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Tinnitus treatment &
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Tinnitus treatment in Oxford: three steps to better hearing

We offer a comprehensive tinnitus treatment programme in Oxford, where we specialise in providing personalised care and innovative solutions for managing tinnitus. Our experienced team is dedicated to helping individuals find relief from the persistent ringing or buzzing sounds associated with tinnitus, using cutting-edge therapies and compassionate support.

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Tinnitus consultation & treatments

During your first consultation, our skilled audiologist will carefully review your medical history and conduct a series of diagnostic tests to evaluate your tinnitus and audiological profile.

These tests aim to determine the type of tinnitus, pinpoint its tone, and identify any associated hearing loss that may be affecting your condition.

Following the assessment, your audiologist will discuss treatment options, prognosis, and self-help techniques during the 90-minute appointment, ensuring ample time for questions and exploration.

Breaking the cycle of tinnitus distress

In the analogy, tinnitus is compared to a dripping faucet. Initially, you become aware of the tinnitus, much like noticing a leaky kitchen faucet while lying in bed at night.

As the sound persists, it triggers a subconscious alarm in your mind, leading to a negative emotional reaction such as irritation, anxiety, or anger.

This emotional distress then prompts physical responses like increased heart rate, muscle tension, or sweaty palms, intensifying the focus on the tinnitus sound.

What begins as a minor noise escalates into a consuming, stress-inducing presence, perpetuating a cycle as the brain adapts to fixating on the sound.

Sound relief for tinnitus in Oxford

Utilising sound can be a valuable strategy in managing tinnitus. Incorporating pleasant sounds alongside the existing noises can diminish the impact of tinnitus by directing your focus toward desired sounds rather than the internal noise. It’s akin to hearing a single violin versus experiencing it within a symphony orchestra, where it blends seamlessly into the overall auditory landscape.

Masking – Relief sounds through hearing aids Hearing aids offer a means of tinnitus control by emitting a variety of comforting sounds like white noise or soothing ocean waves. Through specially designed apps by leading brands for iPhone and Android, users can discreetly adjust these sounds until finding the desired relief.

Moreover, users can wirelessly stream alternative sources of tinnitus relief, such as music, audiobooks, podcasts, or relaxation guides, providing customisable options for managing their condition.

Hearing aids for tinnitus in Oxford

A significant majority of individuals with tinnitus, approximately 90%, also have an underlying hearing loss. Even mild hearing loss can exacerbate tinnitus, as straining to hear external sounds can increase focus on internal sounds, such as tinnitus. Improving hearing can help by making environmental sounds audible, potentially masking the perception of tinnitus.

At Sensitive Hearing, we offer Advanced Hearing Aid Systems tailored to your specific hearing needs. Leading hearing device manufacturers, like Phonak, prioritise tinnitus research, enabling hearing aids to fulfil a multifunctional role in managing tinnitus. As an independent hearing centre, we exclusively utilise top manufacturers such as Phonak. Visit Phonak’s website here for further information on their tinnitus solutions.

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Hearing Aids: Frequently Asked Questions

What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the perception of sound, such as ringing, buzzing, or humming, in the ears or head without an external source. It can be intermittent or continuous and may vary in pitch and volume.

What causes tinnitus?

Tinnitus can be caused by various factors, including exposure to loud noises, age-related hearing loss, ear infections, earwax build-up, certain medications, and underlying health conditions like cardiovascular disease or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

Can tinnitus be cured?

Currently, there is no known cure for tinnitus. However, there are various management strategies and treatments available to help individuals cope with and reduce the impact of tinnitus on their daily lives.

How can I manage tinnitus?

Management strategies for tinnitus include sound therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation techniques, lifestyle modifications, and the use of hearing aids or other assistive devices to improve hearing and provide relief from tinnitus symptoms.

When should I see a healthcare professional about my tinnitus?

If you experience persistent or bothersome tinnitus that affects your quality of life, it's advisable to consult a healthcare professional, such as an audiologist or otolaryngologist (ENT doctor), for a comprehensive evaluation and personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs.

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