Treatment Options for Tinnitus

Whilst there is no cure for tinnitus there are several tinnitus management strategies to help make the life of the patients easy.

Before suggesting treatment options for your tinnitus, your audiologists will first get to understand your problem, ear health, and hearing history. The audiologist will offer tinnitus treatment options after evaluating your hearing.

Tinnitus treatment options comprise the following:

Sound enrichment: Normally, patients are more aware of their Tinnitus when the environment is quiet, for instance, at bedtime. Diverting your attention from your problem by the introduction of music around you is termed sound enrichment. This remedy aids in masking the tinnitus noise.

Changed diet: Healthy and low salt diet, non-inclusion of alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine will often reduce Tinnitus awareness.

Exercise: Regular exercise enhances the release of feel-good hormones, which can also help lead to a relaxed and restful sleep and lessen fatigue.

You can consult any of our tertiary-qualified audiologists through an appointment at one of our Narre Warren, Richmond, Huonville, or Bellerive clinics to discuss a Tinnitus treatment option best suited to your condition.


Safe Removal of Earwax

The development of earwax is a natural phenomenon and is for safeguarding and moisturizing your ear canal skin. Endowed with antibacterial and soothing attributes, it also prevents dirt and dust from entering deep down into your ear. In normal circumstances, earwax cleans itself off your ear. But sometimes, it does not.

Sometimes, the earwax builds up, and assistance is required. Following are some of the reasons leading to earwax build-up:

  • When ear canals are narrow
  • When you are using earplugs or hearing aids
  • With age, the occurrence of dried wax is more

During the above situations, earwax fails to reach the outer ear and instead, begins accumulating in the ear canal and causes a possible ear blockage.

At Eastern Audiology, our professionally trained Audiologists offer safe, effective, and gentle treatment options for earwax removal. Micro suction or /and curette are two such methods.

Under micro-suction, a small vacuum with low pressure is used for the safe and gentle removal of debris along with wax from the ear canal. Extra wax on the outer area or any object is scooped out of the ear canal with the aid of a small scoop called a curette.

At Eastern Audiology, we never offer water irrigation or syringes as a treatment for earwax removal. You can call on 1300 090 701 for an appointment at any of our clinics close to you in Richmond & Narre Warren in Victoria or Bellerive & Huonville in Tasmania.