Personalized Tinnitus Management Services
Meet Dr. Jeanne Perkins, Doctor of Audiology and Tinnitus Specialist
Doctor of Audiology
Leading our tinnitus management services is Dr. Jeanne Perkins, a clinical audiologist who specializes in the condition. She understands how debilitating tinnitus can be for patients and works to develop strategies that grant relief for anyone experiencing sensorineural hearing loss. Dr. Perkins can help you overcome the condition with personalized solutions.
What is tinnitus? Most people know this common hearing condition as ringing in the ears. Patients will hear sounds when there aren’t any, either in one ear or both. The sounds may vary between patients, but common noises include:
- High-pitched whistling
Tinnitus tends to come on gradually before becoming a significant issue. If it disrupts your life, our tinnitus management services can help you take control of your hearing.
What Causes Tinnitus?
Research shows that tinnitus can appear as a symptom of a variety of conditions, such as ear infections, heart disease, or brain tumors. Patients may experience tinnitus after exposure to certain medications or if they suffer from noise-induced hearing loss. Even emotional stress and depression can lead some patients to hear non-existent sounds.
Common Causes of Tinnitus
Tinnitus is not a disease but a symptom that can result from a number of underlying causes. One of the most common causes is noise-induced hearing loss. Other causes include ear infections, disease of the heart or blood vessels, Ménière’s disease, brain tumors, emotional stress, exposure to certain medications, a previous head injury, and earwax. It is more common in those with depression.
How We Treat Tinnitus
When you visit our hearing clinic for tinnitus management services, Dr. Perkins and our entire team will work with you to find the right solution. For some patients, sound enrichment devices will help, while others may need sound therapy or tinnitus retraining therapy. We will guide you through retraining exercises or recommend behavioral therapy so you can regain control of your hearing.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188