Tinnitus is when noises are heard in the head and or ear which have no external source. It is not a disease or illness; it is a symptom generated within the hearing system. The type of sounds heard can range from a ringing, buzzing, hissing, whistling or other noises. The noise can be constant or intermittent and it can vary in volume, pitch and can present as multiply noises.
Maggie has specialised in helping people with Tinnitus throughout her 25-year career as an Audiologist and Hearing Therapist. Maggie is a professional member of the British Tinnitus Association (BTA), attends their annual conference every year and presented at the conference in 2014.
M C Hearing can offer a Tinnitus assessment appointment this will involve comprehensive history taking, Tinnitus Questionnaires, full examination of the ears, Hearing tests, explanation of possible mechanisms of Tinnitus and the controlling and maintaining factors. This will help you to understand the processes involved with your hearing and Tinnitus enabling you to manage and control the condition as soon as possible. We may discuss Hearing and or Tinnitus devices which can also aid reducing Tinnitus, sleep devices or ‘apps’ to help with sleeping with Tinnitus.
If you have recently heard Tinnitus it can be alarming and sometimes worrying, it is important to seek accurate information to help you understand what is going on. The BTA have excellent information on their website, help line, and leaflets.
You should report it to your GP if you hear it in one ear only.
BTA help line: 0800 018 0527
BTA website: www.tinnitus.org.uk
BTA online resource: “Take on Tinnitus” has been developed for people who have just begun to experience tinnitus but is also useful for anyone with the condition. www.takeontinnitus.co.uk.