Ringing in the ears—also known as tinnitus, is a common sensation for many Americans. So common, in fact, that at least 10% of the U.S. adult population has experienced tinnitus lasting at least 5 minutes.
But tinnitus isn’t just “ringing in the ears,” as many people often describe it. Tinnitus can also be a buzzing, hissing, roaring, or whooshing noise. This means everyone can experience tinnitus a little bit differently.
Hearing how audiologists define tinnitus, these unique noises make sense.
Simply defined, tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ear when no external noise is present. It can be caused by a wide variety of factors, including medications, exposure to loud noises, or persistent ear infections. Another cause of tinnitus, hearing loss, is estimated to affect 90% of all tinnitus patients and oftentimes goes untreated.
Thankfully, because tinnitus (and hearing loss) is common, audiologists like Amanda Kluzynski from the MedRx Hearing Center know how to help. Using a unique medical device called a “Tinnometer”, she can pinpoint exactly how your tinnitus sounds to you—all the way down to the pitch, loudness, and sound quality.
With the Tinnometer’s breakthrough technology, Dr. Kluzynski, a Board Certified Doctor of Audiology, can take your tinnitus evaluation into consideration when making treatment suggestions, such as sound therapy.
Sound therapy allows you to mask your tinnitus with a small device worn on the ear. The device produces low-level noise to mask out your specific tinnitus experience. Though it’s often difficult to communicate precisely what you’re experiencing, the Tinnometer allows Dr. Kluzynski to hear what you’re hearing in order to best help you.
Dr. Amanda Kluzynski has been a part of the MedRx hearing center for over 3 years and enjoys providing highly advanced hearing healthcare to patients throughout Largo, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater.
In addition to Dr. Kluzynski’s unmatched patient care, the MedRx Hearing Center has an advantage unlike any other hearing clinic. As part of a larger parent company, MedRx has designed, developed, and distributed audiological equipment to other hearing care providers, including our own Hearing Center.
Book a free tinnitus assessment and consultation with Dr. Amanda Kluzynski at the MedRx Hearing Center today by calling (727)584-9696.