3 Myths About Tinnitus

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Noel Cullen

Noel Cullen

Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist at Hidden Hearing
Noel Cullen has been the Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist in Abbey Street for 21 years. During this time Noel has cared for and successfully helped thousands of people with mild, moderate and profound hearing problems. Noel also has experience helping those with tinnitus, vertigo and others with medical related hearing loss.As a fully qualified fellowship member of both the British and the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, he has years of advanced training both locally and nationally.

His knowledge in communication disorders has helped a wide range of patients, including both adults and children with hearing loss. He provides screenings, hearing tests, aural rehabilitation and has an extensive knowledge of both conventional and digital hearing instruments.

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54427788 - man with hand on ear listening for quiet sound or paying attentionTinnitus is a frustrating and sometimes debilitating condition that can affect your enjoyment of your daily life as you are subjected to a constant ringing or buzzing in your ears. However, if you’re suffering from tinnitus, it’s important to get expert help to reduce your suffering and address the problem as soon as possible.

There are many myths surrounding tinnitus, as information about the condition is not always readily available, and many doctors are unfamiliar with the different ways to deal with it. Here at Hidden Hearing, we’ve put together a list of common myths about tinnitus, along with the facts you should know.

Tinnitus Myths and Misconceptions: The Facts About Tinnitus Treatment

1. Myth: Tinnitus is not linked to hearing loss.
Fact: It is believed that almost all people with tinnitus also have a hearing loss of some kind. Recent studies have shown that 90 percent of those suffering with tinnitus also have a hearing loss, and that even those who are unaware of this often have a ‘hidden hearing loss’, which is undiagnosed.

2. Myth: Tinnitus is a result of listening to loud music.
Fact: Listening to loud music is indeed a cause of tinnitus, but it’s far from the only trigger. Exposure to any loud sounds can damage the hearing organs, and stress can make the condition worse. Diet is an important factor, with many things such as caffeine, alcohol and salt contributing to the problem, and medicines such as aspirin and antibiotics are also known to make the condition worse. Smoking is another recognized trigger, since it can lead to high blood pressure, which can worsen symptoms of tinnitus.

3. Myth: Tinnitus is not treatable.
Fact: There are many things that can help to reduce the effects of tinnitus, and you can discuss these with your audiologist to find a tinnitus treatment that suits you. Tinnitus sound therapy is proving to be an effective treatment, often using a hearing aid to help minimize the contrast between tinnitus and the surrounding environment. Ear protection is another important way to reduce your tinnitus, and tinnitus counseling can help you to isolate the cause of your condition and make it easier for you to adjust your life to cope with the condition. Relaxation techniques are also widely used to reduce stress, which can make tinnitus worse.

Find Digital Hearing Aids in Ireland

If you’re suffering with tinnitus, seek help from a professional as soon as possible so that you can minimise the negative effects of tinnitus on your life. A good quality, digital hearing aid can help to provide amplification in very quiet environments, reducing the contrast between tinnitus and silence, and by limiting the overall volume of sound delivered to the ear in louder environments, which can make a big difference to many forms of hearing loss.

Our friendly and helpful team have the experience and expertise to help you to find the best hearing aid for you, and will be delighted to help you at one of our nationwide branches. Contact Hidden Hearing today to find the best hearing solution for you.

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Noel Cullen

About Noel Cullen

Noel Cullen has been the Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist in Abbey Street for 21 years. During this time Noel has cared for and successfully helped thousands of people with mild, moderate and profound hearing problems. Noel also has experience helping those with tinnitus, vertigo and others with medical related hearing loss. As a fully qualified fellowship member of both the British and the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, he has years of advanced training both locally and nationally. His knowledge in communication disorders has helped a wide range of patients, including both adults and children with hearing loss. He provides screenings, hearing tests, aural rehabilitation and has an extensive knowledge of both conventional and digital hearing instruments. Find Out More About Noel

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