Tinnitus Treatment Perth
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What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a sensation of commonly described as ringing in the ears. It could occur suddenly or be built up over the years. Some have also described the sound as hissing, whistling, buzzing, humming or even a screech. Tinnitus can also be made up of multiple different noises and pitches. It can be a potentially bothersome symptom for some people.
Free Online Hearing Test
Hearing loss can be gradual, and often undetectable, as your brain adjusts to the level of hearing. This simple and free online hearing test can determine your base hearing capacity. Please note: this test is just a screening tool. If you have concerns, we suggest booking an appointment with our team for a comprehensive in-person hearing test.
Is There A Cure For Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is usually a symptom of an underlying condition causing it to occur which can complicate treatment options. As a result, a tinnitus cure is not very easily found. In severe cases, the treatment will be focused on reducing the impacts of tinnitus in daily living. If not addressed, tinnitus can potentially affect the overall health and quality of life in an individual. An audiologist and tinnitus specialist will have to investigate the patient’s lifestyle to determine the underlying cause of a patient’s tinnitus, and then decide on a suitable course of treatment.
Ringing Ear Treatment Perth
Tinnitus can present in various types of sounds. A patient suffering from tinnitus will be asked to describe the type of noise they are experiencing, whether it is constant or periodic, steady or pulsating as well as the pitch and sound quality of the symptom. Tinnitus that presents in a continuous, steady and high pitched sound indicates a problem in the auditory system.
A hearing aid can help by amplifying external sounds above the Tinnitus level to mask the Tinnitus sound being heard. If there is some hearing loss present, the hearing aid can be customised to help with both issues. There are also devices known as Tinnitus maskers that mask the internal noise caused by Tinnitus by playing a sound that is more pleasant.
A Tinnitus Instrument is a hybrid device that combines the functions of a hearing aid and masking device all in one. A certified audiologist will be able to help with finding an appropriate device for your needs.
Tinnitus Treatment Perth
If you’re having trouble will Tinnitus and are looking for Tinnitus treatment Perth, get in touch with Art of Hearing. Our experienced and highly trained audiologists are dedicated to providing you with full-service hearing solutions. An audiologist will be able to examine your hearing condition and provide the best treatment options moving forward.
If you have any questions, you can call us at (08) 9390 8811 or contact us online here. To book an appointment, you can call or do it online here. A full list of our clinic locations can be found here.
Types of Hearing Tests at Art of Hearing
Tympanometry – This test is used to measure the movement of your eardrum in response to differences in air pressure. If you are having issues with your hearing, this will determine if there is a fluid or wax build up, or if your eardrum is perforated or has a tumor.
Acoustic Reflex Testing – To find the source of a hearing problem, as well as the type of hearing loss, this test is used to measure the involuntary muscle contractions of the middle ear, a key tool in detecting whether there is decreased admittance, which is a measure of how much sound gets into the ear.
Pure Tone Testing – Using air conduction, your ability to hear sounds at various pitches and volumes will be tested and the results will be charted on an audiogram. You will sit in a specially designed booth, and wear headphones. Every time you hear a sound, you will be instructed to press a button or raise a hand.
Bone Conduction Testing – This is another type of pure-tone testing that can help determine your type of hearing loss by measuring your inner ear’s response to sound. A conductor will be placed behind your ear, sending tiny vibrations through the bone directly to the inner ear. This differs from the traditional testing, which makes use of air to send audible sounds.
Speech Testing– This type of testing is used to measure your speech reception threshold (SRT), or the faintest speech you can understand 50 percent of the time. It is administered in either a quiet or noisy environment and measures your ability to separate speech from background noise.
Hearing Tests & Audiology Assessments
We have a broad profile of hearing tests available for patients. Our state of art equipment and facilities enable us to perform advanced testing.
Our Audiology Clinic Locations
With Over 5 Clinics in Perth, it has never been easier to make Art of Hearing your favourite destination for all your hearing needs.
(08) 9390 8811
Head Office: 2/2 Ecko Road, Mount Nasura WA 6112
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM