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Tinnitus

Sound only you can hear

Ringing, buzzing, hissing or roaring. The sensation of sound inside your head can take many forms.

What is tinnitus? 

Tinnitus is a sensation of sound generated inside your head that only you can hear. Some people experience it occasionally, while for others tinnitus is with them constantly. 

Tinnitus can have a major impact on people’s daily lives, including stress, anxiety, anger and sleep loss. Tinnitus has many causes and more than 80% of people with tinnitus also experience some degree of hearing loss, though many are not aware of this. For some, treating tinnitus with hearing aids can help them feel that the tinnitus is no longer as dominant.

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A lifetime of noise 

Hearing loss can be caused by exposure to noise over a prolonged period of time, or exposure to very loud noises over a shorter duration. From the noise of combat and deployments, to the routine daily sounds of life: traffic, loud offices, factory work, construction work and loud music over long periods of time can cripple or destroy the hair cells of your inner ear.

How does tinnitus affect me?

Some people can ignore their tinnitus most of the time. For others, however, the symptoms can become so disturbing that a proper night’s sleep is impossible. A negative cycle can begin, causing tinnitus to take center stage in everyday life. Consult a physician or hearing professional if you are experiencing the symptoms of tinnitus.

Can tinnitus be treated?

There are many ways to take control of your tinnitus and reduce its impact on your life. Although there is no cure for tinnitus, your hearing care professional can help you take back control and manage the symptoms. Education and counseling along with sound therapy can be an effective combination. Just as no two people experience the exact same symptoms of tinnitus, treating it needs to be personalized to your own needs.
 

Sound therapy

Sound therapy means listening to sounds. It can be a helpful tool in managing your tinnitus. Sound cannot eliminate tinnitus. However, sound can make it seem like the tinnitus is eliminated or reduced. Sound can help you focus your attention on something more pleasant. By listening to different types of sound, it becomes easier to shift your attention away from the tinnitus sound. Together with your hearing professional, you can find the sound therapy that gives you the most relief.

Hearing aids that have Tinnitus SoundSupport™

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    Alta2 Pro

    Advanced hearing aid, which can be customized exactly to your preferences.

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Try the tinnitus sound app

This app lets you choose more relief sounds than you can find in your hearing aid alone. You can choose from a wide range of sounds to find ones that provide you the best results. Additionally, you can organize your sounds in a way that makes sense in your everyday life. You can also add sounds from your own music library, so you can have everything in one place, ready to go. 

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