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What type of Tinnitus do you suffer from?

There are 4 types of tinnitus; subjective, sensory, objective, and somatic. Subjective tinnitus This is the most common type of tinnitus, and it is often caused by exposure to loud noise. Subjective tinnitus is something only you can hear. It can come and go, and can vary in length and intensity. Tinnitus is bothersome for… [Read More]

Tinnitus relief from hearing aids

Gardner Audiology, a Tampa Bay hearing healthcare company has has approximately 10,000 patients. Many of them have obtained relief with our prescription hearing aids. Often called “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus is the perception of a sound in a person’s ears or head that has no external source. Many people with tinnitus experience a ringing,… [Read More]

Tinnitus treatment options in Tampa Bay, Florida

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ear or ears when no sound is present. It may be a ringing, buzzing, or whistling sound. It may sound like steam or crickets. Some perceive the sound to be in their ears, others feel it is in their head. Tinnitus is not a condition or disease,… [Read More]

Tinnitus Solutions in Tampa Bay

Per the American Tinnitus Associations (ATA) website: “Put simply, tinnitus is the perception of sound in the ears or head where no external source is present. Some call it “ringing in the ears” or “head noise”. Tinnitus has come to the forefront of newspapers and magazines as of late, prompting patients to come in and… [Read More]

Tinnitus solutions in Tampa Bay Part 2

Previously we discussed minerals such as magnesium or zinc, B vitamins or LipoFlavinoids for use in tinnitus relief. Today we will briefly highlight some alternative procedures such as acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy, magnets, hyperbaric oxygen, or hypnosis that are also occasionally tried. Your doctor might give you clearance to try them for tinnitus given that they… [Read More]

My Personal Experience with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is something most of us have had to deal with in some shape or form in our lives. While not all of us directly have experienced hearing loss or impairment, most of us probably know someone who has. Be it family, friends, or even co-workers, chances are that one or more people you… [Read More]

St. Petersburg Audiologist Offers A Self-Administered Evaluation of Tinnitus

The Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) is a self-administered test that I recommend to my patients. It is a way for them to evaluate the effectiveness of tinnitus treatments. The questionnaire and instructions for scoring are listed below. Everyone who suffers from tinnitus should have an audiological exam and physician exam. Craig W. Newman, PhD, with… [Read More]

St Petersburg patients ask “What causes ringing in my ear?”

I get this question from a lot of my patients. In my case, I know the cause of my tinnitus (noises in ear) is from an ear injury while I was servicing in the U.S. Navy. The ringing in my ears began immediately after that explosion and has been constantly in my head for 44… [Read More]

Ringing in Ears May Be All in Your Head. Gardner Audiology Review of American Academy of Audiology 2014 Conference in Orlando

I just returned from Orlando where I attended the Audiology Now conference. I compliment the American Academy of Audiology on its stellar success. People from around the world attended to get updates on the latest and greatest solutions for hearing loss. I was able to get a firsthand glimpse of new products and new science…. [Read More]

Origin of the Word Tinnitus

Tinnitus, from the Latin word “tinnire”, meaning to ring or tinkle like a bell, is a hearing ailment that affects over 35 million Americans. The word tinnitus is derived from the word tintinnabulation, which designates the ringing, jingling, or tinkling of bells. The English dictionary may have had the word tinnitus as early as 1685. No doubt that tinnitus… [Read More]