Tinnitus Assessments

Comprehensive Tinnitus Assessments for Effective Management.

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the perception of ringing or buzzing in the ears when no external sound is present. It can be a distressing condition that affects your quality of life. Our comprehensive tinnitus assessments are designed to identify the volume and pitch of these sounds, providing a tailored approach to managing your condition effectively.

Why Choose a Tinnitus Assessment?

A thorough tinnitus assessment goes beyond a standard hearing test. It also tests the ultra-high frequencies that can’t be done on a standard hearing test. It not only determines the presence of hearing loss but also pinpoints the specific characteristics of your tinnitus, such as its volume and pitch. This is crucial because tinnitus can have various causes, including earwax buildup, exposure to loud noise, ear infections, and age-related hearing loss.

Common Causes of Tinnitus

Understanding the underlying causes of your tinnitus is the first step toward effective management. The most common causes include:

  • Wax buildup: Excessive earwax can block ear canals, leading to tinnitus.
  • Hearing loss: Age-related or noise-induced hearing loss can trigger tinnitus.
  • Ear infections: Infections can cause inflammation and lead to tinnitus.
  • Exposure to loud noises: Prolonged exposure to loud sounds can damage the inner ear, resulting in tinnitus.

What to Expect from Our Tinnitus Assessments

Our tinnitus assessment process is thorough and patient-focused. Here’s what you can expect:

  1. Comprehensive Hearing Assessment: We perform all the standard tests included in a regular hearing assessment to establish a baseline for your hearing abilities.
  2. Ultra-High Frequency Hearing Assessment: We test ultra-high frequencies from 8kHz up to 18kHz.
  3. Two Tinnitus Questionnaires: These detailed questionnaires help us understand the severity and impact of your tinnitus on your daily life.
  4. Tinnitus Pitch Matching Test: This test identifies the specific pitch of the tinnitus sound you hear, which is crucial for targeted treatment.
  5. Tinnitus Level Test: We measure the volume of your tinnitus to gauge its intensity.
  6. Loudness Discomfort Assessment: This test determines your tolerance levels for loud sounds, helping us customise your management plan.
  7. Explanation of Results and Recommendations: We provide a comprehensive explanation of your assessment results and recommend personalised management strategies.

Why Our Tinnitus Assessment is Essential

Performing a tinnitus assessment is essential for developing an effective treatment plan. With our comprehensive approach, we aim to:

  • Provide accurate diagnosis and understanding of your tinnitus.
  • Identify the root causes and contributing factors.
  • Develop a personalised treatment and management plan.
  • Improve your quality of life by reducing the impact of tinnitus.

Book Your Tinnitus Assessment Today

Don’t let tinnitus control your life. Our expert audiologists are here to help you manage your tinnitus effectively. Contact us today to schedule your comprehensive tinnitus assessment and take the first step towards better hearing health.

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Frequently asked questions.

Do I need a referral?

A referral is not required for a tinnitus assessment.

What are my funding options?

If you have private health insurance with extras or are a member of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), your tinnitus assessment may be funded. There are no other funding options available for a tinnitus assessment.

What causes tinnitus?

The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss. Other reasons can be due to a buildup of earwax, noise exposure and ear infections.

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