Tinnitus is not a disease, but a symptom arising from a range of underlying causes. It is one of the most common conditions that people experience – an estimated 37% of adult Canadians (9.2 million) had experienced tinnitus in the past year.
When it comes to treating tinnitus there are a number of treatment options available. Once you have been tested and been diagnosed, you can look into treating the condition. Often it can be managed with hearing aids or masking devices when hearing loss is involved. When hearing aids are not an option counselling and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy could be the next step.
At the appointment, the clinician will have a conversation with you about what you are experiencing with tinnitus. During this conversation, they will ask you certain questions based on common signs and symptoms. You will be asked about the noise you are hearing, triggers, when you hear it most often, and any pre-existing conditions or medications you are on.
There is no test specifically for tinnitus, but hearing tests can be performed that can help confirm a diagnosis.
Tinnitus Management Services
Each of our hearing clinics can offer different forms of tinnitus management options, the most common being hearing aids and masking devices. Our hearing care professionals will recommend a treatment for you based on the type of noise in your ear.