What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus usually occurs when exposure to loud noises cause damage to the nerve cells in your ear, which send sound signals to your brain. When these cells are damaged, it can cause you to hear sounds (usually ringing, clicking or buzzing) when there is no sound being made.
People in Leicester suffering from tinnitus
Leicester is renowned for being a city of manufacturing, which is an industry commonly known for workplace hazards to do with machinery, engineering and manual handling. However, as people become increasingly aware of what tinnitus is, we are finding that more and more people are coming to us for treatment from a manufacturing, mechanical and carpentry background.
Other types of jobs where workers are more likely to suffer from tinnitus include:
- Construction work
- Factory work
- Nursery work
- Emergency response drivers
- Racing drivers
- Motorbike couriers
- Nightclub workers
- Call centre workers
Can tinnitus be treated?
Depending on what is causing your tinnitus, you may find that you can be completely cured. For example, if we found that your tinnitus was actually caused by a build-up of earwax, by removing the wax, you should find that your tinnitus goes away.
However, in most cases, a cause is not identifiable and the best treatment for tinnitus is often certain forms of sound therapy, which can include the use of specialist hearing aids that will help distract your brain from tinnitus. We prefer to use evidence-based treatments, which are tried, tested and highly successful.
Types of evidence-based tinnitus treatment
- Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation therapy
- Acute Tinnitus Therapy
- Tinnitus Desensitisation Therapy
Hyperacusis Desensitisation Therapy
Other types of tinnitus treatment aids
- Removal of an earwax blockage
- Reduction of fluid pressure in your ear(s)
- Hearing aids
Tinnitus treatment in Leicestershire
At The Hearing Centre, we are specialists in tinnitus treatment. If you think that you may be suffering from tinnitus, come and see us so that we can help you. All of our treatments begin with a comprehensive assessment so that if there is a simple cure, we will make sure that we find it!
To make a tinnitus assessment appointment at our Leicester clinic, e-mail us on [email protected] or call on 0116 254 3909.