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!
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!
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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.
Instead of being taken by the newest “tinnitus curing” gadget, consult with our tinnitus care experts by submitting a request for a callback. We’ll listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and schedule an appointment for an assessment and treatment for your condition.
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