Experienced by approximately 10% of the UK Population, Tinnitus is a condition often described as a ringing in the ears in which a person perceives sound that is not actually present in the environment. Tinnitus can manifest itself as virtually any type of sound including ringing, whooshing, hissing and whistling and can vary in severity.
Causes of Tinnitus
There are many possible causes of Tinnitus but most cases are related to damage to the auditory system. Your ear receives sounds as vibrations through the outer and middle ear, this move into the cochlea in the inner ear, which then sends the information to the brain through the auditory nerve. If this part of your inner ear becomes damaged it can stop sending complete information to your brain. Your brain, expecting this information, will then seek out information from the parts of the cochlea that are not damaged. This information is not complete and can be confused by the brain and cause Tinnitus.
Although there is not a cure for Tinnitus, Tinnitus relief can usually be found through various Tinnitus treatments. At Click Hearing we offer comprehensive hearing therapy services and hearing devices to help to make Tinnitus less noticeable and improve sufferers quality of life. Our Tinnitus treatment services include:
- Tinnitus Management Advice
- Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
- Noise Generators
- ‘Serenade’ Tinnitus Therapy Device
– Serenade is a handheld device which delivers proprietary Tinnitus treatment sounds that research has suggested may help with Tinnitus relief by addressing the underlying neurological cause of Tinnitus. This technology is simple to use and customised specifically to your Tinnitus. It can be used to seek immediate Tinnitus relief, as well as long term benefits when used as part of an on-going Tinnitus treatment program.
For more information on Tinnitus and to find out how Click Hearing can help you please contact us