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Tinnitus Management

Can tinnitus be treated?

A comprehensive hearing and tinnitus assessment at MAC will provide you with detailed information about tinnitus management and your hearing health. Our audiologists have many years experience and will provide you with the appropriate recommendations regarding treatment options.

 

If you have a ringing or buzzing in your ears or head, you may have tinnitus.  People with tinnitus experience a sound that is not actually in the environment around them; it is sometimes referred to as a 'phantom' sound. One in three people will experience tinnitus at some time in their lives, one in six has persistent tinnitus and for some people, the tinnitus can disturb sleep or concentration.  The prevalence of tinnitus increases with hearing loss.

Our audiologists can assist people to manage their tinnitus. We believe in a holistic approach to tinnitus management and offer the latest tinnitus treatment including:

Tinnitus is a complex condition, read more...

To seek treatment, please click here for an appointment.

 

Can tinnitus go away?

Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. It most often occurs when there is a problem in the auditory system. The auditory system begins at the ear and ends in the brain. Tinnitus is more common in people who have a hearing loss but it can occur in people with normal hearing.

Cause of tinnitus include:
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What is the Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in your ears or in your head when no such sounds are present in the world around you. It is often described as “ringing”, “whistling” or “buzzing”. In the majority of cases it is subjective meaning only the person with tinnitus can hear it, but on very rare occasions tinnitus can be objective and others can hear it as well.
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Hearing aids and tinnitus

Tinnitus is often associated with hearing loss; about 70% of people with hearing loss report tinnitus. For these people, tinnitus can often be reduced or eliminated through the use of appropriately fitted hearing aids. Read more to find out the reasons why hearing aids are beneficial to tinnitus sufferers...
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Sound therapy helps desensitize you to tinnitus

Sound therapies can be used to help you desensitize to the tinnitus you are hearing. Sound therapies may not cure the tinnitus, but they may significantly lower the perception or burden of tinnitus.

Sound therapy can take a number of forms:
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Personalized tinnitus education and support

At the basis of all tinnitus treatment is a personalised program of education and counselling delivered by our skilled audiologists. Tinnitus counselling provides you with a thorough understanding of your tinnitus and how you can best manage it.
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