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Assessment of Tinnitus

Specifically for tinnitus assessment we carry out an interview with a tinnitus questionnaire to grade the impact and severity of the tinnitus.

Our tinnitus assessment starts with a detailed history and complete hearing evaluation including : Puretone Audiometry, Tympanometry, Acoustic Reflexes, Otoacoustic Emissions, Speech Discrimination. Tinnitus pitch and loudness matching can also be carried out.

We go through the results with you and advise on an appropriate individual treatment plan. Often further specialist referral is recommended such as ENT, neurology or other specialists.

Tinnitus is a problem when the process of habituation for some reason does not happen naturally. Habituation is the process through which your brain perceives something new and adapts to it, e.g. when you start wearing a watch, you will be aware of it until you get used to it, after a while you will not notice it anymore.

For those with chronic tinnitus, the tinnitus related neural signal is continually active at subconscious levels. Cannot usually eliminate symptoms of severe tinnitus but can reduce effects so person gains quality of life.

Further questionnaires allow us to evaluate the effectiviness of the tinnitus treatment.

Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of external auditory stimulation, it most commonly presents as a high-pitched noise.

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Assessment of Tinnitus

Assessment of Tinnitus

Specifically for tinnitus assessment we carry out an interview with a tinnitus questionnaire to grade the impact and severity of the tinnitus.

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Tinnitus Management

Tinnitus Management

People are often surprised to know that there are many effective ways to treat tinnitus so it is no longer bothersome for them, however there no cure to eliminate tinnitus completely.

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First Consultant Approved Service in Ireland

Higher standards of audiological and customer care are assured in a Consultant Approved Service. We were delighted to be accredited as the first Consultant Approved Service in Ireland, external international assessors audited all aspects of our service which gives you the reassurance that we always follow best international practice.