Tinnitus is the perception of noise or sounds in the ears (ringing, buzzing, chirping, etc.), and affects about 1 in 5 people. Although it can be bothersome, tinnitus usually is NOT a sign of something serious.
At Rhode Island APD & Hearing Solutions we focus on the assessment of tinnitus in order to develop a management program for you. A tinnitus evaluation is completed following a comprehensive audiologic evaluation, and involves testing and identifying the specific characteristics of your tinnitus. Next we will discuss possible tinnitus management strategies, including the use of a tinnitus masker. Together, we will choose the option(s) that best fits your needs.
Please feel free to call our office, or write to us using the CONTACT US link for more information.
You may be eligible for a free CaptionCall captioned telephone. This phone is available free of charge to patients with significant hearing loss. To receive professional certification for a free phone you must have a recent hearing evaluation. Call the office to schedule yours today!
Rhode Island APD & Hearing Solutions provides high quality digital hearing aids. We believe that your hearing devices should be personalized for your individualized needs. We offer hearing devices in a wide range of models, styles, and price points. Click here to learn more!
We dispense Widex, Oticon, and Phonak hearing devices.
Please call the office and schedule your appointment and we will explore all of your options together. We offer both in office and in home appointments!
As we live our lives we are exposed to many loud sounds. If you have to yell to be heard over it - it's probably too loud. Regular exposure to loud noise causes hearing loss. One of the best ways to protect your hearing is to wear hearing protection. Rhode Island APD & Hearing Solutions offers all kinds of hearing protection, including custom ear plugs. We offer musician plugs, industrial plugs, swim plugs, sleep plugs, and more.
Audiometry – a basic “raise your hand when you hear the beep” test.
Tympanometry – a test of ear drum function.
Acoustic Reflex Testing – a test of a protective reflex in our ears that activates in the presence of a loud sound.
Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAEs) – tests the hair cells in the inner ear.
QuickSIN - evaluates how you hear in background noise. Read more about it here.