Learn about the causes of tinnitus & treatment options including the new AGX Tinnitus Technology

What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a medical condition characterized by persistent ringing in one or both ears that can only be heard by the affected individual. It has also been described as whistling, hissing, buzzing, or pulsing in the ear. These sounds may come and go; however, most sufferers experience symptoms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The effects range from slight annoyance to severe disruption of everyday life. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that more than 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus.

What Causes Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is most often a symptom of an underlying health condition, like a head or neck injury, ear infections, impacted earwax, or even side effects from certain medications or exposure to excessive noise. Tinnitus is also a common side effect of hearing loss, with measurable hearing loss reported in over 80% of tinnitus sufferers.

Tinnitus Treatment Options

Due to the personal and unique nature of each tinnitus condition, proper evaluation and specialized treatment is necessary. Although there isn’t a single cure for tinnitus, Fauquier Hearing Services can help. Our specialists are extremely successful at improving quality of live for tinnitus sufferers through development of individualized treatment plans and solutions that remove the annoyance and frustration of tinnitus. We use a combination of best practice approaches for your tinnitus care. Our program follows the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Tinnitus developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. We are a Gold Member of the American Tinnitus Association. Dr. Markva is also certified by the Tinnitus Practitioners Association for advance tinnitus care.

Fauquier Hearing Tinnitus Support Group

Fauquier Hearing Services Tinnitus Support Group in Partnership with American Tinnitus Association for Monthly meetings – every 3rd Thursday of the month.

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Other Treatment Options

Our professionals will also evaluate other treatment options with you, including Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). Tinnitus Retraining Therapy combines low-level, steady background sounds played through a device with intensive counseling. TRT is an involved process that can take 12 to 24 months to reduce the effects of tinnitus.

The New AGX Tinnitus TechnologyAGX Tinnitus technology

In many cases, the distressing combination of tinnitus and hearing loss can be relieved with AGX tinnitus technology. This revolutionary combination of sound therapy and amplification can restore ambient sounds and help fill Sound Voids™. When paired with education and other components of our program, our patients report excellent results.

If you would like more information on the New AGX Tinnitus Technology, please call 540-724-0086 or fill out the brief form below.

Do you or someone you love suffer from tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)? Contact our practice to speak with an audiologist or fill out the brief form below.