Alaska’s Only Full Service Tinnitus Management

If you have been experiencing a ringing, buzzing, or humming sound in your ears, you’ll know just how frustrating and debilitating this can be. Nothing can stop you from hearing the life that you love more than a continuous high-pitched sound that prevents you from being able to enjoy those special moments.

As Alaska’s only full-service tinnitus management practice, our team is trained on how to address hearing and tinnitus challenges through a methodical management process. Masking is not tinnitus management.

Many hearing care providers promise that hearing aids are the only solution, the truth is that in many cases, they are not. Hearing aids are often an aspect of tinnitus management but they are not a stand-alone solution. We utilize Sound Therapy and a holistic approach to tinnitus management. This method doesn’t just hide your tinnitus, it helps you habituate to your tinnitus so you can successfully manage it in your everyday life.

Whether you have had tinnitus challenges for a long time or you’re experiencing them for the first time, we strongly encourage you to schedule a consultation with us. We look forward to the opportunity to participate on your road to tinnitus relief!

Dr. Emily McMahan with the Lenire Tinnitus Treatment Device

What Causes Tinnitus?

The prevailing theory surrounding why individuals with a hearing loss experience tinnitus symptoms is the Central Gain Theory.

Proponents of this theory argue that tinnitus is the result of your brain adapting and creating sounds that are no longer received through the normal hearing process.

Similar to “phantom limb” experiences in amputees, tinnitus is a neurological response by your brain to replace missing sound stimulation.

How Does Alaska Hearing and Tinnitus Center Treat Tinnitus?

We use a holistic approach to our patient care and implement Sound Therapy protocols. These are well-established tools and treatment techniques that are capable of reducing the perceived burden of tinnitus. Our team recommends the most advanced instruments and techniques available to best serve our patients.

Through perseverance and continuous support from our trained Audiologists, we are able to decrease the severity of the condition and nullify the debilitating effects of tinnitus.

How Can We Help

The bad news about tinnitus is that it cannot be cured, but the good news is that it can be successfully managed. Audiologists, scientists, and other healthcare professionals have developed a variety of methodologies and treatment options to help patients find relief from its effects.

Because the experience varies from one individual to another, patients do not benefit from a “one size fits all” approach. Our Audiologists are trained to utilize a variety of treatment methods that are individualized to each patient.

Options for managing tinnitus typically include:

  • Medication Therapy (to handle symptoms of stress and anxiety as well as lack of sleep)
  • Sound Therapy (to disrupt the neural signal from tinnitus)
  • Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (uses habituation therapy for tinnitus retraining)
  • The Sound Pillow® Sleep System (relaxes the body and slows down the brain to promote sustainable sleep)
  • Hearing Aids (corrects hearing loss and able to provide sound therapy)
  • Alternative Therapies (psychological counseling, biofeedback, and relaxation techniques that interrupt the contribution of stress and anxiety to the condition)

Great experience all around! I’ve had tinnitus for years and Dr. Emily was able to give me hope and much-needed help!! Thanks also to the rest of the staff… so friendly and helpful! I highly recommend Alaska Hearing & Tinnitus Center!

Beth & Gary

#1 – How do I know if I have tinnitus?

The most common symptoms of tinnitus include ringing in your ears, buzzing, humming, or other noises that appear to be originating from within your ears or head. If you’re experiencing these symptoms and they are affecting your quality of life, it’s advisable to consult with a tinnitus specialist in Anchorage or a professional near your location for an evaluation.

#2 – Is tinnitus permanent?

Tinnitus can be either temporary or permanent. For some people, tinnitus is transient and may resolve itself on its own, particularly if it is triggered by loud noise exposure. For others, particularly people with tinnitus who have had prolonged exposure to loud noises or have an age-related hearing loss, the condition may be more persistent.

#3 – What are the common triggers for tinnitus?

Common triggers for tinnitus include exposure to loud noises, earwax blockage, changes in hearing, stress, and certain medications. Pulsatile tinnitus could be triggered by vascular conditions and requires a different set of treatment options.

#4 – Can stress make tinnitus worse?

Yes, stress can exacerbate tinnitus symptoms, making them more noticeable and harder to ignore. Stress management techniques are often included in a comprehensive tinnitus treatment in Anchorage or other locations.

#5 – Are there natural remedies for tinnitus?

There are natural approaches aimed at reducing tinnitus, such as herbal supplements, acupuncture, and dietary changes. However, the effectiveness of these methods hasn’t been clinically proven. It’s important to consult with a tinnitus specialist to explore all your treatment options.

#6 – What should I expect during a tinnitus evaluation?

During a tinnitus evaluation, your medical history will be reviewed and various tests may be conducted, including hearing tests and imaging studies. The impact of tinnitus on your daily life may also be assessed. These evaluations are conducted by audiologists or tinnitus specialists and may also include the use of sound generators to gauge the nature of your tinnitus.

#7 – How long does tinnitus treatment take?

The length of tinnitus treatment can vary widely depending on the individual and the underlying cause. Some patients with tinnitus find relief quickly through hearing aids or sound therapy, while others may require a longer, more holistic approach to make their tinnitus less noticeable.

#8 – Is tinnitus linked to hearing loss?

Yes, tinnitus is often linked to hearing loss. The lack of auditory stimulation due to hearing loss can cause the brain to generate its own noise, leading to tinnitus. Using hearing aids is one way to treat tinnitus for those with a hearing impairment.

#9 – Can tinnitus be cured?

As of now, there is no definitive cure for tinnitus, but there are multiple tinnitus treatment options aimed at reducing the symptoms or making them less disruptive to your life. Tinnitus treatment in Anchorage, for instance, includes various methods like sound therapy, medication, and even psychological counseling to improve the quality of life for those suffering from tinnitus.

Experts in Lenire: The Leading Edge in Tinnitus Treatment

We are proud to offer our patients the most advanced tinnitus management solutions available, including the groundbreaking Lenire tinnitus treatment system. As Alaska’s top provider and the number one Lenire specialist in the United States, Dr. Emily E McMahan brings unparalleled expertise and a deep commitment to those suffering from tinnitus.

Lenire has emerged as a revolutionary approach to tinnitus management, combining bimodal neuromodulation technology with personalized treatment plans to significantly reduce tinnitus symptoms. This innovative system utilizes a dual-stimulation method involving auditory and tongue stimulation to encourage the brain to divert attention away from tinnitus sounds. The result is a remarkable improvement in tinnitus perception, allowing patients to experience a significant reduction in their symptoms.

What sets Lenire apart is not just its unique technology but also the evidence backing its effectiveness. Clinical trials have shown that Lenire can provide meaningful relief for a significant number of users, making it a beacon of hope for those who have struggled to find solutions for their tinnitus.

By choosing Alaska Hearing & Tinnitus Center for your Lenire treatment, you’re benefiting from Dr. McMahan’s expert care and the comprehensive support of our entire team. Our holistic approach ensures that each patient receives a tailored treatment plan designed to meet their specific needs and lifestyle.

If you’re ready to take the next step toward managing your tinnitus and improving your quality of life, we invite you to learn more about Lenire and how it can be part of your personalized treatment plan. Let us help you find the relief you’ve been seeking.

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Tinnitus often creates confusion and frustration, but it is manageable and we are here to help. Unfortunately, there are plenty of unsubstantiated claims relating to a wide range of products, treatments, services, and dietary practices designed to treat tinnitus but without any clinically proven evidence.

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