Tinnitus is the term used to describe the condition of having ringing, buzzing, or noise in the ear or originating from the head. The word tinnitus is Latin and literally means ringing.
Treating the Cause
Tinnitus can be multi-factorial, however hearing loss is typically the main culprit due to damage to the auditory hair cells. The treatment for your particular tinnitus will depend on the condition that is causing it, the severity, any accompanying health concerns.
Common causes of tinnitus include:
- Stress and depression
- Hearing loss
- Exposure to loud noises
- Earwax buildup or blockages
- Abnormal bone growth in the ear
- Head or neck injuries
In order to find out the root cause of your tinnitus, we will conduct a complete medical history, as well as a complete hearing examination.
What Treatments are Available?
Depending on the cause of your tinnitus and other factors, several treatments are available, including habituation therapy and/or hearing aids with masking capability.
A common treatment is sound therapy such as the Otoharmonics Levo system. Please visit https://otoharmonics.com/patients to learn more.
What Makes the Levo System Unique
Unlike traditional maskers or sound generators, only the Levo System:
Is specifically designed for use during sleep when the brain is especially responsive to habituation
Can identify the unique tinnitus sound of each individual
Allows you to hear the sound the patient lives with
Tracks patient use and response to therapy using smart technology
Exclusively integrates the Tinnitus Functional Index to measure and monitor tinnitus impact