One of the most important roles for any hearing clinic is the diagnosis and management of tinnitus, a condition that affects over 15 million people a year. Tinnitus is a condition where you’ll hear sound despite there being no sound actually present.
At Columbia Basin Hearing Center, our tinnitus clinic offers assistance and treatment options for people with tinnitus. Here are some signs that you may have tinnitus, along with the types and common diagnosis processes.
There are two broad types of tinnitus possible:
If you fear you may have tinnitus, there are three different ways that a doctor may ask you to go about describing your hearing perception:
Tinnitus is not actually its own disease, but rather a symptom of an underlying condition associated with the auditory system. A doctor will base a diagnosis heavily on your description of symptoms, plus several questions they’ll ask you during your examination. These questions will also help determine the proper course for treatment.
Want to learn more about recognizing tinnitus, or any of our other hearing care center services? Speak to the audiology experts at Columbia Basin Hearing Center today.