Tinnitus is not new. But it may be the first time you have had to cope with it. A constant ringing or buzzing is usually how tinnitus manifests but not always. Often, the sound is really intense. Regardless of how tinnitus is experienced by you, this point is probably true: you are probably looking 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 a universal cure, there are a few new therapies that can help you deal with symptoms. Some of those therapies even concern your tongue.
Most Recent Approaches to Tinnitus
One of the newest treatments for tinnitus sounds a little unusual at first but does appear to show some promise. Both the ear and the tongue are stimulated with this device designed at the Trinity School of Medicine in Dublin. The technical term is bi-modal neuromodulation.
The results were rather striking with this device based on the first tests. 12 weeks was about how long most people were treated. Within those 12 months, those same individuals noted a dramatic reduction in tinnitus symptoms. But until the testing phase is finished it won’t be extensively available.
How Can I Get Tinnitus Relief Now?
Unfortunately, it will most likely be quite some time before novel treatments such as this are generally accessible. So perhaps you’re curious about what can be done now to help control your tinnitus.
There are, fortunately, some tinnitus management devices that has recently been released. And one of the best new methods of managing tinnitus is something you’ve likely already heard of: your hearing aid.
It works like this:
External sounds are boosted by hearing aids. When you start losing 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. That doesn’t change the volume of your tinnitus, but it could make the ringing less obvious.
Your hearing aid can mask the sound. A masking device might be the answer if your hearing loss is minor. A hearing aid has a similar appearance to a masking device. And most hearing aids can be augmented with masking technology. This technology can emit sounds designed to mask your tinnitus symptoms. At times this will be a tone, in other cases, it might be some white noise. Whatever will best hide the humming in your ears.
Obviously, this is just a starting point. We can help you choose the best choice for you so get in touch with us.