Since up to 90 percent of tinnitus cases happen with an already existing hearing loss problem, the best thing you can do to manage tinnitus is to seek professional hearing care.

What Causes Tinnitus and How Is It Treated?

by | May 7, 2024 | Hearing Loss, Patient Resources, Tinnitus

Have you noticed an annoying ringing, buzzing, or clicking sound in your ear? If so, you’re probably experiencing symptoms of tinnitus. You’re not alone – tinnitus is a common condition that affects approximately 37 percent of Canadian adults each year. 

Tinnitus can make working, sleeping, and going about your daily life difficult. For some individuals, tinnitus is only a temporary inconvenience that goes away in time. If you’ve ever left a loud concert with ringing in your ears that subsides in a few hours or days, you’ve experienced temporary tinnitus. For others, tinnitus symptoms can be persistent. Fortunately, professional hearing care can help. 

What Causes Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is defined as any sound in one or both ears that isn’t caused by an external source. The ringing may come and go, or it may be persistent.

Loud noise exposure is often the culprit – either from a single event like an explosion or loud sporting event or from continuous exposure to harmful noises over time. Earwax buildup may also cause tinnitus that resolves when the wax is cleared. Certain medications and conditions like Meniere’s disease can also cause tinnitus symptoms.

The best way to prevent tinnitus is by taking steps to protect your ears from loud noises. If you work in a loud environment, wear hearing protection. When using headphones, always make sure the volume is at a safe level and take breaks.

Do Hearing Aids Help With Tinnitus?

While there is no cure for tinnitus, there are ways to manage it. Since up to 90 percent of tinnitus cases happen with an already existing hearing loss problem, the best thing you can do to manage tinnitus is to seek the help of a professional. Brampton Hearing Aid Services can help you manage your tinnitus symptoms with personalized hearing care. 

Many individuals with tinnitus also have some type of hearing loss. For these individuals, hearing aids are often used to improve hearing and reduce tinnitus symptoms. Some hearing aids utilize masking technology, which works to minimize the noise from tinnitus by amplifying background sounds or adding acoustic therapy. 

Individuals suffering from persistent tinnitus may also benefit from tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT.) If you’re experiencing tinnitus symptoms, stay positive – while tinnitus can be frustrating, professional care can help to relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life.  

Tinnitus Treatment in Brampton, Ontario

Here at Brampton Hearing Aid Services, our goal is to provide the best possible service to our patients while using the most advanced technology.

No matter what hearing challenges you’re facing, we’re here to help you communicate better and make the most of the hearing that you have. 

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of tinnitus or hearing loss, don’t delay in seeking professional hearing care. Meeting with an audiologist who can help you with your symptoms will prevent tinnitus from worsening over time due to neglect. You can get in touch with us by calling our office at (905) 791-2203.

Or complete our contact form and a friendly member of our team will be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Jill Black

Jill began her career as an audiologist in chilly Thunder Bay, Ontario. She has been a member of the Brampton Hearing Aid Services team since 2004. Jill completed her doctorate degree in audiology through Salus University in 2009. In 2016 Jill became the owner of Brampton Hearing Aid Services.