The Common Symptoms and Causes of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is commonly known as a symptom for about 75% of ear-related diseases. Generally, tinnitus is perceived as ringing in the ears when there is no external source of sound. But in reality, tinnitus is much more than that and can also include noises such as roaring, buzzing, hissing, whistling and pounding. If you hear these sounds at night when you are trying to sleep, or in a calm and quiet place, it’s likely that you have tinnitus. Like all symptoms, the severity of tinnitus will vary greatly by individual. Meaning that while tinnitus might not be unbearable for you, it could be quite the opposite for someone else.

Wondering how you got tinnitus in the first place? It’s estimated that roughly 37% of adult Canadians experience tinnitus to some degree. While it can be caused by various events, tinnitus is most commonly the cause of exposure to loud noises, aging, ear infections and ear damage caused by ototoxic drugs. If you think you have tinnitus, contact NexGen Hearing for a thorough assessment and diagnosis.


Getting Tinnitus Treatments in British Columbia

Being that tinnitus is a symptom and not a disorder, the first step of tinnitus treatment is a proper assessment and diagnosis of your tinnitus. Before we can find a solution and treatment for your tinnitus, we look at the underlying cause of this invasive, overwhelming symptom.

When you choose NexGen Hearing for your tinnitus treatment in BC, we work hard to identify and treat the disorder which is causing your tinnitus. As tinnitus is often the cause of hearing loss from aging or loud noises, our audiologists will perform a hearing aid fitting and consultation session to best discuss your hearing needs, goals and options. If you are concerned about your tinnitus, book a free, no-obligation consultation at your nearest NexGen Hearing clinic.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The timeline can vary somewhat from one manufacturer of hearing aids to another, and it can also depend on current inventory and wait times, etc. When you are ready to make your hearing aid purchase, one of our NexGen Hearing specialists will advise the approximate timeline to get your hearing aid(s) as well as building in time for fitting and adjustment.

When you visit the BC NexGen Hearing centre near you and speak with one of our hearing specialists, she or he will advise on the hearing aid or hearing devices that will work best for your specific hearing needs and goals. We stand by all the hearing aid manufacturers and brands offered at NexGen Hearing centres, but we don’t necessarily have a preference for one – it really depends on your situation and how we can best help you hear better.

The hearing aid specialists at NexGen Hearing clinics in BC want you to feel comfortable and be happy about hearing the sounds of your world. When the hearing aid or hearing devices first come into the clinic from the manufacturer, we will meet with you for fitting and make adjustments as needed. Should you at any point feel less than comfortable with your hearing aid(s), don’t hesitate to get in touch with a NexGen Hearing clinician or hearing aid specialist so that we can help you get a better fit for your hearing device(s).

At NexGen Hearing, we are proud to offer a 90-day trial period for your new hearing aids, with no money down for 21 days. If you are not satisfied with your purchase at the end of this trial, 100% of your money will be refunded.

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