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Tinnitus Hearing Test - Ringing or Buzzing in the Ears

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Some people hear hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping or clicking rather than ringing.

Often referred to as "ringing in the ears", tinnitus is a medical term for the perception of sound in one or both ears when no external sound can be detected by others. Some people who suffer from tinnitus hear hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping, or clicking rather than ringing. Tinnitus can be intermittent or constant with single or multiple tones, and its perceived volume can range from subtle to intense.

In many cases the cause of tinnitus cannot be determined. There are many potential catalysts that are known to trigger or worsen tinnitus:

  • accumulation of earwax
  • exposure to loud sounds
  • head or neck injuries
  • problems with blood circulation
  • jaw misalignment
  • ear or sinus infections certain types of tumors
  • cardiovascular disease
  • certain medications

The majority of people who suffer from tinnitus also have hearing loss.

While there are no cures, there are solutions to help you manage tinnitus symptoms:

  • Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
  • Sound generators create a type of "white noise" sound that distracts your brain from the ringing or buzzing sounds, which can reduce their intensity.
  • Some specialized hearing instruments are designed with features that help to provide relief from tinnitus.

We specialize in assisting individuals with severe tinnitus and provide comprehensive tinnitus evaluation. Caall us today to schedule your personal tinnitus hearing test.

Dr. Hinkle did a very good job explaining his findings. He spent a lot of time explaining the devices and adapting them to my hearing deficiency. I am very satisfied with Dr. Hinkle’s' office services. Nice staff. Very nice medical help. I will remain his patient. Very satisfied.

In the past I advised my sister in law to see Dr. Hinkle. She did and was satisfied. I do not hesitate to recommend Dr. Hinkle's services."

- Dr. Raul Oviedo, M.D., Elkton, VA

I have been very happy their service, cooperation and cheerful attitude. I would highly recommend that a friend go to their office and let Dr. Hinkle and his staff talk them through ALL the steps they should follow. I know they will not be "high pressured" into doing something they don't need. I also would tell them: 'You will like these people.'"

— - Bill Blessing, Charlottesville, VA

I am now on my second set of hearing aids and very pleased with the hearing aids and the support of Dr. Hinkle and his staff. Hearing aids are an experience but well worth the investment if you have a problem. You would be pleased with the services of Dr. Hinkle and his staff."

- Warren French Jr., Woodstock, VA

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