Are you experiencing a ringing, buzzing or whistling noise in your ears that no one else seems to notice? If your auditory system perceives noises that aren’t actually there, you may be suffering from tinnitus.
At ClearLife Hearing Care, we understand how detrimental tinnitus can be to your overall quality of life. From anxiety to social withdrawal, suffering from tinnitus can disrupt your physical and emotional well-being. That’s why our audiologists offer a variety of different testing and treatment methods to help you find relief from your tinnitus.
We will also provide the professional support and guidance you need. By making ClearLife your first stop in the diagnosis and management of your tinnitus, we will be your guide throughout your treatment process. If we identify a medical condition that needs to be addressed, we will help you connect with local healthcare provider referrals that we have vetted and trust.
Tinnitus Testing (Pitch, Volume, And Masking Level Measurements)
We have invested in the world's most advanced tinnitus measurement tool -- the MedRX Tinnometer.
This equipment allows us to accurately measure the precise type of sound that you are hearing in your ear. This measurement takes the guesswork out of treatment, and allows us with a more accurate measurement of what exactly we are helping you address.
Tinnitus Treatment and Sound Therapy
After an initial evaluation, which generally includes a physical examination of the ears, in addition to hearing testing, Tinnometer testing, and questionnaires about your symptoms, our audiologists will determine if what you’re experiencing is tinnitus and what the best course of treatment will be.
Dr. Brad Stewart, the founder of ClearLife Hearing Care, suffers from tinnitus himself.
To overcome his own tinnitus, and help his patients overcome those same frustrations, he has developed the NeuroTinnitus Brain Retraining Program. Dr. Stewart and the ClearLife Audiology team guide patients to tinnitus recovery daily at our Allen and Lewisville Texas clinic locations.
This specialized program will help you change the way your brain perceives tinnitus sounds, which has been shown to reduce how bothersome and even how loud and invasive your tinnitus is.
Tinnitus retraining therapy is a long-term solution to turning the condition into a problem of the past. Professionals will work with you to help retrain your brain to learn to ignore or at least lessen the perception of your tinnitus.
The NeuroTinnitus Program involves 4 levels of testing, treatment, and counseling. The complete program is often completed over a series of 3-4 sessions, however some patients experience a significant improvement in their tinnitus after just one appointment.
- Education - Understand how tinnitus works and how to short circuit the reactivity cycle.
- Hearing Loss Treatment - 80% of the time, tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss. Treating the underlying hearing loss with hearing aids often
- Sound Enrichment - Tinnitus is often most bothersome in the absence of other distracting sounds. Our team will work with you to develop a sound enrichment strategy so that you can stay focused on what's important and avoid tinnitus distraction and annoyance.
- Mindfulness, Overcoming Thought Patterns, and Stress Management - This part is different for everyone. For some people, tinnitus and stress are highly correlated. Managing stress here is critical. For others, you may have developed unhelpful negative thought patterns about your tinnitus. Using Cognitive Behavioral Intervention, breathing exercises, mindfulness activities, and thought-change strategies, you will have the tools in your toolkit to successfully manage and overcome you tinnitus.
Thanks to our extensive trusted network in the Dallas/Fort Worth healthcare community, we can also help you coordinate referrals with other qualified professionals for a full spectrum of care.
Contact us today for a tinnitus hearing evaluation and treatment consultation!