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Is Tinnitus throwing your life
out of balance?
Subjective tinnitus - or "ringing in the ears" - is the perception of sound that has no external source. It affects 17% of the general population, or about 44 million Americans.
For some it can be debilitating, leading to anxiety, sleep disorders, depression, and other physical and emotional symptoms that can upset daily living. In the past sufferers were told to “learn to live with it.”
Now, research reveals that tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) can help the majority of those afflicted with tinnitus.
With a success rate of over 80%, TRT uses a combination of directive counseling and sound therapy to target specific systems to decrease the perception of tinnitus. This reduces the annoyance of the sounds and the negative emotions that often accompany them.
Here's what Tinnitus could sound like
Are you suffering from Tinnitus or
do you experience "ringing in the ears"?
AC Hearing, Tinnitus and Balance Associates, LLC has developed three simple questions to determine if you are a candidate for tinnitus treatment...
• Do sounds bother you that do not bother other people around you?
• Has the ringing in your ears changed in the past 6 months?
• Do bothersome sounds impact your life in a negative way?
If you answered Yes to any of these questions, please complete the form below and we'll show you more about our tinnitus treatment... and how you can get your life back in balance!
Other types of Tinnitus Objective tinnitus is a rare occurrence in which the tinnitus can be heard by both the patient and a third party, usually with a stethoscope or other listening type device.
Pulsatile tinnitus is the perception of hearing the heartbeat usually in one ear, rarely may be a symptom in both ears. For some individuals this can be most noticeable following exercise causing increased heart rate or increased blood pressure, or may be constant. This should be discussed with your Audiologist and Primary Care Physician. Testing should be performed to ensure this is not a medical condition.
AC Hearing, Tinnitus and Balance Associates, LLC has established multiple tinnitus retraining therapy clinics in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Our state-of-the-art facilities and highly trained staff combine to provide our patients with the tools they need to get their lives back in balance.
Specific recommendations for sound therapy depend on a number of factors, including the severity of tinnitus, the degree of hearing loss, and the presence or absence of decreased sound tolerance. Sound therapy is an important part of TRT and is used to reduce the contrast between the tinnitus signal and background neuronal activity. Varying sources of sound, including typical environmental sounds, ear-level sound generators, hearing aids and hybrid hearing aid/sound generator instruments can all play an important role in the therapy. The trained staff at AC Associates will provide the appropriate instruments, when needed, for effective treatment.
Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment
Another option for helping to break the cycle of tinnitus is neuromonics tinnitus treatment. This revolutionary treatment has been shown to result in a significant reduction in tinnitus symptoms. Clinical trials completed over the last decade show that up to 90% of people who suffer from tinnitus experienced:
• relief from tinnitus
• an improved ability to sleep
• a sense of control over tinnitus
• reduced disturbance from tinnitus
How does it work? The neuromonics tinnitus treatment involves listening to an acoustical signal that is customized for each person's unique hearing and tinnitus profile. The acoustical signal is imbedded in music, making it pleasant and relaxing to listen to. This signal targets the neural pathways of the patient’s brain and reprograms them to filter out the tinnitus sound while reducing the disturbance and impact of tinnitus on the quality of life.
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"I was first aware of having tinnitus when I was about fourteen, about thirty years ago. I thought everyone had it, that it was part of growing up. Yes, it bothered me, it was horrible, but I just lived with it.
But over the years as the volume increased I found I was living with a long-term type of worry; it wasn't a deep depression but it was constant, and I became very cautious about doing things, like a timid puppy that backs off when you approach it. Because I was less tolerant of loud sounds I would avoid things like going to really noisy places.
“About five years ago I saw a talk show on TV with a fellow who used to be in Star Trek, and they were discussing tinnitus. It was the first time I'd put a name to it - and I am still amazed that I didn't know what it was!
A little later at a local festival, I saw a product using music that claimed it could cure tinnitus. It was expensive for what you got, a tape recorder and a pack of two cassettes, but I was worried, so I said ‘Sign me up’. I did six hundred hours of it and it didn't do a thing. It was very disappointing.
Then I went to a dentist who told me about a jaw realignment treatment. It was several thousand dollars, but when you've got tinnitus and someone says they can cure it, it's a pretty good feeling so you do it. The first stage of the treatment involved a little plastic plate which you wear twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for the rest of your life. But your treatment doesn't stop there: you then have to rebuild your teeth. and it all costs more money. I couldn't believe it - and I couldn't do it!
I also heard about another treatment that involved cutting the ear drums. I thought about it, because you think about anything, but I decided not to do it.
“About two or three years later, I saw Dr. John Darcy on television covering a story about Neuromonics. The incredible thing, the thing that I found just unbelievable, was that there were people out there who cared! To me that was just amazing. I called Neuromonics and started the treatment.
The treatment is pleasurable to listen to; it's effortless. You can attend to other things while you do it, and I usually go for walks while I'm listening.
My life has changed. The tinnitus has decreased unbelievably. My tolerance to loud sounds has improved so much I can stand on a street corner and watch a loud truck go by and it won't hurt anymore.
I've become happier because I know at long last I'm getting rid of this thing and the depression is gone. I've got a real zest for living: I do volunteer broadcasting in community radio, I grab the drum sticks and play my drums. I've bought a Vespa and love riding it! Ifeel like I've got my life back."
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