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Tinnitus is commonly known as “ringing in the ears”.  It can be in one or both ears. Many people have accompanying hearing loss, and many have a history of noise exposure.

One in ten people have constant tinnitus however research has shown that almost everyone develops temporary tinnitus if placed in an abnormally quiet environment.

For many people the brain gradually habituates to the sound of the tinnitus over time, but this is not always the case. If you are experiencing persistent bothersome tinnitus  you can be assured that it can be effectively managed with a little useful information as well as sound therapy using devices from around the home. 

At Dunsborough and Margaret River Hearing our senior audiologist Michelle Soares Mendes will  begin with a comprehensive Audiological Assessment and discussion about how your tinnitus is affecting your daily life.  A program of rehabilitation  will be tailored to meet your needs.  Michelle is trained and experienced in a range of therapy tools such as TRT (Tinnitus Retraining Therapy) and sound therapy programs.

Latest information about Tinnitus

Help at hand to manage tinnitus February 11, 2018

From the Busselton Dunsborough Times for Tinnitus Awareness Week

Up to 20 per cent of Australians experience tinnitus at some point in their life, but Dunsborough & Margaret River Hearing’s specialist audiologists want people to know they need not put up with it. Read more

tinnitus advice for doctors
Tinnitus Treatment options for Health Professionals February 1, 2018

Most people will experience tinnitus if the situation is quiet enough. A study was conducted where medical students were placed into a soundproof booth and within 5 minutes 95% of the subjects began to hear tinnitus. 18-20% of the population report experiencing regular tinnitus, many are not bothered by it, but some are. Why is this? Read more