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Hearing healthcare questions and answers.

Hearing FAQs

Tinnitus varies greatly from person to person. There are success stories of tinnitus going away on its own, however some people experience permanent phantom sounds in the ears. If your tinnitus is sporadic or disappears within a couple days, no further steps need to be taken. But, if tinnitus is so consistent that it affects your quality of life, you should contact us for a hearing check-up.

Yes, seasonal allergies can cause issues with your ears, including ear pain, muffled hearing, and tinnitus. Allergies and tinnitus especially can occur together but are usually temporary. If you have ear pain due to allergies, an antihistamine should help.

Unfortunately hearing loss cannot be undone. Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of loss and can not be reversed. Fortunately, hearing aids can successfully manage hearing loss and help you hear better. There are many small hearing aids that will provide you with optimal hearing so you can live your life to the fullest.

Tinnitus can be genetic. If tinnitus runs in your family, then you may be predisposed to the phantom sounds. To decrease your chances of tinnitus, you should avoid loud noises, wear hearing protection, and schedule annual hearing exams.

Many people who have tinnitus report hearing a beeping, buzzing, humming, ringing, whistling, or whooshing sound in their ears. Some people hear musical notes as well.

Yes! At Audiology of Scottsdale, we carry invisible in the canal hearing aids and Lyric devices. Both of these are the smallest hearing aids on the market and sit inside the ear canal. These small invisible hearing aids provide excellent sound quality without being noticeable.