Tinnitus Treatment for the Indianapolis, IN, Area
Tinnitus is defined by the American Tinnitus Association as “the perception of sound when no actual external noise is present.” It is commonly described as a ringing, buzzing, hissing, whistling, swooshing or clicking sound.
There is presently no known cure for tinnitus. However, there are very good, well-established tools and treatments that can significantly reduce the perceived burden of tinnitus. With perseverance and support from audiologists, these options can help tinnitus patients — even those with severe cases of the condition.
At Whisper Hearing Centers, we use a multi-faceted approach that is individualized to each patient. The use of sound therapy and counseling have proven to be the two most important components of any management protocol. If you have a hearing loss, environmental sounds alone may not conceal your tinnitus. Hearing aids can not only improve your ability to communicate, they may also provide relief from your tinnitus.
If tinnitus hearing devices alone do not provide relief, there are some behavioral and cognitive therapies that have been successful in treating tinnitus. These therapies include tinnitus retraining therapy, masking, and behavioral therapy. Contact a Whisper Hearing Centers’ audiologist to find out which treatment is best for you.