Treating Tinnitus

Treating Tinnitus

A variety of treatments are available
to help you calm the noise of tinnitus.

Neuromonics

tinnitus middle aged women hearingBased on your individual hearing and tinnitus levels, special prescriptive music is created. This music contains special therapeutic sound frequencies beyond the range of typical music devices. As you listen, your brain begins to pay attention. The treatment teaches your brain to become desensitized to, less aware of, and less bothered by the sounds of your tinnitus. Relief and relaxation should replace the negative emotions triggered by tinnitus, such as fear, loss of concentration, restless sleep, anxiety, etc.

hearing aid tinnitus audiologyThe Neuromonics has more than 15 years of research and is has clinically proven results for all levels of tinnitus disturbance. All three Neuromonics devices treat the underlying causes of tinnitus and deliver long term reduction of tinnitus disturbance awareness.

Widex Zen Program

Sounds used in tinnitus management can be amplified sound from hearing aids, environmental sounds, music or noise from noise generators. Using sound can minimize the contrast between the tinnitus and surroundings sound environment to provide relief from the annoying sound. It also can be used in relaxation.
Zen is a unique music program available in Widex hearing aids. Based on what is known as fractal technology, Zen plays random, chime-like tones that can be used for relaxation and for making tinnitus less noticeable. Each Zen program can be modified according to your preference with pitch, tempo and volume. For some hearing aid users the effect of using Zen is immediate, but for most it will take some time.

Hearing Aid Amplification

Patients with both hearing loss and tinnitus may experience relief from tinnitus with this device. However, this treatment is temporary; the tinnitus will return when the hearing aid is not used.

Counseling is an important part of any tinnitus treatment and management program. Counseling includes:

  • Medication and diet
  • Stress and relaxation
  • Coping with environmental noises
  • Changing how you think about tinnitus
  • Progressive relaxation
  • Improving length and quality of sleep

Take the Interactive Tinnitus Evaluation