Tinnitus Management

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Tinnitus is a noise or ringing sound in the ears.

It is a common problem and isn’t a condition itself but a symptom of an underlying condition like age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. It is the unwanted perception of sound and can affect one or both of your ears.

Digital noise generators produce a “healthy”, comfortable and discreet buzzing at the hearing threshold. By this way the perception of the tinnitus is pushed into the background and one learns to overhear it with time. The optimum adjustment of the system accompanies each and every step you make during the retraining to attain near complete relief of the tinnitus phenomenon.

Tinnitus management through HD technology helps you to perceive everyday noises more and the tinnitus less. In quiet phases of the day the noise generator can be switched on which supports the adaption and tinnitus compensation process.

Most of the time, tinnitus perception decreases slowly over time owing to a process called habituation wherein the brain learns to get used to tinnitus. There are various therapies and techniques available to try that can help achieve this.

Counselling

Understanding tinnitus plays an important part in learning how to cope with the condition and manage it more effectively.

Tinnitus counselling is a type of therapy where a healthcare professional will help learn more about tinnitus and find ways of coping with it. It’s usually carried out by hearing therapists, audiologists (hearing disorder specialists) or doctors.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is often used to treat mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. It’s based on the idea that thoughts affect the way one behaves.

Changing the way one thinks about tinnitus can help reduce anxiety which after a while may become less noticeable.

Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT)

Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) is a special type of therapy that aims to help retrain the way your brain responds to tinnitus so you start to tune the sound out and become less aware of it. The therapy involves a combination of more intensive sound therapy and long-term counselling.

Sound therapy

Tinnitus management – Tinnitus is often most noticeable in quiet environments. The aim of Tinnitus training therapy is to fill any silence with neutral sounds to distract you from the sound of tinnitus.

This may involve simple measures such as opening a window to hear noises coming from outside, leaving a radio or television on.