Tinnitus Prevention & Treatment Services

Eliminate Ringing in the Ear with ZN Audiology

Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) affects up to 20 percent of people with or without hearing loss. This irritating symptom is typically not a sign of a serious health issue, but it can affect your ability to hear, sleep, or go about your daily activities. If you have tinnitus that bothers you, make an appointment at one of our offices to be evaluated. Our audiology team can determine the severity of your tinnitus, and come up with a treatment plan to improve your symptoms. 

ZN Audiology is an independent audiology practice with offices in Brooklyn and Queens, NY. It is our mission to provide superior hearing healthcare to people of all ages, and establish a strong, long-term relationship with patients so they can rely on us throughout their lifetime. Whether you are in need of tinnitus treatment, custom hearing aids, or hearing protection, we have you covered. Request an appointment online or give us a call today to begin your journey to better hearing!

Tinnitus Diagnosis & Treatment - Brooklyn & Queens, NY

The dedicated staff at ZN Audiology are highly experienced at performing tinnitus evaluations, as well as coming up with appropriate treatments. If an evaluation reveals that you have hearing loss, we can treat your tinnitus with hearing aids or other listening devices. 

When you come in for a tinnitus evaluation, the audiologist may examine your head, neck and ears, give a standard hearing test, or a movement test. The loudness of your tinnitus can be measured using psychoacoustic matching procedures. Research has shown that tinnitus can also be triggered by anxiety, stress, or depression. You may be asked to fill out a questionnaire to assess whether or not this could be a contributing factor. Request an appointment today if you would like to be evaluated for tinnitus or any other hearing issue. 

Learn More About Tinnitus

What Is Tinnitus? 

Tinnitus is an internal sound that can be intermittent or continuous, in one or both ears. The sound produced can be either low or high-pitched. Symptoms are usually most noticeable at night or in quiet environments, and can be accompanied by hearing loss. 

Tinnitus can sound like any one of the following:

  • Ringing
  • Whistling
  • Chirping
  • Clicking
  • Screeching
  • Hissing
  • Static
  • Roaring
  • Buzzing
  • Pulsing
  • Whooshing

What Causes Tinnitus?

There are a number of factors that can lead to the development of tinnitus, including:

  • Hearing loss
  • Exposure to loud noise
  • Earwax blockage
  • Changes to the ear bone
  • Meniere's disease
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular joint dysfunction)
  • Head or neck injuries 

Does Tinnitus Go Away On Its Own?

Although tinnitus is usually temporary and can subside on its own, it can also be permanent. This depends on the cause of the tinnitus, which varies from person to person. 

What Is The Treatment For Tinnitus?

Fortunately, there are a number of treatments that can successfully reduce tinnitus symptoms:

  • Hearing aids 
  • Cochlear implants
  • Maskers
  • Ear infection treatment
  • Ear wax removal 
  • Counseling and/or medication
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