Tinnitus is one of the most common symptoms of hearing loss. It is estimated that 90% of cases of tinnitus occur with underlying hearing loss.
Tinnitus describes hearing a ringing or buzzing noise that only you can hear. Tinnitus can be intermittent to chronic and range from mild to profound. This can affect daily life significantly, including preventing quality sleep, making it difficult to hear, taking a toll on concentration, producing fatigue and irritability, etc. These effects can strain hearing and wellness, impacting relationships, social engagement, and how one feels every day. Fortunately, there are effective ways to manage tinnitus to reduce the impact it can have on everyday life.
Treatment options include tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT), a type of sound therapy.
TRT focuses on retraining the brain to emphasize tinnitus sounds. This involves emitting low levels of white noise as tinnitus is experienced so the brain can associate these sounds. Over time, the brain can learn to interpret tinnitus as background noise, alleviating it.
Another effective way to manage tinnitus is by treating hearing loss and maximizing using hearing aids.
Hearing loss is the most common cause of tinnitus, and treatment offers solutions to alleviate symptoms. Hearing aids are the most common way hearing loss is treated. These devices are designed to provide ample hearing support by absorbing and processing sound. Thai alleviates symptoms that make it tough to hear, including tinnitus. Also, there are hearing aids that use innovative technology to offer tinnitus management features. This includes Phonak’s Audeo Lumity, an effective hearing solution. These hearing aids utilize Phonak’s Tinnitus Balance noise generator. This is designed to generate a broadband sound to mask tinnitus. The Audio Lumity hearing aids also deliver enhanced sound quality, making it easier to hear while drawing attention away from tinnitus.