Tinnitus Treatment

Man with Tinnitus

Learn about the causes of tinnitus & treatment options including the new AGX Tinnitus Technology

What Is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a medical condition characterized by persistent ringing in one or both ears that can only be heard by the affected individual. It has also been described as whistling, hissing, buzzing, or pulsing in the ear. These sounds may come and go; however, most sufferers experience symptoms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The effects range from slight annoyance to severe disruption of everyday life. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that more than 60 million Americans suffer from tinnitus.

What Causes Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is most often a symptom of an underlying health condition, like a head or neck injury, ear infections, impacted earwax, or even side effects from certain medications or exposure to excessive noise. Tinnitus is also a common side effect of hearing loss, with measurable hearing loss reported in over 80% of tinnitus sufferers.

Tinnitus Treatment Options
Due to the personal and unique nature of each tinnitus condition, proper evaluation and specialized treatment is necessary. Although there isn’t a single cure for tinnitus, Berks Hearing audiologists are experienced at providing individual solutions on a case-by-case basis. After completing a hearing test, your audiologist may refer you to an otolaryngologist for further examination.

The New AGX Tinnitus TechnologyAGX Tinnitus technology
In many cases, the distressing combination of tinnitus and hearing loss can be relieved with AGX tinnitus technology. This revolutionary combination of a noise-masking device with an amplified hearing system can restore ambient sounds and help fill Sound Voids™ to eliminate the effects of tinnitus. This is a relatively new therapy, though our patients so far are reporting excellent results.

Serenade
The Serenade system consists of a handheld device, earphones, and proprietary treatment sounds that research has suggested may address the underlying neurological cause of tinnitus. This novel technology is simple to use and customized specifically to your tinnitus. It may be used to seek immediate relief, as well as long term benefit when used as part of an ongoing tinnitus treatment program. After an audiologist evaluates your tinnitus, your Serenade device is programmed to play the sounds most likely to be effective for you.

  • Unlike other approaches, this treatment is customized to your specific tinnitus.
  • Includes 4 separate sound tracks so you can select the one that works best for you, day or night.
  • New treatment sounds known as S-Tones® were developed by independent leading university hearing experts and only recently commercialized.
  • This technology is based on advanced research and solid science, and is FDA cleared.
  • The device is small, portable, and easy to use.
  • Includes SleepAssist – a 60 minute, auto-off timer to help you fall asleep.
  • Independent left and right volume controls offer maximum flexibility, comfort and customization.
  • Other Treatment Options
    Our professionals will also evaluate other treatment options with you, including Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). Tinnitus Retraining Therapy combines low-level, steady background sounds played through a device with intensive counseling. TRT is an involved process that can take 12 to 24 months to reduce the effects of tinnitus.

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