Audiology Services


What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a perception of sound heard in the ears or the head. Some people perceive it has a ringing, a hissing, a hum, or a pulsing. It varies from individual to individual. In most cases, the cause of tinnitus is harmless.

Is There a Cure for Tinnitus?

While there is no known cure for tinnitus, there are clinically proven methods for treating tinnitus. Once medically cleared, you can find significant relief from your tinnitus. Research studies have indicated an 80% success rate for Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.

What is Tinnitus Retraining Therapy?

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) is a clinically proven treatment method that uses a structured protocol of educational counseling coupled with sound therapy.

How Can Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Improve the Quality of My Life?

The counseling portion of TRT will educate you about the origination theory of tinnitus and how tinnitus becomes so bothersome. You will be taught to re-categorize your tinnitus as an insignificant signal. The sound therapy portion of TRT will work toward interfering with your brain’s ability to detect and process the tinnitus signal. The main goal of TRT is for you to you experience less negative effects from your tinnitus, and the secondary goal of TRT is for you to become less aware of your tinnitus over a period of time.

Who Provides Tinnitus Retraining Therapy?

Jeannie Karlovitz, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

"I’ve had tinnitus for over twenty years, and it was exciting to find out there was a way to deal with it. With treatment the intensity of the tinnitus is less and I’m less aware of it. Didn’t feel rushed, liked the one to one relationship."

Roberta T.,

"I learned so much about tinnitus. How to adjust to the problem, how to accept it for what it is, how to adapt my mindset to be able to push the tinnitus to the background. While it is still there, my reaction to it has changed. It is no longer such a bothersome burden. It has eased as a major problem in my life. It has been a wonderful experience. I enjoyed Jeannie’s open and highly professional approach."

James M.,

"One summer day I was feeling very depressed. I could not get rid of the ringing in my ears. After several sessions and exercises with Dr. Jeannie, my brain began to see the light of hope and ray of happiness. Dr. Jeannie is an angel of mercy who restored my bubbly personality, and sent me on a road of success."

Rita H.,

"This was the first time my tinnitus was really addressed. Part of that is due to the technology available now, but also the insight and encouragement offered by Jeannie. My tinnitus, which used to be very disturbing and anxiety producing, is now quite manageable, and does not disrupt my life at all."

Diana M.,

"It has been a journey to regain my hearing, reduce sound sensitivity and tinnitus control. Dr. Karlovitz expertly prescribed hearing aids to address all three of my issues. I’m now at 90% hearing correction and am adjusting to the new sounds I hear. I’ve regained my hearing world and that’s a blessing."

Debra B.,

Why Wait? You don’t have to live with ringing in your ears.

Why Wait? You don’t have to live with ringing in your ears.