Are you or someone you know experiencing ringing in the ears? You are not alone! TINNITUS is pronounced either ti-NIGHT-us or TIN-i-tus. Both pronunciations are correct; the American Tinnitus Association uses ti-NIGHT-us. The word is of Latin origin, meaning "to ring or tinkle like a bell.” Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound when no external sound is present, and is often referred to as “ringing in the ears.” Tinnitus can also be described as hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping, or clicking sounds - every person suffering from tinnitus has their own variation of sound. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that more than 50 million Americans experience tinnitus. Of these, 12 million have tinnitus that is so severe that medical attention is required. Furthermore, approximately 2 million people have tinnitus that is so severely debilitating they cannot function in their daily lives.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we want to share with you all the reasons why it’s so important to bring a loved one with you to an audiologist appointment! Someone who is visiting our office is asked that they bring a spouse, significant other, or close family member or friend to the appointment for a variety of reasons. Although it’s not mandatory, it is certainly helpful. Our audiologists want to answer all your questions, and we’re sure your loved one has a few, too!
Over 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss. That is over 4 times the amount of people who live in New York City. In response to this growing number the American Academy of Audiology has launched National Audiology Awareness Month each October, and Tustin Hearing Center is here to help!
Hearing aids are like shoes. Each person needs a specific size shoe to fit their foot, and each person needs a unique hearing aid program to ensure that the hearing aid is “just right” for their needs. But how do you know what you really need in a hearing aid—not want—need? Here are five questions you should ask during a hearing appointment to make sure you’re getting a hearing aid that’s “just right” for you!
August 28, 2018 Audiology
The profession of Audiology is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with hearing loss. More than 30 million people have hearing loss. However, only 30 percent seek help. Most importantly, of those, 20 percent of them are referred by their physicians. Our goal at Tustin Hearing Center is to improve awareness and relationships in the medical community through being a resource for “hearing healthcare”. Referring your patients to us provides an extension of your medical care. We are doctors of audiology with advanced clinical degrees and training that crosses many disciplines. Our specialty is hearing loss.