Tinnitus is not new. But maybe it’s new to you, like a loud used car you can’t take back. Usually, though not always, tinnitus presents as a ceaseless buzzing or ringing in the ears. Often, the sound is really overwhelming. Regardless of how tinnitus is experienced by you, this point is probably true: you are probably looking for new ways of handling your tinnitus if it’s something that’s troubling you.
The good news is that new therapies and treatment options are being formulated that aren’t cures for tinnitus but can help you deal with it. Some of those therapies even concern your tongue.
Newest Approaches to Tinnitus
Perhaps the most novel tinnitus treatment that we’ve seen appears to offer quite a bit of promise, even if it appears a little strange initially. 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.
According to the first tests of this device, the results were pretty impressive. Most people underwent treatments for twelve weeks or so. Within those 12 months, those same individuals observed a dramatic reduction in tinnitus symptoms. But this kind of therapy is still in testing and not generally available yet.
What Can I do Now to Get Tinnitus Relief?
Regrettably, it will most likely be quite some time before novel solutions like this are broadly available. So how can you deal with your tinnitus right now?
There are, fortunately, some tinnitus therapy technology that has recently come onto the market. And one of the best new ways to manage tinnitus is something you’ve probably already heard of: your hearing aid.
Here’s the way it works:
Everyday sounds are enhanced by hearing aids. When you begin losing your hearing, external diminish and that can make the internal sounds of tinnitus get louder. A hearing aid can raise the volume on the rest of the audio spectrum. By boosting the volume of outside sounds, your tinnitus sounds will often disappear into the background.
Your hearing aid can mask the noise. If your hearing loss is fairly minor, 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 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, only the beginning. We can help you discover the best choice for you so get in touch with us.