Duke audiologists provide comprehensive evaluation and management options to people who experience tinnitus. Our goal is to reduce tinnitus awareness and disturbance and improve your quality of life.
Tinnitus is the perception of sound heard in your ears or inside your head that is not from an outside source. The sounds are often described as ringing, chirping, buzzing, hissing, whistling, or humming.
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Tests for Tinnitus
Our audiologists conduct a thorough evaluation of your tinnitus and recommend the most appropriate treatment for your condition.
What to Expect During Your Evaluation Appointment
If you have not undergone a comprehensive hearing test within the last six months, we will perform an updated exam, which includes measuring your ultra-high frequency hearing thresholds.
The 90-minute appointment also includes a questionnaire, measuring your tinnitus pitch and volume, and counseling to discuss how to manage your condition. Masking techniques (i.e., attempting to cover your tinnitus with other sounds) will help us determine whether sound therapy can reduce your tinnitus awareness and disturbance.
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