Tinnitus Solutions Available from Desert Valley Audiology

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a condition in which a person perceives hearing a sound that is not actually present in their environment. It is often described as a persistent “ringing in the ears” but can really include any type of sound including a buzzing, whooshing, ticking, hissing, or even whistling. There are a variety of causes of tinnitus including hearing loss, certain health conditions, certain medications and more.


Frequently Asked Questions About Tinnitus


Hearing Loss: Doctors, audiologists and scientists have discovered that people with different kinds of hearing loss also may experience tinnitus.

Loud Noise: Too much exposure to loud noise can cause noise-induced hearing loss over time resulting in tinnitus.

Ototoxic Medicine: More than 200 medicines can cause tinnitus. If you have tinnitus and you take medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether your medicine could be involved.

Other Health Problems: Allergies, tumors, and problems in the heart and blood vessels, jaws, and neck can cause tinnitus in some people.


Diagnosing Tinnitus

Given the subjective nature of tinnitus, diagnosing for the problem is often a matter of explaining in detail what you are experiencing to an experienced audiologist. Tinnitus solutions are available to those who suffer from this frustrating condition, regardless of whether or not a hearing loss is a part of the equation. Many people find great help simply by wearing hearing aids to help with their underlying hearing loss, which takes the attention off of the intrusive sounds of tinnitus. Others who experience both a hearing loss and tinnitus prefer hearing aids with tinnitus treatment solutions which offer soothing sounds to mask the perception of tinnitus. Solutions are highly personalized based on a persons unique experience and degree of hearing loss (if any).

Our team is highly experienced with helping those in the Las Vegas and Henderson area with tinnitus. We invite you to contact our friendly team to schedule an appointment to discuss tinnitus solutions.


Did you know?

  • 1 in 10 adult Americans suffer from tinnitus.
  • 90% of Tinnitus cases occur with hearing loss.
  • Tinnitus is sometimes the first sign of a hearing loss.
  • Many patients are not offered treatment and are told to “just live with it.”
  • Tinnitus can almost always be treated and its symptoms improved.