While research has yet to discover a cure, tinnitus treatment is available. There are many coping strategies available to people who suffer from tinnitus.
Modern technology can help subdue tinnitus. The main principle is acoustic stimulation. This means allowing your brain to hear and, therefore, focus on external sound rather than tinnitus.
In most cases, wearing hearing instruments both improves hearing and alleviates tinnitus. The reason being that if you can hear better, you can also ignore tinnitus better.
Hearing instruments pick up ambient sound over a microphone and amplify it before passing it onto the ear. This enables wearers to focus better on the noises, sounds and tones around them. The rustle of leaves in the forest, friendly conversation, or beautiful music restore the emphasis on pleasant hearing impressions and narrow the scope for tinnitus.
In many cases, users scarcely or don’t hear the tinnitus at all as soon as the hearing instrument is switched on.
Some hearing instruments also feature a noiser function. What is the benefit of this combination? As hearing instruments can only amplify noises actually present around us, they are of little use as tinnitus therapy tools in very quiet hearing environments. This is when the noiser function can be helpful.
In these situations, the noiser can generate a soft noise to distract the patient from the tinnitus. In modern hearing instruments, like those from Signia, various hearing programs can be selected at the touch of a button: purely hearing instrument function, purely noiser function, or a combination of the two. Noisers generally offer considerable relief from tinnitus.