Tinnitus: the sensation of hearing a ringing, humming, buzzing sound in the ear, without an external stimulus.

Affecting about 20% of the U.S. adult population, persistent tinnitus can greatly impact sufferers, leading to social isolation, sleep problems, exhaustion, the inability to concentrate, anxiety and depression.

Tinnitus often accompanies hearing loss. Other causes include:

  • Stress
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • Caffeine and alcohol consumption
  • Aspirin and certain antibiotics
  • Frequent ear infections.

Discovering and eliminating its cause sometimes eradicate the condition. But if that wasn’t an option, tinnitus treatment and management didn’t exist in the past. And while there is still no cure for the condition, there are now tinnitus treatment techniques and new technology that can help ease your symptoms.

At Manatee Ear Center, serving patients in Bradenton, Florida and the surrounding communities, we can help you stop suffering. We offer a tinnitus treatment program, incorporating Widex Zen Therapy (WZT), to help ease your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Widex Zen Therapy for tinnitus treatment works by using barely audible chime-like tones, allowing you to focus on these sounds, thus making the ringing/buzzing/humming sounds less noticeable. It can be customized to your own personal preferences and is available with various settings and six different musical tones.

Many people with tinnitus find themselves in a vicious cycle: anxiety which leads to insomnia, which can increase the perception of tinnitus symptoms, causing more anxiety and so on. We recommend counseling as part of your tinnitus treatment program. Learning coping skills and having an objective outlet for stress may help you reduce the tension and anxiety that often accompany tinnitus.

Are you in the Sarasota or Manatee County, Florida area and suffering from tinnitus? Find relief at Manatee Ear Center. Schedule an appointment today!