Relief from tinnitus conditions is possible. With the proper diagnosis and consultation with the trained professionals at Champlain Valley Audiology, you can begin to get back to a normal level of comfort.
First, let’s debunk one myth that tinnitus cannot be helped. This is simply not true. Every week patients are seen whose tinnitus is reduced, significantly, or less frequently, to a small degree from tinnitus treatment. While tinnitus cannot be cured, treatment is available.
Due to the personal and unique nature of each tinnitus condition, proper evaluation and specialized treatment are necessary. Although there isn’t a single cure for tinnitus, Champlain Valley Audiology audiologists are experienced at providing individual solutions on a case-by-case basis.
- Comprehensive hearing evaluation
- Initial Tinnitus Evaluation
- Determination of need and benefit of tinnitus intervention
After completing a hearing test, your professional may refer you to an otolaryngologist, commonly referred to as an ear, nose, and throat doctor, for further examination. Depending on the severity or perceived cause of your tinnitus, this further examination may include an MRI or CT scans.
Tinnitus Intervention Options are tailored to the needs of the person and can include:
- Tinnitus Education and Counseling
- May include Tinnitus Activities Counseling/Therapy (TAT)
- Sound Therapy
- Three randomized control trials have demonstrated the benefits of hearing aids and combination aids (hearing aid + sound generator) for reducing the effects of tinnitus.
Dos Santos, et al 2014; Henry et al, 2014; Henry et al, 2017
- Referral for Psychological Therapy benefit determination
Below you will find many treatment and therapy options. Your audiologist will work with you to determine the course of your treatment. A more advanced form of therapy, Desyncra, is also available at Champlain Valley Audiology. Please talk to your doctor about whether this is the right option for you.