Coates Hearing Clinic, P.A.

Tinnitus Treatment

A grandmother watching a video on a cell phone with her granddaughter after a successful tinnitus treatment

At Coates Hearing Clinic, we strive to be a trusted and helpful resource for tinnitus treatment, no matter the degree or severity of your tinnitus. Fortunately, several treatments are available to help relieve tinnitus symptoms and improve quality of life.

During your tinnitus consultation, your hearing specialist will go over the various options for tinnitus treatment and will help you decide which one would best meet your needs and lifestyle.

Counseling

For patients who have anxiety, depression, or any other psychiatric condition associated with tinnitus, counseling can be really beneficial. In fact, combining psychiatric therapy with auditory therapy may be the best treatment to relieve your symptoms.

Hearing Devices

Since tinnitus often accompanies hearing loss, a hearing aid is recommended to amplify sound as well as to boost other soft sounds in your environment. With this combination, the device will help to camouflage your tinnitus symptoms.

Relaxation

Incorporating relaxation activities into your daily schedule can help alleviate the stress, frustration, and anger you may be experiencing with tinnitus because they can help you concentrate on something other than your symptoms. Your hearing specialist may suggest that you try relaxation activities, such as deep breathing exercises, yoga, and meditation, to help you manage your tinnitus better. Other relaxation activities such as walking, biking, cooking, swimming, and gardening, also have calming, beneficial effects.

You should work hard to obtain adequate rest and avoid over-fatiguing yourself because generally, patients who are tired seem to notice their tinnitus more. You should also avoid the use of nerve stimulants, such as excessive amounts of coffee and smoking.

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)

One treatment that incorporates sound therapy is Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT), also known as habituation therapy. This therapy attempts to retrain your brain into perceiving tinnitus in a different way. About 75% of people with tinnitus are not bothered by it, because their brains process it and file it as another everyday noise. TRT attempts to teach your brain how to process the noise so that it doesn’t bother you anymore (or not as much).

Tinnitus Treatment in Smithfield, NC

If you would like to make an appointment with our tinnitus experts, contact Coates Hearing Clinic at (919) 300-5438. You may also schedule an appointment online.

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