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Tinnitus Management

tinnitus management and help high wycombe bucksWhile Tinnitus is a fairly common problem, and while there is no cure, there are several effective methods to reduce the impact.  Since Tinnitus is a symptom of a problem, the first thing you should do, is to try to find out the underlying cause. You should have a medical examination with special attention given to checking factors associated with Tinnitus. A full hearing evaluation can identify hearing loss that may be associated with the Tinnitus.

Tinnitus can be associated with conditions that occur at all levels of the Auditory System. Some of these conditions are:
•    Impacted wax (external ear)
•    Ear infection
•    Middle ear tumors
•    Otosclerosis
•    Vascular problems (circulation disorders)
•    Ménière’s disease
•    Ototoxic medications (more than 200 medicines can cause tinnitus)
•    Noise-induced hearing loss (inner ear)
•    At the central level—the eighth cranial (auditory) nerve

 

In light of the latest lockdown restrictions in the UK we are changing the way will be providing hearing aid and ear wax removal services until further notice. Given the current infection rates locally we are limiting all face-to-face contact to by-appointment only.

There is a social responsibility for us all to stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary, until at very least the end of January. Please do not attend the clinic without an appointment or without contacting us prior to attending, emergency appointments will only be provided once we have triaged your need by phone.

Where we deem it an emergency, we will assign you a specific appointment time, any bookings will need to be paid for prior to attendance. Subsequently any cancellations are subject to our 72-hour cancellation policy.

Appointment times have been further lengthened in order to allow us time to complete our additional safety procedures. We have introduced the use of fogging equipment between appointments in order to disinfect all surfaces and air completely, to ensure the maximum safety for our patients and staff. Emergency wax removal appointments are therefore subject to a temporary price increase to take into account the additional safety measures required due to the aerosol generating nature of microsuction equipment.