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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    How is tinnitus diagnosed?

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    Kerry Read

    Physiotherapist

    Headline Physiotherapy for the Head Neck and Jaw deals specifically with TMJ Facial Pain Headache Migraine and other musculoskeletal issues involving the cranial area. All … View Profile

    Tinnitus has a variety of causes and these should be fully investigated by an ENT specialist before a diagnosis is made. This is done by taking a history and examining you, Further tests like scans, XRays, an MRI or hearing tests may also need to be done before you can find out why you have an annoying noise in your ears.

  • Sophia John

    HealthShare Member

    If hearing loss is present, hearing aids are likely to reduce the problem. Some wearers report that hearing aids have completely alleviated their condition. Some hearing aids include a program that plays a soothing noise to reduce the annoyance of tinnitus. Another option to help people manage is the use of a Therapeutic Noise Generator, a device which looks like a hearing aid and is recommended for people with no hearing loss. It produces a blend of external sounds which stimulate fibres of the hearing nerve, helping deviate attention away from the tinnitus.

  • Kathryn Penno

    Audiologist

    Hello and Welcome, I founded the Hearing Collective to give clients one location, a collective of hearing healthcare services that are convenient and accessible. Hearing … View Profile

    Hi, From an audiological point of view the tinnitus test battery includes a detailed case history, tinnitus questionnaire(s), full audiological assessment and discussion. Tinnitus is a tricky symptom, and one we may all experience at some point in our lives. At this stage there is no cure for tinnius, however there are good solutions available once medically cleared from any medically needed interventions.

    It is important to have tinnitus investigated to ensure there are no other underlying pathologies or issues along your central or peripheral pathways. Referrals to audiologists may come from GP, ENT, Neurology and other allied health professionals. Self referral is common, however a medico is kept in the loop should you require futher medical investigation.

    Once you gain some understanding of tinnitus and your results, management is available from an audiologist should you have hearing loss, or other ear related causes of it.

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