When you schedule an eye exam or
your annual
dental check-up...
Don’t forget your ears!

Tinnitus

When the ‘noises’ people hear do not have an external source, this is usually Tinnitus.

It is thought that it can be caused by various factors, although most are not fully understood. Stress has proven to be a trigger, or can make an existing problem much worse. Although rare, Ototoxic drugs can be a factor, which should be discussed with the prescribing doctor.

Since Tinnitus is brain generated, Cognitive Therapy has been effective for some patients; others have had some success with masking hearing aids that produce a ‘white noise’ effect. Mike provides information, counselling and adaptive devices for this extremely difficult problem.

Even if you can hear just fine, it is a good idea to have a hearing test.