By Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D.
Tinnitus is the hearing of sound when no external sound is present. While often described as a ringing, it may also sound like a clicking, hiss, or roaring. Rarely, unclear voices or music are heard. The sound may be soft or loud, low pitched or high pitched, and appear to be coming from one ear, both ears, or from the center of the head. Such noise can be infrequent or continuous and can fluctuate in loudness. In rare situations, the tinnitus is heard as a thumping sound that synchronizes with the heartbeat. Tinnitus can vary from mild in perceived severity to a highly painful condition, and its sufferers are often desperately seeking relief from it.
Most of the time, tinnitus comes on gradually. In some people, the sound causes depression or anxiety and can interfere with concentration. Tinnitus is not a disease but a symptom that can result from a number of underlying causes. One of the most common causes is noise-induced hearing loss. Other causes include ear infections, disease of the heart or blood vessels, Ménière’s disease, brain tumors, emotional stress, exposure to certain medications, a previous head injury, earwax and other disorders.
So what can we do to treat tinnitus? At Advanced Hearing Solutions, we initially perform a comprehensive tinnitus evaluation which includes a thorough case history, questionnaires, otoscopic inspection, complete audiological evaluation, tinnitus matching, loudness matching, and residual inhibition testing. After completion of the tests, the results are reviewed and medical referrals are made if needed. Once cleared of the need for medical intervention, a comprehensive list of potential treatments is reviewed and a personalized treatment plan is created. This personalized plan may include some of the following: Hearing aids if you have a hearing loss WHICH MAY INCLUDE THE LYRIC EXTENDED WEAR HEARING AIDS (to be discussed further), tinnitus maskers, tinnitus phone apps, extensive personalized counseling, referral to a counselor, medication review, diet, lifestyle choices, sleep pillows, new device treatments, referral to ATA (american tinnitus association), TRT (tinnitus retraining therapy), CBD oil, and various other treatments.
If you are interested in learning more about tinnitus and its possible treatments, including the Lyric extended wear hearing aids, please RSVP today to join Dr. Crosby Au.D. from Advanced Hearing Solutions, at the Englewood Chamber of Commerce for a lecture on “What’s new with Tinnitus Treatment?
Dr. Crosby, Au.D. along with a special guest speaker, Alyson Hoffman, Au.D. from Phonak, the makers of the Lyric hearing aids, will discuss the benefits of the Lyric extended wear hearing aids in the treatment of tinnitus. Dr. Crosby will also discuss how she is using CBD and the latest cannabinoid CBG as a component to her Tinnitus Treatment Program and the many positive health benefits of hemp CBD/CBG oil including but not limited to:
• Tinnitus symptoms
• Chronic pain and inflammation
• Joint pain
• Sleep disorders and insomnia
• Anxiety, stress, and depression
• Skin conditions
• Weaker immune system
• Chronic diseases
Wednesday, March 18th
Englewood Chamber (meeting room)
601 S Indiana Ave, Englewood, FL 34223
RSVP By: phone or email no later than Tuesday March 17th @ noon
Advanced Hearing Solutions
Dr. Noël Crosby, Au.D., owner and audiologist at Advanced Hearing Solutions in Englewood, FL is a licensed professional whose 30 year career has been devoted to helping people of all ages hear and understand more clearly. Dr. Crosby received her BS and MS degrees from FSU and her Doctorate in Audiology from UF. Her credibility as an authority grew during her tenure as the Director of Audiology at the Silverstein Institute in Sarasota, FL from 1991-1998. Today, in addition to managing a successful audiology practice, Dr. Crosby is involved in creating hearing loss awareness through her jewelry and accessory company AuDBling.com. She has served and is serving on various professional boards and committees and was president of the Florida Academy of Audiology in 2000 and 2010. She has been married to Michael for 26 years and has one daughter.