Tinnitus, a persistent and annoying ringing sensation in the ears, is one of the most common, yet frustrating audiological conditions many patients face. In fact, according to the American Tinnitus Association, as many as 2 to 3 million people cannot function “normally” on a day-to-day basis due to their tinnitus.
Associated Audiologists Can Diagnose and Manage Your Tinnitus
At Associated Audiologists, we have a comprehensive Tinnitus/Sound Sensitivity Program to assist in diagnosing and managing care for individuals who have tinnitus. The program’s services are provided by Susan Smittkamp, Au.D., Ph.D., FAAA, tinnitus specialist. Dr. Smittkamp uses the most sophisticated technology available in the greater Kansas City area to diagnose and manage these patients’ disorders.
For some patients with tinnitus, hearing aids can provide a good solution, but for the most complex cases, more sophisticated management may be necessary.
Associated Audiologists offers the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment, which uses modified music to reduce tinnitus awareness and disturbance, and facilitate habituation.
Our tinnitus treatment specialist, Dr. Smittkamp, also treats patients with hyperacusis, a disorder of loudness perception, and misophonia, the dislike of specific sounds. Both of these conditions may be caused by a dysfunction of the central auditory system in the brain.
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