Live music is one of the great pleasures in life. Whether you enjoy classical, jazz, or even rock, watching your favorite group perform in person is likely to leave a lasting impression.
And if you’ve been to many concerts, it’s likely that as you exited one of the venues, you noticed a ringing and/or buzzing in your ears. This isn’t uncommon and we generally don’t worry about it because we know from experience that it will decrease and eventually go away within a few hours.
But what if that ringing/buzzing never went away?
What if it persisted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year?
This is called Tinnitus and according to The National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, its affects 12.3% of men and 14% of women or about 50 million people in the United States.
To be clear, Tinnitus is not only triggered by exposure to loud sounds but can also be caused by ear infections, aging, stress, excessive earwax, high blood pressure and sensory nerve disorders.
And once Tinnitus kicks in, it can be made worse by doing things like; drinking alcohol or caffeine and taking excessive amounts of aspirin or antibiotics.
The sad truth about Tinnitus is that many people who suffer from it have suffered in relative silence because they don’t know that treatment is available. If this is you, we want to help!
If you suspect you may have Tinnitus, the first step is to come in for an evaluation. Our Doctors of Audiology are trained to recognize and treat Tinnitus and they would love to assist you in pursuing a higher quality of life.
In addition to our highly skilled team, Woodard is Iowa’s largest Widex Zen system dealer. What is Zen?
Zen is approved by the FDA for the management of Tinnitus and it has shown to be 75% effective in the reducing the effects of Tinnitus.
So if you think you may be suffering from Tinnitus and have gone without treatment, don’t spend another day suffering before coming to see us.
We refuse to settle for less than the best and we hope you will do the same.