Dr. Layne Garrett

I’m Layne Garrett, Doctor of Audiology, founder of Timpanogos Hearing & Tinnitus, and creator of My Tinnitus Therapy. I have been a practicing audiologist for 25 years, specializing in the treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus. I completed my undergraduate degree at Utah State University, my Master’s Degree in Audiology at Brigham Young University, and my Doctor of Audiology degree at Salus University.

I am a Certified Tinnitus Practitioner, a Scholar of the American Academy of Audiology, an American Board of Audiology Certificate Holder - Tinnitus Management, and a founding member of Excellence in Audiology. I recently co-wrote a patient-centered book called Hear Us Out: Why Treating Hearing Loss and Tinnitus is One of the Most Important Decisions You Will Ever Make. I love what I do and I am passionate about helping people to hear better and to treat their tinnitus.

When I say that I know how it feels to have tinnitus, I am not being merely empathetic. I have had tinnitus for nearly as long as I’ve been practicing audiology. It started at a very loud high school basketball game, and at the time, there was not a lot of help available. Like you, I suffered for many years in silence (only silent for those around me though— to me it was very loud!)

Because tinnitus was a personal issue, it became my professional quest to find the best ways to treat it— so that no more patients would be told “you just have to live with it” as I was told. Thankfully, over the years, more research has provided more answers and I am now confident that there are very effective ways to treat tinnitus in over 80% of patients. I’m not a betting man, but I like those odds!

Part of my tinnitus evaluation with patients involves explaining that tinnitus is a neural consequence of damage in the auditory system. This is a fancy way of saying that in over 90% of cases, tinnitus happens because there is damage somewhere in your hearing system and your brain interprets that damage as some kind of ringing, buzzing, whooshing, or other sound. Because tinnitus is usually caused by that damage, there is currently no cure for tinnitus— but there is treatment. This treatment involves effort on both our parts to complete the My Tinnitus Therapy program, and it may require additional intervention in the form of hearing devices or sound enrichment technology. Rest assured, I and my team will be here for you through the entire journey!

Thanks for trusting us with your treatment!

Dr. Layne Garrett, AuD