The number one symptom of tinnitus that one should watch out or rather hear of is the sound that seems to be coming out from inside the head. But you should also bear in mind that tinnitus can also be an indication of other things or other medical condition. Hence, you should not stop on knowing the symptoms alone but go further to other possible health conditions that can and may cause tinnitus, as well as its alternative treatments. And to get the answers to these, the one person to go to is a tinnitus specialist.
How are Tinnitus Specialists Qualified?
Tinnitus specialists are medical professionals who are well educated and well trained to diagnose and treat ear-related disorders like tinnitus. An otologist-neurotologist is a physician who deals with chronic ear problems, tinnitus, facial nerve disorder, dizziness and hearing loss. An audiologist, on the other hand, is a trained healthcare professional who specializes in the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of vestibular system and auditory disorders. Also, you may refer to an otolaryngologist, a neck and head surgeon who provides and diagnoses comprehensive treatment for the nose, ears, respiratory system, head-related, neck-related disorders, throat and sinuses. This specialist performs reconstructive and plastic surgery, as well as treats hearing and larynx disorders.
They Can’t Cure You
But even with tinnitus specialists around, still you must know of the fact that complete medical cure is not yet available for tinnitus. You may hear of various tinnitus treatments but they do not totally eliminate the problem but only minimize the symptoms. This explains why a good number of individuals with tinnitus are in active search of other probable approaches apart from medical drugs to treat their condition.
Oftentimes, in cases like tinnitus, the sufferer hears noises or sounds that do not actually exist or are not present in his or her surroundings. Tinnitus is classified into two: subjective and objective. If the sound is heard only by the person with tinnitus and no one else can recognize the sound, then it is deemed as subjective tinnitus. Objective tinnitus is categorized as such when a tinnitus specialist can hear similar sound with the aid of audio instruments. However, subjective tinnitus is more prevalent compared to the objective type.
They CAN Help You Get Relief
Normally, specialists try to implement several treatments such as drugs, biofeedback, surgery, tinnitus maskers, and complementary treatments. Treatments are given based on a patient’s condition or the severity of tinnitus. Some are lucky enough to find comfort after a certain treatment while others are not fortunate enough to be relieved from the symptoms. Then again, the relief is temporary. Medical researches and programs are still ongoing to find a proper cure to tinnitus. So far, success is not yet on hand.
So if you think you are suffering from tinnitus, scout for a tinnitus specialist near you. Consult someone with the knowledge and expertise as soon as you can in order for you to be guided accordingly and you will be able to positively deal on the matter.
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