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Approximately 10-15% of the population are affected by tinnitus, which is often described as a ringing or buzzing sound within the ear. The absence of other sounds within your environment often makes the symptoms of tinnitus seem more acute.
The Canadian Hearing Institute has a dedicated team who are committed to mitigating the effects of tinnitus for Wallaceburg residents. Our objective is to provide relief and counseling to help our patients with management and control of tinnitus indications.
At present, there is no cure for tinnitus. However, our Wallaceburg patients have reported that their tinnitus condition, once evaluated, had improved and become much more controllable. A number of effective methods can ensure that tinnitus is managed, such as tinnitus masking devices, or Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). These techniques help to block the noises caused by tinnitus.
Exposure to loud noises increases the risk of developing tinnitus. Wearing hearing protection can be an important intervention if you are around a noise that is so loud you cannot speak at a normal conversation level. Other options are moving away from the noise source, or simply reducing the volume. When some hearing loss accompanies your tinnitus, a hearing aid may provide some improvement for your hearing.
To learn what can be done about tinnitus, you can book a free hearing test with us, where we can find out how tinnitus is affecting you. We can then determine how to soften your tinnitus symptoms with an appropriate hearing device or suitable aid. If you live in or near Wallaceburg, and require tinnitus management, our nearby clinic is ready with a free tinnitus consultation when you call today.