Experiencing Unexplained Sounds in Your Ears? You Could Have Tinnitus.

If you find yourself hearing sounds in your ears without any external source, you might be dealing with tinnitus. Tinnitus is characterised by the perception of sound in the absence of an actual external sound.

The phantom noises can range from a low, persistent rumble to a high-pitched squeal and may affect one or both ears. In severe cases, the loudness of these sounds can disrupt concentration and sleep.

Understanding Tinnitus: Causes and Prevalence

Tinnitus is a prevalent condition that can affect individuals of all ages, including children. Approximately 30% of people will experience tinnitus at some point in their lives, often as a temporary issue. However, for some, tinnitus becomes a chronic and intrusive problem, impacting various aspects of life, including hearing, sleep quality, and concentration.

Common Causes of Tinnitus:

  • Hearing Loss: A significant contributor to tinnitus.
  • Loud Noise Exposure: Prolonged exposure to loud environments.
  • Ear Wax Build-Up: Accumulation of earwax causing auditory disturbances.

Debunking Tinnitus Myths: There Is Help!

Contrary to the belief that nothing can be done for chronic tinnitus (a statement received by 90% of affected individuals), there are effective therapies to manage and habituate this condition. While there is no cure for tinnitus, various therapeutic approaches can significantly reduce its impact on your daily life.

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How Total Hearing Can Help:
Initial Tinnitus Assessment

To guide you in managing and understanding your tinnitus, we recommend booking an Initial Tinnitus Assessment at Total Hearing. During this comprehensive assessment, our specialists will conduct a thorough examination to evaluate your symptoms. Post-assessment, you’ll gain a clearer understanding of your tinnitus, and our specialists from Total Hearing will provide tailored advice on alleviating its impact.

Empowering Solutions:
From Techniques to Tailored Treatments

The advice offered post-assessment could range from simple coping techniques to a personalised treatment pathway. Whether it’s lifestyle adjustments, sound therapy, or other interventions, Total Hearing’s goal is to empower you with the tools to manage and improve your quality of life amidst tinnitus.

Tailored Tinnitus Treatment Pathways at Total Hearing

The treatment pathways offered by Total Hearing are meticulously tailored to your individual needs, encompassing the following comprehensive options:

1. Desensitisation Treatment

Total Hearing pioneers a bespoke tinnitus therapy derived from cutting-edge research and our vast experience in treating individuals with tinnitus. This personalised treatment utilises sophisticated combination devices, precisely programmed around your specific tinnitus. Wearing these devices for dedicated hours gradually desensitises the auditory system, fostering habituation over time. Habituation enables the tinnitus sound to fade into the background, becoming a perception that you no longer notice.

2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Widely accepted as an effective technique for tinnitus treatment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy targets altering the patient’s negative perception of tinnitus. By removing the negative connotations surrounding the condition, CBT helps the brain habituate to the sound. This therapy often complements our Desensitisation Treatment, enhancing overall effectiveness.

3. Hearing Aids

With decades of proven efficacy, hearing aids play a pivotal role in tinnitus management. Often, underlying hearing loss is a contributor to tinnitus. Leveraging advancements in hearing aid technology, we can effectively correct hearing loss. By increasing ambient sounds, hearing aids can dull or mask tinnitus, providing greater control and aiding habituation.

4. Sound Therapy

Sound therapy involves using wearable and/or non-wearable devices to partially or completely cover tinnitus sounds. Coupled with counselling, sound therapy becomes a potent tool in managing tinnitus, especially for those experiencing difficulty sleeping.

5. Biofeedback

A relaxation technique addressing the body’s reaction to stress, Biofeedback is particularly effective in managing tinnitus associated with stress. Stress is a significant contributor to tinnitus, and biofeedback teaches individuals to control involuntary body functions such as pulse and muscle tension. Individuals employing these techniques often experience a reduction in tinnitus by adjusting their stress reactions.

Why Choose Total Hearing

  1. Bespoke Therapy: Tailored tinnitus therapy based on the latest research.
  2. Expertise: Drawing from extensive experience in treating tinnitus cases.
  3. Integrated Approach: Combining Desensitisation Treatment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for comprehensive results.

Embark on your journey towards auditory well-being.

Choose Total Hearing for effective Tinnitus treatment that’s personalised to your unique needs.

Hyperacusis: Understanding and Treatment Options at Total Hearing

Recent research suggests that one potential cause for hyperacusis is a reduction in a brain chemical that plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of information arriving at the brain from sensory organs.

What is Hyperacusis?

Hyperacusis is a unique auditory condition characterised by an abnormal sensitivity to sound, causing individuals to perceive everyday sounds as intrusively loud, uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful. This heightened sensitivity can vary from person to person, with some individuals being particularly sensitive to specific pitches or frequencies. In more acute cases, hyperacusis can extend to a heightened sensitivity to all audible sounds. Interestingly, a notable correlation often exists between hyperacusis and tinnitus, indicating a potential common origin for these conditions.

Effects of Hyperacusis

  • Diverse Impact: Hyperacusis affects individuals uniquely, ranging from a minor annoyance to significant daily challenges.
  • Social and Professional Withdrawal: The condition can lead to isolation as individuals may avoid social and professional interactions due to the fear and anxiety caused by sound sensitivity.
  • Increased Fear and Anxiety: Heightened sensitivity to sound often results in increased anxiety, impacting overall wellbeing and quality of life.

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Treatment for Hyperacusis at Total Hearing

To guide you in managing and understanding your hyperacusis, we highly recommend scheduling an Initial Assessment with our specialised team at Total Hearing. This thorough evaluation involves a comprehensive examination by our specialists to assess and understand your unique symptoms.

After the assessment, our specialists at Total Hearing will provide you with a more profound understanding of your hyperacusis. More importantly, they will offer personalised advice on how to alleviate its impact on your life. This advice can range from simple techniques for daily management to a customised treatment pathway tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.

Tailored Solutions for Better Living

Our team at Total Hearing is dedicated to providing tailored solutions to enhance your quality of life amidst hyperacusis. These solutions may encompass lifestyle adjustments, advanced sound therapy techniques, or other targeted interventions. Our goal is to empower you with effective tools that go beyond managing the condition, aiming for a more comfortable and fulfilling life.

Ready to take the first step toward a quieter, more comfortable life? Schedule your Initial Assessment with Total Hearing today, and let’s work together to find the best solutions for your unique experience with hyperacusis.

Tailored Hyperacusis Treatment Pathways at Total Hearing

The treatment pathways offered by Total Hearing are meticulously tailored to your individual needs, encompassing the following comprehensive options:

1. Desensitisation Treatment

At Total Hearing, we’ve developed a personalised hyperacusis therapy that integrates the latest research findings with our extensive experience in treating individuals with hyperacusis. Our bespoke treatment pathway involves the use of sophisticated combination devices, precisely programmed to target frequencies with abnormal sensitivity. Depending on your symptoms, you’ll wear these devices for specific hours each day, gradually desensitising your auditory system. This process reduces sensitivity to normal everyday noises, promoting long-term relief.

2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

A widely accepted technique in hyperacusis treatment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy addresses the fear or anxiety associated with noises causing pain or discomfort. The therapy aims to modify negative perceptions of these sounds, breaking the cycle of reactivity. By eliminating the negative connotations, the brain can cease reactive responses, fostering habituation.

3. Combining Therapies for Optimal Results

Our extensive experience in hyperacusis cases has led us to a comprehensive approach. Combining Cognitive Therapy with Desensitisation Treatment often yields optimal results. Throughout the treatment period, we observe a gradual reduction in sensitivity to noises. The ultimate goal is to reach a point where previously bothersome sounds no longer evoke discomfort.

Why Choose Total Hearing

  1. Bespoke Therapy: Tailored hyperacusis therapy based on the latest research.
  2. Expertise: Drawing from extensive experience in treating hyperacusis cases.
  3. Integrated Approach: Combining Desensitisation Treatment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for comprehensive results.

Embark on your journey towards auditory well-being.

Choose Total Hearing for effective hyperacusis treatment that’s personalised to your unique needs.