We first perform a thorough examination and case history to try to find the underlying cause of your tinnitus. If there are any blockages that may be causing tinnitus, we will remove them. Once this is resolved, or if this is not necessary, we will offer a treatment plan for managing your tinnitus.
An examination includes the following:
In-depth Investigation of Your Medical History - to determine existing medical conditions
Tinnitus Handicap Index Questionnaire - to determine the severity and negative impact of tinnitus
Tinnitus Functional Index Questionnaire - to determine the specific areas of everyday life that tinnitus is impacting
Otoscopy - to determine the health of the outer ear and eardrum
Micro Suction Ear Wax Removal - to remove ear wax when necessary (ear wax is a common cause of tinnitus)
Pure Tone Audiometry - full hearing assessment to establish hearing thresholds
Uncomfortable Loudness Levels - to determine sound tolerance levels
Tinnitus Pitch Matching - to determine your suitability for specific tinnitus treatments
Tinnitus Loudness Matching - to determine perceived tinnitus intensity
Tinnitus Minimum Masking Level - - to determine likely success of tinnitus habituation treatments
Residual Inhibition Test - to further determine likely success of tinnitus habituation treatments
Explanation of Test Results - to enable you to understand your condition
General Treatment Discussion - to formulate your treatment programme
A Follow-up Appointment Is Scheduled - to measure progress and determine further treatment if necessary
You will also be offered applicable self help advice and further professional treatment if necessary.
If you think you are suffering from tinnitus, contact us immediately on 0800 331 7004 to arrange an assessment.
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