Questions and answers about hearing health.

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Hearing FAQs

Ringing in the ears, medically known as tinnitus, affects millions of Americans. Everyone experiences tinnitus differently. For some, they might only experience their ears ringing after a concert, while for others they hear phantom noises in their ears constantly. If you are looking to stop tinnitus, we can help you.

Sometimes water becomes trapped inside the ears when showering or swimming. This can be due to earwax in the ear canal, narrow ear canals, or if you have bony growth in your ear. When water becomes trapped, this can lead to surfer’s ear (also known as swimmer’s ear). If you have water trapped in your ears, contact our center for hearing today.

If your ear sounds muffled suddenly or your ears feel clogged, it could be due to earwax build-up. At Peninsula Hearing & Balance Center, we can safely and effectively remove earwax. We offer a few different earwax removal services in our offices to help you hear clearly again.

Yes, tinnitus can be genetic. Specifically, tinnitus in both ears, is often hereditary.

Yes, we offer financing options to better help you afford hearing healthcare. We understand hearing aids can be an investment, that’s why we work with a number of insurance providers and offer financing plans on our devices. To learn more about what insurances we work with, please contact us.

Severe tinnitus can affect your concentration, mental health, and sleep. If you are finding it difficult to sleep with tinnitus, there are a few management options that can help you. Using white noise machines at night can help distract your brain from tinnitus. If tinnitus is disrupting your quality of sleep, contact us for an appointment today.