Do I Have Tinnitus?
Many people experience an occasional ringing in their ears. Hearing this noise – whether it takes the form of roaring, ringing, buzzing, or hissing – does not necessarily mean you suffer from tinnitus. Exposure to loud noise, and illnesses can all cause temporary ringing in the ears. If you experience any of these symptoms, you might be asking yourself, “Do I have tinnitus?”
Sounds That Come & Go and Sounds That Persist
Some people are lucky - the cause of the ringing in their ears is obvious and the noise soon disappears. For others, though, the sounds in their ears persists and can even grow worse as time goes on. The nuisance of the sounds become increasingly intrusive and make many aspects of daily life more difficult, including work, sleep, socializing and relaxing. If you find yourself in the latter group, you have tinnitus. Depending on the severity and duration of your condition, you may need to seek professional audiological help to correct it.
To decide whether you have tinnitus and should seek treatment from Rocky Mountain Audiology, ask yourself the following questions:
- Are the sounds disturbing my sleep?
- Do the sounds interfere with the enjoyment of my life?
- Am I becoming more irritable because of these noises in my ear?
- Am I finding it hard to relax because of these sounds?
- Have these sounds bothered me for more than 50% of my waking hours over the last week?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, we recommend that you Schedule A Tinnitus Consultation. Dr. Daria Stakiw and our team at Rocky Mountain Audiology can develop a plan to help you overcome your tinnitus. We know that tinnitus affects people in different ways. During your consultation, we explore treatment solutions and options that are tailored to each patient.
Contact Rocky Mountain Audiology For Help
To learn more about us, please browse our website or give us a call us at our Edwards, Colorado location at (970) 926-6660 or our Glenwood Springs location at (970) 945-7575. Or, Schedule an Appointment to meet with one of our tinnitus specialists.