of life. At Central Maine Audiology, we may be able to help you reduce or silence the ringing in your ears with our tinnitus treatment at our offices in Lewiston or Rumford, Maine.
What Is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a common condition that can cause you to hear persistent sound in your ears or head. Although the most common descriptions are ringing or buzzing noise, we have had patients describe their tinnitus as humming, hissing, crickets chirping, and many other types of sound. Approximately 30 million Americans have tinnitus to some degree. Tinnitus is usually a symptom of another underlying condition such as hearing loss. Many people perceive tinnitus but are unaware that they have some hearing loss. If you experience tinnitus, whether you find it bothersome or not, an audiology evaluation is a good place to start.
At Central Maine Audiology, evaluating tinnitus begins with a tinnitus Questionnaire so your provider can better understand the nature of your tinnitus and how it impacts your life. We then conduct a thorough hearing evaluation to determine whether there is a hearing loss that may shed light on the cause of your tinnitus. Your provider will also perform a Tinnitus Assessment that includes pitch and loudness matching tests to provide an objective estimate of your tinnitus. We also identify and record effective tinnitus masking levels which helps determine the appropriate type of tinnitus treatment.
Tinnitus Treatment Options
Although there is no cure for tinnitus, there are treatments that can be effective for a majority of those suffering from tinnitus. Using the results obtained from our evaluation and discussing the severity of your tinnitus, we will discuss different ways to approach treating your tinnitus. Our experienced, compassionate audiologists can help recommend a course of action to deal with this persistent problem.
We work together with you to determine the best way to address your tinnitus. Our providers work with FDA-approved tinnitus therapy options, including hearing aids, masking, or other sound therapy to treat and reduce your tinnitus – and help you get back to the joys of daily life.
Contact Us for a Tinnitus Evaluation in Lewiston & Rumford, ME, Today
As one of the premier audiology practices in Lewiston & Rumford, ME, our audiologists and team at Central Maine Audiology also provide 5-star hearing care to patients from Auburn, Lisbon, Turner & Poland, ME & the surrounding areas.