I recently had a gentleman come into the Zephyrhills office of Gardner Audiology with mild to moderate hearing loss and constant tinnitus in his right ear. The hearing in his left ear was normal. He was struggling to understand his wife and at work and the tinnitus was very distracting.
Tinnitus is noise that is inside the ear or the head. Some people describe it as a ringing, buzzing, humming, or static noise. I fitted a Starkey Genesis 24 hearing aid on his right ear with Visual Hearing Scan that allows us to verify the aid is appropriately adjusted. By the end of the appointment, he commented that he hardly noticed his tinnitus.
One week later, he returned to the office and said he had not said “What?” or asked anyone to repeat all week, that his wife could set the volume on the TV and he could understand with no issues, and he rarely noticed his tinnitus when he was wearing the hearing aid! He was amazed and said he did not have any idea the positive impact the hearing aid would have on his life. He also loved all the techy Bluetooth features about the hearing aid. Bluetooth connectivity is not for everyone, and you can successfully wear hearing aids without connecting to a cell phone.
If you are struggling with hearing loss or tinnitus, call Gardner Audiology to schedule a no cost consultation. 1-800-277-1182.