Tinnitus isn’t new. But maybe it’s new to you, like a loud used car you can’t return. Normally, though not always, tinnitus reveals itself as a ceaseless buzzing or ringing in the ears. Often, the sound is very overwhelming. Regardless of how tinnitus is experienced by you, this point is probably true: you are probably looking for new ways of managing your tinnitus if it’s something that’s troubling you.
Fortunately, new therapies and treatments are being formulated that aren’t cures for tinnitus but can help you manage it. Your tongue is even involved in certain of those treatments.
The Newest Way to Handle Tinnitus
One of the latest therapies for tinnitus seems a little unusual at first but does appear to show some hope. This device, designed at the Trinity College School of Medicine in Dublin, stimulates both the ear and the tongue. Bi-modal neurostimulation is the technical term for this technique.
The results were fairly striking with this device based on the first tests. 12 weeks was about the duration that most individuals were treated. Those same people detected a significant reduction in their tinnitus symptoms, and the results continued for up to twelve months. But until the testing phase is finished it won’t be extensively available.
How Can I Find Relief From my Tinnitus Now?
Naturally, it takes a while for technology to work their way from research and development to patient accessibility. So maybe you’re wondering what can be done now to help manage your tinnitus.
There are, fortunately, some tinnitus management technology that has recently been released. And the most common way to manage your tinnitus is a modern hearing aid.
Here’s the way it works:
Your hearing aid can give you something else to listen to. When you start to lose your hearing, external diminish and that can make the internal sounds of tinnitus become louder. The volume of the exterior world is raised by hearing aids. By raising the volume of outside sounds, your tinnitus sounds will often vanish into the background.
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 masking technology can be incorporated into modern hearing aids. This technology will emit sounds designed to mask your tinnitus symptoms. Whatever sound will best mask the ringing in your ears will be used, from white noise to a specific tone.
This is, of course, just the beginning. We can help you discover the best option for you so get in touch with us.