Man with Tinnitus

Learn about the causes of tinnitus & treatment options including the new AGX Tinnitus Technology


What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a medical condition characterized by persistent ringing in one or both ears that can only be heard by the affected individual. It has also been described as whistling, hissing, buzzing, or pulsing in the ear. These sounds may come and go; however, most sufferers experience symptoms 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The effects range from slight annoyance to severe disruption of everyday life. The American Tinnitus Association estimates that more than 60 million Americans suffer from tinnitus.

What Causes Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is most often a symptom of an underlying health condition, like a head or neck injury, ear infections, impacted earwax, or even side effects from certain medications or exposure to excessive noise. Tinnitus is also a common side effect of hearing loss, with measurable hearing loss reported in over 80% of tinnitus sufferers.

Tinnitus Treatment Options

Due to the personal and unique nature of each tinnitus condition, proper evaluation and specialized treatment is necessary. Although there isn’t a single cure for tinnitus, Roseburg Audiology Center audiologists are experienced at providing individual solutions on a case-by-case basis. After completing a hearing test, your audiologist may refer you to an otolaryngologist for further examination.

“Early in 2010 I was diagnosed with a slight hearing loss and tinnitus. The constant sound that I heard from my left ear caused me to be very anxious, unable to sleep at night, and disrupted my normal activities. After getting my first pair of hearing aids, I discovered I could clearly hear the many sounds I never knew I was missing. Also, now my brain tends to focus on the sounds I hear rather than on the tinnitus noise. I felt like I had my life back.”
– Cherill Tannehill, Roseburg, OR


The New AGX Tinnitus TechnologyAGX Tinnitus technology

In many cases, the distressing combination of tinnitus and hearing loss can be relieved with AGX tinnitus technology. This revolutionary combination of a noise-masking device with an amplified hearing system can restore ambient sounds and help fill Sound Voids™ to eliminate the effects of tinnitus. This is a relatively new therapy, though our patients so far are reporting excellent results.

Do you or someone you love suffer from tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)? Contact our office to speak with an audiologist or fill out the brief form below and we will respond shortly.

Learn More About Tinnitus

Listen to the Hearing Now Project podcast episode all about Tinnitus – The Phantom Auditory Menace.