Tinnitus Assessment And Counselling
At Oxford Hearing Centre, we provide thorough Tinnitus Assessments and Counselling designed to help you manage this common but often misunderstood condition. Our approach is personalised, taking into account your specific experience of tinnitus. Utilising state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, we assess the nature and impact of your tinnitus, providing a detailed understanding of your hearing health. Our team is here to guide you, explaining the intricacies of tinnitus and personalising potential management strategies. Begin your journey to better hearing health with Oxford Hearing Centre’s comprehensive Tinnitus Assessments and Counselling.
Tinnitus Assessments & Counselling
What to Expect
Your Tinnitus Assessment and Retraining experience begins with a detailed discussion about your specific tinnitus symptoms and their impact on your daily life. We then conduct an in-depth auditory examination using advanced audiology technology to evaluate the characteristics and severity of your tinnitus. This includes frequency and pitch matching tests, among others. Once the evaluation is complete, we will provide a thorough explanation of the results and discuss appropriate management strategies. If required, we offer a comprehensive retraining program aimed at helping you adapt and live comfortably with tinnitus. With us, you’re not just receiving an assessment; you’re embarking on a journey towards better auditory health.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I schedule a tinnitus assessment at Oxford Hearing Centre?
To schedule a tinnitus assessment with us, simply give us a call or visit our ‘Contact‘ page on our website. We’ll then assist you in finding a suitable appointment time and guide you through any preliminary steps that may be necessary.
Can I bring someone with me to my tinnitus assessment appointment?
If you wish you can have someone with throughout the examination and consultation.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a condition where individuals perceive a sound that does not originate from an external source. It can be more specifically described as a ‘phantom auditory perception’, that originates along the auditory pathway.
How common is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is relatively common. Roughly 1 in 3 people experience it occasionally, but for some, it can be more persistent. Around 6 million adults in the UK deal with constant, mild tinnitus, equating to about 10% of the population. The condition affects 70% of people with hearing loss, 30% of individuals over 70 years of age, and 1% of people under 45.
What does tinnitus sound like?
Tinnitus can produce a variety of sounds, varying from person to person. Some describe it as a hiss, buzzing, ringing, or whistling, while others may hear a clicking, pulsing, or rushing sound. In some instances, it might even sound like music or a combination of several sounds and tones.
Can my tinnitus go away?
Tinnitus can vary in its persistence. Some people may experience it only briefly or occasionally, while for others, it can be a constant presence. The severity and persistence of tinnitus can often be managed through various methods such as stress reduction, use of calming sounds, or specialised hearing aids.
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