Lessening the focus on Tinnitus……. By Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

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One of the goals that is important to me is to increase awareness of solutions to “lessen” the focus or negative affects tinnitus has on people. We have found, in our practices, multiple ways to effectively reduce the attention, and I speak mainly of negative attention, that ringing in the ears has on ones quality of life. When we can educate people, suffering from tinnitus, that there are ways to help, it is an achievement in itself. To work with labs that have created digital devices to reduce stress, attention, and improve a person’s day and sleep patters, we are winning!

The various means to achieve decreased affects of tinnitus is found in many hearing labs….to name a few;¬† Resound, Desyncra, Starkey, Neuromonics, Widex, Oticon, Siemens. These are approved FDA devices with ongoing data measures¬†documenting outcome success! There are countless apple and droid smart phone and device apps that allow direct streaming to digital hearing devices, allowing patients the ability to modify their tinnitus treatment. Also, as an audiologist, it’s imperative that we monitor the tinnitus treatment, wearing schedules, adjustments made throughout the day, so that we can best discuss how each and every patient is doing.

It’s great to be in the field of tinnitus management with such wonderful means to offer help.



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  1. Marie

    We have had amazing testimonies of success with tinnitus treatment.

  2. Gail Reagan

    Great information! More people need to learn about this.

  3. Joanne Upton

    Very interesting. Thank goodness for research and development which helps tremendously in making a better world.

  4. Kristie Dannemiller-Smith

    Nothing frustrates me more than when a patient is told that they have to live with their tinnitus because there is nothing that can be done. There are so many options out there to help patients deal with the constant sound on their ears/head!!

  5. Jen Subotnik

    I had never heard of Tinnitus before working here and I am so happy that here is where I learned what I know about Tinnitus. I am happy that I know there are things that can help and that it is not a hopeless, uphill battle.
    My favorite part of a Tinnitus patient’s appointment is after they have talked with one of our audiologist and they come to my window with a big smile and say things like, “that was so helpful, I am so glad I came”!

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