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July 10th, 2014 | Ask an Audiologist | by Tracy Saunders

Ask an Audiologist – Is there a Cure for Tinnitus?

If you have a hearing health related question that you would like answered by an experienced professional email us at askaudiologist@hearingsolutions.ca.


Ask An Audiologist…

I got on the internet and there was an ad about a miracle cure for Tinnitus. If you could please fill me in.

Have a nice day.

Audiologist Response…

Hello,

Thank you for posting your question online.

There is no ‘cure’ for Tinnitus.

There are some products on the market that claim to cure Tinnitus, but these are mostly just health foods.

Most patients that have Tinnitus also have hearing loss. If you have Tinnitus, I always recommend getting a hearing test done. If you do have hearing loss, then wearing hearing aids helps lessen the annoyance of your Tinnitus because you will hear more sounds from the hearing aids that will help overcome the Tinnitus.

Some hearing aids even have special built-in features for Tinnitus, called ‘maskers.’

While hearing aids are not a CURE for Tinnitus, they can definitely help manage the symptoms.

Best regards,

Tracy Saunders, M.Cl.Sc., Reg. CASLPO

Tracy Saunders is a registered Audiologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario. She holds a Master’s Degree in Audiology from the University of Western Ontario and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. Tracy is currently working as an Audiologist and Trainer at Hearing Solutions.

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