It is estimated that around 7 million people in the UK suffer from Tinnitus. Tinnitus is the perception of an internal sound (very often ringing in the ears) within the ear or head. The majority of people who ‘have tinnitus’ will not be affected by it, other can find the condition life changing.
There are 2 main types of tinnitus:
Subjective Tinnitus is the most common type of Tinnitus this is when the sound cannot be identified by a medical professional and only heard by the patient. Very often this can be linked to a hearing loss or damage to the auditory system.
Objective Tinnitus is a sound that can be identified by both the patient and audiologist/GP, this type of tinnitus can be rare and is often linked to a medical issue.
If Tinnitus is caused by a underlying medical condition, treatment for the condition will often get rid of the tinnitus.
Most Tinnitus professionals are of the opinion it is unlikely a cure for tinnitus will be developed in the future, all forms of tinnitus can be treated by a Tinnitus professional who will provide a personalised plan tailored to the individuals challenges with tinnitus. These techniques can include sound therapy, relaxation, and CBT.
The Alresford Hearing Studio is a registered Tinnitus UK centre, a network of independent audiologist who specialise in Tinnitus advice and treatment using sound therapy via hearing aids.
At the Alresford Hearing Studio we are fully committed to working with you to find the optimum hearing solutions and therapies available that will provide long-term and consistent Tinnitus relief for you.