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Crickets, Locusts, Ringing… Just Make It Stop!

By Belinda Gonzales, Owner, NuSound Hearing Center

RingingTinnitus is commonly described as a ringing in the ears but can often sound like crickets, locusts, hissing, buzzing and many others. Tinnitus can be heard constantly or intermittently and may be in one or both ears. It may be soft or loud and may present itself in different pitches.

About Tinnitus
If you hear noises in your ears, you are in good company, according to the American Tinnitus Association. In the United States, roughly 10 percent of the adult population experience tinnitus. This is not a disease. Tinnitus is typically a symptom of some type of auditory system problem and is quite often the first indicator of hearing loss. But it can also be caused by a number of other health conditions including diseases of the heart, brain tumors, ear or sinus infections, and more. Many drugs are also known to cause tinnitus.

Complimentary Tinnitus Assessment
If you have ringing in your ears, please visit with your physician to ensure that there are no underlying health concerns. If there is no medical condition found to be causing the tinnitus, then scheduling a complimentary tinnitus assessment with NuSound Hearing Center would be a great next step in your tinnitus journey.

NuSound partners with your primary care physician as well as an exceptional team of audiologists and other medical professionals to give you the very best in hearing health care. Our professionals are committed to staying trained and informed in the latest tinnitus advancements. NuSound’s staff knows that tinnitus can be life altering and has systems in place to help you cope.

Your complimentary tinnitus assessment will include a complete medical and family history as well as a complete audiometric evaluation, including speech discrimination and bone conduction tests. NuSound’s staff will then counsel you and your family members on your next best course of action.

Treatment Options
Individuals with hearing loss often ask if hearing aids will enhance the tinnitus. Many patients find that the ringing lessens when they are wearing their devices. A smaller percentage of users state that the ringing is totally undetectable. There is no cure for tinnitus, but the better you hear, the less you may notice the ringing. Hearing aids are only one of many treatment option choices. Each patient’s treatment plan will be customized for their individual needs.

Amazing Medical Advancements
We live in a fascinating world of amazing medical advancements for tinnitus and hearing loss. At NuSound Hearing Center, we know that few things are more important than being able to fully hear the precious sounds that you cherish. If you or a loved one has been experiencing hearing loss, ringing in the ears or other difficulties in understanding speech, please take the first step toward better health and call NuSound Hearing Center today.

NuSound Hearing Center has offices in both Overland Park and Topeka, offering thousands an opportunity for the most advanced technologies. In Overland Park, call 913-232-7754; in Topeka, call 785-783-8121.

Exceeding Your Expectations
At NuSound, we strive to exceed your expectations at every visit. You will know that we are different the minute you walk through the door.

NuSound Hearing Center…
Improving Lives One Ear At A Time

NuSound Hearing Center
www.NuSoundHearing.com

Overland Park,
KS Office:
6700 W 121st Street,
Suite 300A
Overland Park, KS 66209
913.232.7754

Topeka,
KS Office:
5950 SW 28th Street,
Suite A
Topeka, KS 66614
785.783.8121

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