If you are suffering from ringing or buzzing in the ears the professionals at Thrive Hearing & Tinnitus Solutions in Collierville, TN can help. In our experience, so many patients have sought medical help for tinnitus to only be told to “learn to live with it.” We well know that is a concept much easier said than done. You do not have to continue to battle your tinnitus and its impact on your life. There are options, there is hope and we can help.
A comprehensive tinnitus evaluation is your first step. During this appointment your hearing will be examined, in addition to specific tinnitus measures. The testing is very much dictated by the patient, their history and overall tinnitus impact. Information and education on tinnitus will be provided, helping patients to better understand their sound, and the reasons it may be present.
Treatment in the formal sense is not always warranted for tinnitus. Some patients will benefit greatly from the evaluation appointment and the education provided alone. However, formal treatment is recommended for those who have a significant tinnitus impact and need a more structured approach. Our goal is to match patients up with their best path to success.
Sound therapy has been found to be the most successful form of treatment for tinnitus patients. There are a number of different tools, approaches and technology that can be applied. Recommendations are structured according to specific tinnitus attributes, patient lifestyle and overall goals of therapy.
Dr. Keaton has extensive experience in tinnitus and with patients working to manage their tinnitus impact. She understands the effect tinnitus can have not just on the individual, but their family, friends and overall quality of life. The impact can be felt widespread and should be treated with a comprehensive approach.
Hyperacusis is a defined as a condition where a person is highly sensitive to sound. The characteristics of this condition can vary widely. Some may find sounds in a particular frequency range bothersome, while others find that most sounds in their environment tend to be problematic.
Many persons with hyperacusis will alter their lifestyle such that their exposure to sound is quite limited. This can be accomplished by wearing ear protection, even when the environmental sound does not call for it, or simply limiting their outings to only those places they know will not exceed their sensitivity to sound. As you can imagine, this can narrow the choice of activities outside the home considerably.
There are several options for treatment of hyperacusis. A comprehensive evaluation is recommended in order to determine what means of intervention is recommended. We advocate a collaborative approach to treatment, working together with our patients, helping them to succeed and reach their goals.
We specialize in hearing health care. Call now to discuss your hearing needs and ways that we can help you live your life to the fullest.