Tinnitus has been present for a long time. But maybe it’s new to you, like a loud used car you can’t take back. Usually, though not always, tinnitus presents as an incessant buzzing or ringing in the ears. Sometimes, the sound is very intense. Regardless of how tinnitus is experienced by you, this point is probably true: you are most likely looking for new ways of managing your tinnitus if it’s something that’s bothering you.
Fortunately, new therapies and treatment options are being formulated that aren’t cures for tinnitus but can help you deal with it. Your tongue is even involved in certain of those therapies.
The Most Recent Way to Manage Tinnitus
One of the most recent treatment options for tinnitus sounds somewhat weird at first but does seem to show some promise. Both the tongue and the ear are stimulated with this device designed at the Trinity School of Medicine in Dublin. Bi-modal neurostimulation is the technical term for this method.
The results were rather striking with this device according to the first tests. Most people received treatments for twelve weeks or so. Within those 12 months, those same people noted a dramatic decrease in tinnitus symptoms. But until the testing phase is finished it won’t be extensively available.
How Can I Get Relief From my Tinnitus Now?
Of course, it takes a while for technology to go from research and development to patient availability. So how can you deal with your tinnitus now?
There are, luckily, some tinnitus management devices that has recently been released. And the most common way to handle your tinnitus is a modern hearing aid.
It works like this:
Your hearing aid can give you something else to listen to. When you begin losing your hearing, external get quieter and that can make the internal sounds of tinnitus become louder. The volume of the outside world is raised by hearing aids. That doesn’t change the volume of your tinnitus, but it might make the ringing less obvious.
There is a sound masking device similar to a modern hearing aid. A masking device could be the way to go if your hearing loss is mild. A hearing aid has a comparable appearance to a masking device. And masking technology can be combined with modern hearing aids. This technology can emit sounds designed to mask your tinnitus symptoms. At times this will be a tone, in other situations, it might be some white noise. Whatever is going to best hide the humming in your ears.
This is, of course, only the beginning. We can show you devices that work best for tinnitus. Contact us.