Tinnitus has been around for a long time. But it may be the first time you have had to cope with it. Normally, though not always, tinnitus presents as a ceaseless buzzing or ringing in the ears. At times, the sound is really overwhelming. Regardless of how 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 troubling 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 manage symptoms. Some of those therapies even concern your tongue.
Most Recent Approaches to Tinnitus
Perhaps the most novel tinnitus treatment to hit our radar appears to offer a lot of promise, even if it seems a little unusual initially. This device, designed at the Trinity College School of Medicine in Dublin, stimulates both the tongue and ear. Bi-modal neurostimulation is the technical term for this method.
The results were rather impressive with this device based on the first tests. 12 weeks was about the duration that most people were treated. Those same people detected a substantial reduction in their tinnitus symptoms, and the results continued for up to twelve months. But this kind of therapy is still in the testing phase and not generally available yet.
How Can I Find Relief From my Tinnitus Now?
Naturally, it takes years for technology to go from research and development to patient accessibility. So maybe you’re curious about what you can do now to help control your tinnitus.
Fortunately, there are some newer tinnitus therapy devices on the market now. And the most prevalent way to handle your tinnitus is a modern hearing aid.
It works like this:
Everyday sounds are enhanced by hearing aids. One reason why tinnitus is more apparent as your hearing wanes is that the stays loud while everything else becomes quieter. A hearing aid can boost the volume on the rest of the audio spectrum. That doesn’t change the volume of your tinnitus, but it could make the ringing less noticeable.
Your hearing aid can mask the sound. A masking device may be the way to go if your hearing loss is minor. A masking device basically looks like a hearing aid. And most hearing aids can be augmented with masking technology. This technology will emit sounds specially 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 ringing in your ears.
Of course, this is just a starting point. We can help you choose the best choice for you so get in touch with us.