Tinnitus isn’t new. But perhaps it’s new to you, like a noisy used car you can’t return. Normally, though not always, tinnitus presents as a ceaseless buzzing or ringing in the ears. The sound can be, at times, extremely loud. However tinnitus is experienced by you, this point is probably true: you are most likely searching for new ways of dealing with your tinnitus if it’s something that’s troubling you.
In that, you’re lucky 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 therapies.
The Newest Way to Handle Tinnitus
One of the latest treatments for tinnitus sounds a little strange at first but does seem to show some promise. Both the tongue and the ear are stimulated with this device designed at the Trinity School of Medicine in Dublin. Bi-modal neurostimulation is the technical term for this approach.
According to the first tests of this device, the results were pretty optimistic. Most people underwent treatments for a duration of twelve weeks or so. Over those 12 months, those same people observed a dramatic reduction in tinnitus symptoms. But this type of therapy is still in testing and not extensively available yet.
What Can I do Now to Get Tinnitus Relief?
Of course, it takes a while for devices to go from research and development to patient availability. So how can you control your tinnitus now?
There are, luckily, some tinnitus management technology that has recently come onto the market. And the most common way to handle your tinnitus is a modern hearing aid.
It works like this:
Your hearing aid can give you something else to listen to. When you begin losing your hearing, external diminish and that can make the internal sounds of tinnitus become louder. A hearing aid can raise the volume on the rest of the audio spectrum. That doesn’t change the volume of your tinnitus, but it might make the ringing less noticeable.
Your hearing aid can mask the noise. If your hearing loss is relatively moderate, then a masking device might be the best way to treat your symptoms. A masking device essentially looks like a hearing aid. And masking technology can be combined with modern hearing aids. Your tinnitus symptoms can be masked by sounds emitted by this type of technology. Sometimes this will be a tone, in other situations, it may be some white noise. Whatever is going to best hide the humming in your ears.
Needless to say, this is just a starting point. We can help you find the best option for you so get in touch with us.