By Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Services
As Tinnitus Treatments improve, Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Center provides tips to find the right support for those who suffer with the often debilitating condition of “Ringing Ears”.
Tinnitus is often described as buzzing, ringing, hissing, humming, roaring, or whistling that someone hears in the absence of any external sound. More than 50 million people in the United States alone suffer from the condition, according to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA).
As with many health conditions, finding appropriate support can be critical to the quality of a tinnitus sufferer’s quality of life, says John Hoglund BC-HIS, ACA of Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Center. Developing tinnitus can be more than bothersome. Individuals’ reactions to the tinnitus perception can range from mild annoyance to anxiety, depression, insomnia and other medical issues. People often report feelings of hopelessness and despair, because they feel helpless and alone. “Finally, we can offer a message of HOPE for the Tinnitus Patient!
He offers five suggestions to help tinnitus sufferers find the support they need:
1. Be good to yourself. Tinnitus has auditory, neurological and emotional elements that can affect many areas of life. Stress can actually “fuel” Tinnitus, which then can increase stress, creating a vicious escalation of the condition.
3. Educate yourself. Tinnitus has several causes, and affects each person differently. Today, more effective and reliable treatments are available. The more a tinnitus sufferer understands the condition, and keeps current with the field, the greater the chances of dealing with the condition and making it less bothersomeEducate others. Family members, friends, co-workers and associates all can benefit from understanding tinnitus and its effects. Most people will be supportive if they understand the particular conditions that may be difficult for a tinnitus sufferer. We offer a comprehensive Tinnitus Seminar at local Perkins Restaurants throughout the region, please visit www.hoglundfamilyhearing.com/education-seminars for more details about these extremely popular educational seminars!
4. Consider a support group. A more formal support group – whether in-person or online – can truly understand an individual’s struggles with tinnitus, offer compassion, companionship and copying strategies. A support group also can be helpful in sharing information and resources. In many cases, Physicians, Audiologists or other qualified health professionals will facilitate groups. The ATA’s Support Network has Tinnitus Support Groups throughout North America, as well as individual volunteers. “You are not alone”, John states, “There are again approximately 50 million Tinnitus Sufferers in the United States!” “We applaud and support the outstanding work of the ATA Network”
5. Obtain counseling. For some individuals, a licensed therapist or counselor can help with techniques to make tinnitus symptoms less bothersome, and with effects of tinnitus such as anxiety and depression. Finding an Audiology Center that takes a special interest in Tinnitus Cases is CRITICAL to getting answers about your condition!
To learn more about available treatment options, you may schedule a confidential FREE TINNITUS CONSULTATION and you will receive a FREE Copy of “The Consumer’s Guide to Tinnitus Relief” and a Full Hearing Test is also included.!
“Knowledge is Power” when it comes to dealing with any health issue. Hoglund Family Hearing and Audiology Center tries to support Tinnitus Sufferers by bringing highly acclaimed Tinnitus Speakers to Southwest Florida throughout the year as part of their popular “Lunch and Learn” Lecture Series. These meetings are designed to give Patients new insights as to the vast array of new treatments that have often dramatically improved the condition and helped a large percentage of Tinnitus Sufferers get relief from the head noises and lead more normal lives.
This month, Dr. Susan DeBondt will be back to Southwest Florida for a series of SEVEN Tinnitus Lectures January 27th through January 31st. There is NO CHARGE for these Seminars and Lunch will be provided to all attendees! PLEASE join your loved one to learn how you can help, and to learn how other families have found HOPE and HELP with this confusing and frustrating condition.
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Cape Coral, FL 33990