Struggling with tinnitus? Before you can receive proper treatment, it’s important to figure out why it’s happening.
Tinnitus can be caused by:
Noise exposure is the most common cause of tinnitus worldwide. Spending a lot of time around noisy machinery or loud concerts, for example, can lead to noise-induced hearing loss. Military veterans are also an at-risk group for tinnitus due to noise exposure. It is also possible to develop hearing loss and tinnitus after exposure to loud music via headphones and earbuds.
The temporomandibular joint is a small disk in your jaw that helps you open and close your mouth. It can be damaged or malformed for several reasons, including face or neck injuries. Along with discomfort, pain, and problems with the jaw, TMJ problems can also lead to tinnitus due to proximity to the ear. In these cases, a hearing care professional might recommend that you seek help from a dentist for your TMJ syndrome. Speak with your hearing care professional if you are experiencing jaw issues and tinnitus.
Signia hearing aids have a variety of therapy options for people with tinnitus. Your hearing care professional can help you find out which one is right for you.