Living with Tinnitus

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Ivor Lewis

Ivor Lewis

Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist at Hidden Hearing
Mr Ivor Lewis, Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist with Hidden Hearing has been an audiologist for nearly 20 years and is highly recognised as a conscientious and caring professional. Ivor has been with Hidden Hearing since 1995 and took control of the Cashel branch in 2011. This branch is now recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Hearing Care in Ireland.

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.

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Tinnitus is an unsettling, nagging condition identified by ringing in the ears. Hidden Hearing, Ireland’s most trusted hearing care provider offers education, treatment and hope for those who live with tinnitus.

Common Causes

Tinnitus is often a result of everyday activities we don’t consider dangerous. Too much caffeine or alcohol can cause the brain to be over stimulated, when this occurs there are sometimes spikes in blood pressure and anxiety, which may create ringing in the ears. Excessive noise or loud music is another culprit and can also cause hearing problems and ear strain with the risk of permanent damage. Pain is another possible common trigger. Should you suffer a head injury, visit a doctor immediately. Without recognising it, you may have sustained injuries that affect the inner ear. Even something as simple as accumulated wax in the ear can be responsible for tinnitus. Remember, tinnitus is an indicator, not an illness, and can be caused by injury, medications (especially antibiotics or large amounts of aspirin,) dental problems and vascular or nerve disorders.

Myths About Tinnitus

As with all physical conditions, there are myths about tinnitus. Here are some of the most common:

There is no treatment for tinnitus. – FALSE

Hidden Hearing is committed to the correct diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus. We work with patients to pinpoint and treat the cause of tinnitus. While there are no medications to treat tinnitus, the condition is successfully can be successfully managed by Hidden Hearing.

Tinnitus causes deafness. – FALSE

Tinnitus can be experienced by people afflicted with hearing loss but hearing deficits are NOT caused by the condition.

Tinnitus is a symptom of a serious illness. – FALSE

Illness can be a trigger for tinnitus but it is not commonly a symptom of a serious physical disorder.

Treatments for Tinnitus

The healthcare professionals at Hidden Hearing work with patients to find the most effective treatment for tinnitus. A correctly fitted hearing aid is an option that provides acoustic stimulation to the ears’ nerve pathways, helping lessening the ringing associated with the condition. After hearing aid treatment a patient may eventually experience relief even while not wearing an aid.

Hidden Hearing Unique Benefits

It is very important that patients understand the basics of tinnitus and its causes and treatments. Education of patients is a very important service provided by Hidden Hearing. Anyone can sign up for a newsletter, subscribe to our blog and order a free information pack with no commitment required. We can work with you to learn more about invisible hearing aids, our complementary aftercare services, free batteries for life and other treatments for tinnitus. We will be very happy to answer your questions and book a free hearing test or an appointment for free wax removal if needed.

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Tinnitus is not the end of the world. Treatment of this condition can be the beginning of a whole new life for someone living with the condition. Hidden Hearing will help you find the way to hearing health and quality of life. Get in touch with us today.

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