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Happy New Year 2018!

Don’t waste more time and call our office to schedule an appointment for a hearing test now!

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⇒⇒⇒ Please Note Our Hours For The Holidays

Our Office will be closed Monday, December  25th, 2017 to

Monday, January 1st, 2018

We will resume regular business Tuesday, January 2nd. 2018

Happy Holiday for Valley Hearing Aid & Optical   

November 29, 2017 Tinnitus0

What is Tinnitus?

tin·ni·tus [“TIN-it-us”, “tin-NITE-us”]

Noun Pathology

A constant or intermittent sound heard in the ears and/or head that does not have an outside source, often described as ringing, humming, or buzzing

  • Tinnitus IS real, not imagined
  • Tinnitus is NOT a disease
  • It is a symptom of a malfunction,
    occurring anywhere within the
    hearing system

Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

  • Majority of individuals with tinnitus have some degree of hearing loss
  • BUT tinnitus and hearing loss are not mutually exclusive

What Causes Tinnitus?

The exact physiological cause is currently unknown! However, there are likely sources:

  • Hearing loss
  • Noise trauma
  • Head and neck injury/trauma
  • Medications

How Does tinnitus Affect People?

Research supports that self-reported tinnitus problems tend to fall into the following categories:

  • Sleep
  • Hearing
  • Emotion
  • Concentration