December 6, 2018
Title: Are You Missing Out Because of Your Tinnitus?
You’re at work, trying to finish up a big project before the weekend. Suddenly, all you can focus on is the ringing in your ears.
Perhaps you’re at your son’s baseball game, and instead of hearing the announcer over the speaker, you can only focus on the tea-kettle whistle that seems to swallow every other noise.
Or maybe, you spend each night tossing and turning, unable to fall asleep due to the incessant buzzing. You aren’t sleeping well, so you struggle to maintain a positive attitude throughout the day.
No matter what: your tinnitus is affecting your day-to-day life. You can’t sleep. It makes it nearly impossible to focus on projects for work. You can’t even enjoy your child’s baseball game with your family.
There are lots of ways tinnitus can impact our daily lives; many sufferers report distress, feeling isolated, depression and anxiety, mood swings, sleep disturbances, frustration, poor concentration, and much more. None of these are positive things! But most importantly, all of them can impact how much you enjoy your life.
Here at Audiology Professionals, we want to help you get Back to What Matters. Here’s how.
What Helps Tinnitus?
As we discussed in our previous blog post on tinnitus, there are many ways tinnitus can impact your daily life, from a lack of concentration to feeling isolated from others. But most importantly, there are methods that can help you get back to what matters in your life!
If you’re suffering from hearing loss alongside tinnitus, a hearing device may be the best choice. As well, stress-reduction techniques, using background noise to help cover the sound of tinnitus, and behavior modification can help those who struggle to concentrate or focus with tinnitus.
There are many ways that sufferers can deal with tinnitus. While there is no for-certain cure, as you can see, there are ways that you can get back on track and back to your life!
Do You Need a Second Opinion?
Are your existing health care providers not providing you with solutions for your tinnitus? If you’ve been diagnosed with tinnitus, but don’t have a concrete reason or a treatment plan in place, we at Audiology Professionals want to help. Tinnitus is one of the most common medical problems in the United States —which can sometimes make it seem not that important. But tinnitus sufferers know that it can be debilitating, especially in severe cases. Here at Audiology Professionals, we want to help you get back to what matters most: your friends and family, the things you love, and the work you enjoy. Contact us here to schedule an appointment.
How We Can Help
Here at Audiology Professionals, we care about how your tinnitus affects your mental and emotional health, as well as any physical health problems that may be contributing to your tinnitus (such as thyroid issues, blood circulation problems, and neck or back injuries). The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) has several treatment options outlined that you can view here. The primary way to treat tinnitus is to “manage [the] condition,” by reducing the intensity, presence, and burden of tinnitus.
We also agree with the ATA that no two cases of tinnitus are exactly alike; while a treatment plan may work for you, it may not work for others. Here at Audiology Professionals, we will help you navigate which treatments are successful, and those that aren’t so you can crush that project at work, enjoy your child’s baseball game with the family, and sleep better.
When you visit us, we will really hear you when it comes to your tinnitus and how it affects your life.
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