Tinnitus isn’t new. But it may be the first time you have had to deal with it. A constant buzzing or ringing is normally how tinnitus is experienced but not always. Often, the sound is very intense. However tinnitus manifests for you, this point is most likely true: you are most likely searching for new ways of dealing with your tinnitus if it’s something that’s bothering you.
In that, you’re lucky because while tinnitus does not yet have an overall cure, there are a few new therapies that can help you deal with symptoms. Certain of those therapies even involve your tongue.
The Newest Way to Handle Tinnitus
One of the latest therapies for tinnitus seems a bit odd at first but does seem to show some promise. This device, developed at the Trinity College School of Medicine in Dublin, stimulates both the ear and the tongue. Technically, it’s called bi-modal neuromodulation.
Based on the first tests of this device, the results were pretty striking. Most people received treatments for a duration of twelve weeks or so. Those same people noted a substantial reduction in their tinnitus symptoms, and the results lasted up to twelve months. But this kind of therapy is still in the testing phase and not widely available yet.
What Can I do Now to Get Tinnitus Relief?
Regrettably, it will probably be quite a while before novel treatments like this are generally accessible. So maybe you’re wondering what can be done now to help deal with your tinnitus.
Fortunately, there are some newer tinnitus therapy devices available today. And one of the best new ways to manage tinnitus is something you’ve probably already heard of: your hearing aid.
It works like this:
Everyday sounds are boosted by hearing aids. When you start to lose your hearing, external get quieter and that can make the internal sounds of tinnitus become louder. A hearing aid can boost the volume on the rest of the audio spectrum. By increasing the volume of external sounds, your tinnitus sounds will often disappear into the background.
There is a sound masking device comparable to a modern hearing aid. A masking device may 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 obscured by sounds produced by this kind 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, of course, just the beginning. We can help you find the best choice for you so get in touch with us.