Tinnitus Evaluations

Tinnitus Evaluations

There are several goals we hope to accomplish when we evaluate a tinnitus patient:

  • Identify the underlying cause of your tinnitus symptoms
  • Evaluate how your tinnitus is affecting your speech reception
  • Assess whether you’re experiencing hyperacusis (sound sensitivity)
  • Pinpoint the frequency and loudness of the sound you’re hearing

Tinnitus is a symptom of a wide range of health conditions, and it can occasionally point to a more serious problem that needs professional medical attention. Therefore trying to identify a cause of the tinnitus is important. If we can determine a diagnosis and address the condition causing your tinnitus, we may also be able to treat that condition and relieve your symptoms. If we can’t identify a specific cause of your tinnitus, we will recommend other treatment options.

During a tinnitus evaluation, an audiologist will administer:

  • An in-depth written and verbal interview
  • A complete physical examination of your auditory system
  • A pure tone and ultra-high frequency audiometry test
  • Speech reception and word recognition tests
  • An otoacoustic emissions test
  • Additional tests, studies and evaluations

Call Great Lakes ENT Specialists at (231) 489-8151 for more information or to schedule an appointment.