Tinnitus is an emotionally charged and sometimes scary disorder that is often misunderstood and downplayed in importance. People with tinnitus experience a perception of sound often heard as ringing, roaring, hissing or clicking, and this condition can often cause trouble hearing, working or even sleeping. Over 50 million Americans (1 in 5 people) are affected by tinnitus, and what many people may not know about the disorder is that it is not a disease in itself, but a common symptom of something occurring within the hearing system.
The direct cause of tinnitus can vary; however, it is important to conduct a thorough assessment with your audiologist and physician to rule out any immediate health concerns and begin a tinnitus management program. At ESHC, we’ve established a compassionate and empathetic approach to tinnitus management, working alongside your physician and other health care providers to bring you an individualized and evidence-based rehabilitation plan.
When properly managed, many of the often life-altering components of tinnitus can be drastically alleviated. The program at ESHC offers five steps toward relief from bothersome tinnitus: