Let’s talk Tinnitus
Welcome to Winnipeg Hearing Centres / Tinnitus Talk
For too long, tens of thousands of Canadians living with the distress and discomfort of Tinnitus have been told “There’s nothing we can do” when seeking professional help for their condition.
Our goal in presenting the information below is to let Tinnitus sufferers know that solutions now exist that can bring much needed relief for this all too common affliction.
To begin, let’s understand the many faces of Tinnitus.
Tinnitus… (“TIN-a-tus” “Tin-EYE-tus”)
Tinnitus is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears or head when no external sound is present. In most cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning only the sufferer can hear it. Typically, they describe the sound as “ringing in ears,” though others describe it as hissing, buzzing, whistling, roaring and even chirping.
Do you suffer from ringing in the ears?
While many things can potentially cause or trigger Tinnitus, including age-related hearing loss, noise exposure or certain medications, there is no known Tinnitus cure.
But…new Tinnitus treatments are now available.
Advanced technology and treatments now exist that will offer relief to many who live with this extremely unpleasant condition and, as Manitoba’s leading hearing health care provider, Winnipeg Hearing Centres offers free consultations to all Manitobans seeking help for tinnitus-related issues.
Our Tinnitus Team is led by Patrick DeWarle, Au.D.Doctor of Audiology, Manitoba’s foremost authority on Tinnitus and Winnipeg Hearing Centres’ Director of Audiology
Step one on the road to relief
Because hearing loss is frequently associated with tinnitus and because hearing aids can be a critical component of many sound therapy programs, we recommend that anyone with tinnitus consult a hearing professional experienced in tinnitus treatment.
The following links offer even more valuable information on Tinnitus and on current treatment options available to those for whom Tinnitus is a fact of daily life.
The effects of tinnitus are real
Because Tinnitus is subjective, it affects people in different ways. For some, it’s a minor annoyance that does not require help or treatment. For others, it can cause a host of serious issues, including:
- Long-term sleep disruption.
- Changes in cognitive ability.
- An inability to concentrate.
- Stress in relationships.
- Anxiety or depression.
- Employment challenges
For the first time ever, help is available.