Tinnitus is the term used to describe the condition of having ringing, buzzing, or noise in the ear or originating from the head. The word tinnitus is Latin and literally means “ringing.” Tinnitus can be caused by many things, and can be a symptom of an underlying condition. The treatment for your particular tinnitus will depend on the condition that is causing it, the severity, any accompanying issues such as hearing loss, and the impact the tinnitus has on daily activities.
Possible causes of tinnitus include:
- Age-related hearing loss
- Exposure to loud noise
- Earwax buildup
- Abnormal bone growth in the ear
- Meniere’s disease
- Stress and depression
- Head or neck injuries
- Benign tumor of the cranial nerve
- Long-term aspirin use
In some cases, the exact cause of the tinnitus may not be found but serious underlying conditions can be ruled out. Once medical management for the tinnitus is completed by a physician, the patient may still find the tinnitus distracting and interfering with daily activities. For those patients who are still bothered by the tinnitus, we offer tinnitus maskers in hearing aids and tinnitus masker devices.
Custom Earplugs, Swimplugs, Musician’s Plugs
As the name implies, custom earplugs are made to fit the unique contour of your ear. If you cannot get a comfortable or secure fit with traditional earplugs, custom earplugs may be for you. Some earplugs are solid, while others allow for some sound to pass through. Specialized earplugs are available for musicians and medical professionals who still want the ability to hear most of their surroundings while protecting their hearing. Earplugs are not just for those who wish to protect themselves from high noise levels. We also offer custom swimplugs for children and adults needing to keep excessive water out of their ear canals in a variety of colors.