Tinnitus has been present for a long time. But it might be the first time you have had to cope with it. A relentless ringing or buzzing is commonly how tinnitus manifests but not always. Sometimes, the sound is really intense. However tinnitus is experienced by you, this point is most likely true: you are probably searching for new ways of coping with your tinnitus if it’s something that’s bothering you.
In that, you’re in luck because while tinnitus doesn’t yet have an overall cure, there are a few new treatments that can help you deal with symptoms. Your tongue is even involved in certain of those treatments.
Newest Approaches to Tinnitus
One of the newest treatment options for tinnitus seems a bit odd at first but does appear to show some hope. Both the tongue and the ear are stimulated with this device developed at the Trinity School of Medicine in Dublin. The technical term is bi-modal neuromodulation.
The results were fairly striking with this device based on the first tests. Most individuals underwent treatments for twelve weeks or so. Those same people noticed a significant decrease in their tinnitus symptoms, and the results continued for up to twelve months. But this type of therapy is still in the testing phase and not widely available yet.
How Can I Get Relief From my Tinnitus Now?
Naturally, it takes years for technology to go from research and development to patient availability. So maybe you’re curious about what you can do now to help control your tinnitus.
There are, luckily, some tinnitus management devices that has recently been released. And the most common way to deal with your tinnitus is a modern hearing aid.
Here’s the way it works:
Your hearing aid can provide you with something else to listen to. One reason why tinnitus becomes more obvious as your hearing wanes is that the stays loud while everything else gets quieter. A hearing aid can raise the volume on the rest of the audio spectrum. By increasing the volume of external sounds, your tinnitus sounds will often fade into the background.
Your hearing aid can mask the noise. A masking device could be the way to go if your hearing loss is mild. A hearing aid has a similar appearance to a masking device. And masking technology can be combined with modern hearing aids. Your tinnitus symptoms can be masked by sounds produced by this type of technology. Whatever the best sound is to mask the ringing in your ears will be used, from white noise to a specific tone.
This is, obviously, just the beginning. We can help you choose the best choice for you so get in touch with us.