The Leading Tinnitus Clinic in Essex
If you suspect that you have tinnitus, it is important to speak to a healthcare professional
Are you experiencing a noise in your ear(s) or your head? It is estimates that 13% of the general population experience this sensation called “tinnitus”. The most commonly reported sounds include ringing, buzzing, hissing, whooshing. This may be a continuous sound, or may be intermittent. It may also vary with intensity during the day.
Most people with tinnitus report that they hear it mainly in quiet environments. This can often lead to problems with sleeping.
If you are suffering from tinnitus, it is important to speak to a tinnitus specialist who can provide you with the help you need to manage your condition.
Tinnitus Clinics led by Dr Gladys Akinseye
Dr Akinseye has a wealth of experience in assessing and treating tinnitus. Numerous patients have successfully been treated over the years, and are no longer suffering with tinnitus. Her compassionate nature, along with an extensive knowledge in tinnitus makes Dr Akinseye well equipped to helping patients overcome this, often, debilitating condition.
You will be invited for a 90-minute consultation with Dr Akinseye, where your symptoms will be evaluated. A full diagnostic assessment of your tinnitus will be conducted (including otoscopic examination, high-frequency pure tone audiometry, psychoacoustic tinnitus measurements). Following this, you will be provided with an individual management plan to treat your tinnitus.
The cost of this consultation is £150.
What causes Tinnitus?
There are numerous causes of tinnitus. Your tinnitus specialist will be able to identify any potential causes, which will then enable us to recommend the best treatment options.
Potential causes of tinnitus include, but are not limited to:
– Ear wax
– Ear infections
– Eustachian tube dysfunction
– Perforated eardrum
– Noise exposure
Please let us know if you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, as we may need to refer you on to an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialist for further investigation:
1) Tinnitus in one ear only
2) Pulsatile tinnitus (hearing your heartbeart in your ear)
3) Distressing tinnitus
ENT consultants are specialists who will assess any underlying causes of your tinnitus that can potentially be treated with a surgical operation or medication.
You may be required to have blood tests and/or radiological investigations e.g. an MRI scan.