Hearing And Tinnitus Evaluations
Argus Audiology is a hearing service centre that proudly provides hearing and tinnitus evaluations in 6 different New Brunswick locations. Schedule a consultation today.
What is a Hearing Test?
Hearing tests are always performed by our audiologists and the test provides a measurement of your ability to hear different sounds, pitches, and frequencies. The hearing test will take place in a soundproof room and your hearing results are recorded on an audiogram. Once your hearing test is complete, our audiologists will then thoroughly go over your results and answer any questions or concerns you might have.
This audiometric evaluation is non-invasive, painless and the test carries no associated risks. You do not need a medical referral to be proactive about your hearing health. Call one of our 6 locations to have your hearing tested today.
What Is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus (TIN-ih-tus) is the perception or sensation of hearing a sound when there is no external sound present. Tinnitus can be perceived as ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, or hissing. This phantom noise can be present in one or both ears and its intensity may vary. It may also be present at all times, or can come and go. 80% of people who have tinnitus have hearing loss and 1 in 5 people have tinnitus.
What Causes It?
The main cause of tinnitus is noise exposure, which makes it entirely preventable. Other common causes are:
Exposure to loud noise
Head or neck trauma
Age-related hearing loss
High/low blood pressure
What to Do?
Our audiologists will do a thorough examination of your ears and test your hearing to further gather details and information regarding your tinnitus and hearing health history. The audiologist will then design a personalized treatment plan that can often include hearing aids, the use of bed time maskers, white noise devices and tinnitus retraining therapy.
If you wish to find out more about tinnitus and our services offered in Moncton, Miramichi, Riverview, and Saint John, feel free to contact our dedicated team of hearing care professionals.