About Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a very common condition - in fact, in affects over 45 million people in the U.S. alone.

It manifests as continuous or intermittent sounds in the ears. Some people who have experienced Tinnitus describe is as a buzzing, clicking, hissing, or whistling sound. These sounds, which are not actually occurring but are perceived to be heard, can be low or high pitched and in only one or both ears.

Some of the causes of Tinnitus include aging, gradual hearing loss, exposure to loud noises, use of in-ear headphones, excessive ear wax, infection, as well as smoking and drinking alcohol. Injury to the ear through head trauma can also be a factor. One important thing to remember is that Tinnitus is merely a sign of a different pre-existing hearing condition. Therefore, visiting a hearing health care professional to determine the root cause of the condition is key to treating Tinnitus.

For some, these symptoms increase in the evening or immediately before falling asleep, as there are fewer sounds happening around to mask or cover up the ringing.

However, Tinnitus can also come and go throughout the day, and this unpredictability can be frustrating. These unwanted sounds in the ear can make concentrating on simple everyday tasks a challenge.

Side effects of Tinnitus range from difficulty focusing to insomnia as a result of the sounds.  Tinnitus has also been associated with anxiety, depression, and general irritability.

There are several methods used to measure the presence and burden of tinnitus which help to determine treatment options.

No complete cure for Tinnitus exists, but there are many steps you can take to ease the effects of the condition.

Once we’ve evaluated your hearing and health and discovered any possible root causes of your Tinnitus, we’ll explore treatment options, which typically include noise suppression techniques and possibly medications. There are also lifestyle, home remedies, and alternative medicine options we can explore together to improve your quality of life.

Tinnitus Treatment

While no complete cure exists, there are several treatment options for those suffering from Tinnitus. Some treatments can be done at home, while others require the assistance of a medical professional.

Sound therapy is a treatment that involves the use of pleasant background noises to offset the perception of Tinnitus and is one option to provide temporary relief to the patient. Hearing aids, on the other hand, can offer more permanent relief through their ability to amplify external sounds, helping the listener to focus on sounds other than the ones created by their Tinnitus.

Another type of therapy employed in the process of treating Tinnitus is a retraining therapy, which teaches the auditory system to recognize the Tinnitus sounds as natural sounds. This process involves a trained hearing professional and includes wearing a device that emits quiet white noises. These therapy sessions take time, but they can be helpful if you are suffering from the frustrating symptoms of Tinnitus.

Each of these therapies can be completed by Velocity Hearing Solutions, a Swift Audiology Tinnitus specialty company.

If you need some relief in the meantime, you can try these at-home treatments:

  • Healthy lifestyle: drink plenty of water, and avoid caffeine and alcohol, and decrease your salt intake. Stop smoking.
  • Play soft music in the background or turn on a fan for some white noise.
  • Practice relaxation.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Continue to practice ear protection.

Our hearing professionals are trained in evaluating and managing your Tinnitus through the use of sound stimulation and hearing aid technologies.  Our aim it to provide you relief that will in turn improve your overall quality of life!

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A Symptom You Can't Ignore

Often described as a ringing or buzzing sound, tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying issue such as a cardiovascular complication, or hearing loss. While not always preventable, it is treatable, and Swift Audiology offers diagnostics and tinnitus treatment to prevent further damage.

Tinnitus Treatment Steps:

• Conduct a Thorough Evaluation

• Provide Full, Detailed Results

• Discuss Treatment Options

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testimonial donna

“What a pleasure to work with such pleasant professional staff. My experience was nothing but positive. I continue with my cleaning visits and I am welcomed always with a friendly smile. I have recommended your services to a friend and they were also pleased. Thank you for your services.”

– Donna R.

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Hearing Evaluation

We’ll begin with a full hearing evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your tinnitus.
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Detailed Results

Following your evaluation, we’ll discuss your results and discuss available treatment options.
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Providing Solutions

From hearing aids to sound therapies, we’ll discuss the best course of action for your tinnitus.

Don’t Let Tinnitus Slow You Down

There’s no reason to wait, schedule your free hearing screening today.

Swift Audiology

Why Choose Us as Your Hearing Center?

Swift Audiology has been helping people hear better for over 30 years. As a family owned and operated hearing healthcare practice, we pride ourselves on the experience of our Doctors of Audiology and PA Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialists. Our experience allows us to help patients cut through the confusion and frustration of tinnitus and obtain a personalized tinnitus treatment plant that is customized and affordable.
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marsha testimonial

“Staff is very caring and helpful. Great service and I was very pleased with how they cared about the fit and hearing quality of the new hearing aids. All obstacles were dealt with and solved. This is definitely your one stop hearing aid service!”

– Marsha B.

Hear For You

If you’re experiencing tinnitus it’s important to have your hearing evaluated and begin the treatment process as soon as possible. We offer a wide variety of hearing aids from today’s top manufacturers, including specialty hearing aids designed specifically for tinnitus treatment. Following your hearing test we’ll discuss the results and, should they be necessary, discuss hearing aids best suited for you and your lifestyle.

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Meridian, PA Location

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Butler, PA 16001

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A Symptom You Can't Ignore

Often described as a ringing or buzzing sound, tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying issue such as a cardiovascular complication, or hearing loss. While not always preventable, it is treatable, and Swift Audiology offers diagnostics and tinnitus treatment to prevent further damage.

Tinnitus Treatment Steps:

• Conduct a Thorough Evaluation

• Provide Full, Detailed Results

• Discuss Treatment Options

man with bell outline on ear
testimonial donna

“What a pleasure to work with such pleasant professional staff. My experience was nothing but positive. I continue with my cleaning visits and I am welcomed always with a friendly smile. I have recommended your services to a friend and they were also pleased. Thank you for your services.”

– Donna R.

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Hearing Evaluation

We’ll begin with a full hearing evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your tinnitus.
icon of audio graph

Detailed Results

Following your evaluation, we’ll discuss your results and discuss available treatment options.
icon hearing aids

Providing Solutions

From hearing aids to sound therapies, we’ll discuss the best course of action for your tinnitus.

Don’t Let Tinnitus Slow You Down

There’s no reason to wait, schedule your free hearing screening today.

Swift Audiology

Why Choose Us as Your Hearing Center?

Swift Audiology has been helping people hear better for over 30 years. As a family owned and operated hearing healthcare practice, we pride ourselves on the experience of our Doctors of Audiology and PA Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialists. Our experience allows us to help patients cut through the confusion and frustration of tinnitus and obtain a personalized tinnitus treatment plant that is customized and affordable.
swift audiology team
marsha testimonial

“Staff is very caring and helpful. Great service and I was very pleased with how they cared about the fit and hearing quality of the new hearing aids. All obstacles were dealt with and solved. This is definitely your one stop hearing aid service!”

– Marsha B.

Hear For You

If you’re experiencing tinnitus it’s important to have your hearing evaluated and begin the treatment process as soon as possible. We offer a wide variety of hearing aids from today’s top manufacturers, including specialty hearing aids designed specifically for tinnitus treatment. Following your hearing test we’ll discuss the results and, should they be necessary, discuss hearing aids best suited for you and your lifestyle.

Better Hearing Starts With a Phone Call.

Call to schedule a time with our hearing specialists in Washington, PA

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Washington, PA Location

Address

2107 N. Franklin Drive, Suite 2
Washington, PA 15301

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

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A Symptom You Can't Ignore

Often described as a ringing or buzzing sound, tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying issue such as a cardiovascular complication, or hearing loss. While not always preventable, it is treatable, and Swift Audiology offers diagnostics and tinnitus treatment to prevent further damage.

Tinnitus Treatment Steps:

• Conduct a Thorough Evaluation

• Provide Full, Detailed Results

• Discuss Treatment Options

man with bell outline on ear
testimonial donna

“What a pleasure to work with such pleasant professional staff. My experience was nothing but positive. I continue with my cleaning visits and I am welcomed always with a friendly smile. I have recommended your services to a friend and they were also pleased. Thank you for your services.”

– Donna R.

icon for hearing testing

Hearing Evaluation

We’ll begin with a full hearing evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your tinnitus.
icon of audio graph

Detailed Results

Following your evaluation, we’ll discuss your results and discuss available treatment options.
icon hearing aids

Providing Solutions

From hearing aids to sound therapies, we’ll discuss the best course of action for your tinnitus.

Don’t Let Tinnitus Slow You Down

There’s no reason to wait, schedule your free hearing screening today.

Swift Audiology

Why Choose Us as Your Hearing Center?

Swift Audiology has been helping people hear better for over 30 years. As a family owned and operated hearing healthcare practice, we pride ourselves on the experience of our Doctors of Audiology and PA Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialists. Our experience allows us to help patients cut through the confusion and frustration of tinnitus and obtain a personalized tinnitus treatment plant that is customized and affordable.
swift audiology team
marsha testimonial

“Staff is very caring and helpful. Great service and I was very pleased with how they cared about the fit and hearing quality of the new hearing aids. All obstacles were dealt with and solved. This is definitely your one stop hearing aid service!”

– Marsha B.

Hear For You

If you’re experiencing tinnitus it’s important to have your hearing evaluated and begin the treatment process as soon as possible. We offer a wide variety of hearing aids from today’s top manufacturers, including specialty hearing aids designed specifically for tinnitus treatment. Following your hearing test we’ll discuss the results and, should they be necessary, discuss hearing aids best suited for you and your lifestyle.

Better Hearing Starts With a Phone Call.

Call to schedule a time with our hearing specialists in McCandless, PA

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McCandless, PA Location

Address

5900 Corporate Drive, Suite 260
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

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A Symptom You Can't Ignore

Often described as a ringing or buzzing sound, tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying issue such as a cardiovascular complication, or hearing loss. While not always preventable, it is treatable, and Swift Audiology offers diagnostics and tinnitus treatment to prevent further damage.

Tinnitus Treatment Steps:

• Conduct a Thorough Evaluation

• Provide Full, Detailed Results

• Discuss Treatment Options

man with bell outline on ear
testimonial donna

“What a pleasure to work with such pleasant professional staff. My experience was nothing but positive. I continue with my cleaning visits and I am welcomed always with a friendly smile. I have recommended your services to a friend and they were also pleased. Thank you for your services.”

– Donna R.

icon for hearing testing

Hearing Evaluation

We’ll begin with a full hearing evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your tinnitus.
icon of audio graph

Detailed Results

Following your evaluation, we’ll discuss your results and discuss available treatment options.
icon hearing aids

Providing Solutions

From hearing aids to sound therapies, we’ll discuss the best course of action for your tinnitus.

Don’t Let Tinnitus Slow You Down

There’s no reason to wait, schedule your free hearing screening today.

Swift Audiology

Why Choose Us as Your Hearing Center?

Swift Audiology has been helping people hear better for over 30 years. As a family owned and operated hearing healthcare practice, we pride ourselves on the experience of our Doctors of Audiology and PA Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialists. Our experience allows us to help patients cut through the confusion and frustration of tinnitus and obtain a personalized tinnitus treatment plant that is customized and affordable.
swift audiology team
marsha testimonial

“Staff is very caring and helpful. Great service and I was very pleased with how they cared about the fit and hearing quality of the new hearing aids. All obstacles were dealt with and solved. This is definitely your one stop hearing aid service!”

– Marsha B.

Hear For You

If you’re experiencing tinnitus it’s important to have your hearing evaluated and begin the treatment process as soon as possible. We offer a wide variety of hearing aids from today’s top manufacturers, including specialty hearing aids designed specifically for tinnitus treatment. Following your hearing test we’ll discuss the results and, should they be necessary, discuss hearing aids best suited for you and your lifestyle.

Better Hearing Starts With a Phone Call.

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Allison Park, PA Location

Address

4731 William Flinn Hwy, Suite B
Allison Park, PA 15101

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

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A Symptom You Can't Ignore

Often described as a ringing or buzzing sound, tinnitus is a symptom of an underlying issue such as a cardiovascular complication, or hearing loss. While not always preventable, it is treatable, and Swift Audiology offers diagnostics and tinnitus treatment to prevent further damage.

Tinnitus Treatment Steps:

• Conduct a Thorough Evaluation

• Provide Full, Detailed Results

• Discuss Treatment Options

man with bell outline on ear
testimonial donna

“What a pleasure to work with such pleasant professional staff. My experience was nothing but positive. I continue with my cleaning visits and I am welcomed always with a friendly smile. I have recommended your services to a friend and they were also pleased. Thank you for your services.”

– Donna R.

icon for hearing testing

Hearing Evaluation

We’ll begin with a full hearing evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your tinnitus.
icon of audio graph

Detailed Results

Following your evaluation, we’ll discuss your results and discuss available treatment options.
icon hearing aids

Providing Solutions

From hearing aids to sound therapies, we’ll discuss the best course of action for your tinnitus.

Don’t Let Tinnitus Slow You Down

There’s no reason to wait, schedule your free hearing screening today.

Swift Audiology

Why Choose Us as Your Hearing Center?

Swift Audiology has been helping people hear better for over 30 years. As a family owned and operated hearing healthcare practice, we pride ourselves on the experience of our Doctors of Audiology and PA Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialists. Our experience allows us to help patients cut through the confusion and frustration of tinnitus and obtain a personalized tinnitus treatment plant that is customized and affordable.
swift audiology team
marsha testimonial

“Staff is very caring and helpful. Great service and I was very pleased with how they cared about the fit and hearing quality of the new hearing aids. All obstacles were dealt with and solved. This is definitely your one stop hearing aid service!”

– Marsha B.

Hear For You

If you’re experiencing tinnitus it’s important to have your hearing evaluated and begin the treatment process as soon as possible. We offer a wide variety of hearing aids from today’s top manufacturers, including specialty hearing aids designed specifically for tinnitus treatment. Following your hearing test we’ll discuss the results and, should they be necessary, discuss hearing aids best suited for you and your lifestyle.

Better Hearing Starts With a Phone Call.

Call to schedule a time with our hearing specialists in Bethel Park, PA

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Bethel Park, PA Location

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1699 Washington Road, Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

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Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

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