A tinnitus assessment will include a detailed hearing assessment (pure tone audiogram, impedance audiometry, otoacoustic emissions) and tinnitus evaluation (loudness and pitch matching, minimum masking levels and loudness discomfort levels). Our audiologists will also request for you to complete the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI) questionnaire, to further understand the disturbance of Tinnitus caused to daily life and mental health. In some cases, a speech test may also be conducted.
The data obtained from tinnitus assessment will be used to assess what treatment and management options are suitable for the patient, such as Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT).
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
TRT is a method aimed at habituating the negative body reactions induced by tinnitus, and reducing the perception of the tinnitus signal itself. TRT consists of 2 core components: counseling and sound therapy. Therapy is patient focused and tailored to each individual.
Please do not hesitate to contact ENT Laser Audiologists to obtain more information about TRT.
Tinnitus Related Products
This pillow is used to improve sleep quality by generating sounds to alleviate tinnitus symptoms.
Ear-level Sound Generators
These generators are suitable for those with more severe tinnitus symptoms and an Audiologist’ prescription is required. Combined devices (generators with dual hearing aid functions) can also be beneficial to individuals with hearing loss.
Desk-top Sound Generator
This device is used to alleviate tinnitus symptoms that are affecting concentration, and is ideal for use in study rooms, work settings or during sleep.
This option is suitable for all types of tinnitus patients; padded speakers cover both ears and the emitted sounds do not affect others.