The very first step in tinnitus treatment is to have a discussion with your physician or an ENT. They will review your medication and general health and rule out many of the serious issues that tinnitus can be heralding. When the physician indicates that you will just “have to live with it” or “it will be there for life” or “nothing can be done for that ringing”, it can be devastating. After you have seen your physician consider non-medical tinnitus treatment. Dr. Traynor has been working with tinnitus patients since 1978 and offers some of the most experienced tinnitus treatment available today. In your first tinnitus appointment we take a complete hearing health history.
This history gives us the background to assess your situation and decide what may be necessary among a number of non-medical treatment programs. Another helpful too is the Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire (TRQ). Print out the TRQ from our site at the link provided and bring that with you to your appointment. Most likely it will be necessary to conduct a hearing evaluation so that the Dr. Traynor can review the hearing loss (if any) in terms of degree, type, configuration and compare that information to the history and the symptoms.
The most common procedure for tinnitus treatment is a discussion of a number of issues surrounding the tinnitus. These issues might include specifics from your hearing health history or the Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire, but can also include other concerns of the clinician such as:
Counseling often (80% of the time) resolves many of the tinnitus issues. If you struggle with tinnitus, contact us today.