Tinnitus isn’t new. But it might be the first time you have had to deal with it. Normally, though not always, tinnitus presents as a ceaseless buzzing or ringing in the ears. The sound can be, at times, really loud. However tinnitus manifests for you, this point is most likely true: if tinnitus is troubling you, you may be looking for some new ways to deal with your symptoms.
Fortunately, new therapies and treatment options are being developed that aren’t cures for tinnitus but can help you manage it. Some of those therapies even concern your tongue.
The Most Recent Way to Handle Tinnitus
Possibly the most novel tinnitus therapy to hit our radar appears to offer quite a bit of potential, even if it seems a little strange initially. This device, developed at the Trinity College School of Medicine in Dublin, stimulates both the tongue and ear. Bi-modal neurostimulation is the technical term for this approach.
The results were fairly striking with this device based on the first tests. 12 weeks was about how long most individuals were treated. Within those 12 months, those same individuals noticed a dramatic decrease in tinnitus symptoms. But until the testing phase is completed it won’t be generally available.
How Can I Find Relief From my Tinnitus Now?
Of course, it takes years for technology to go from research and development to patient availability. So how can you deal with your tinnitus right now?
There are, luckily, some tinnitus management technology that has recently been released. And the most prevalent way to deal with your tinnitus is a modern hearing aid.
It works like this:
External sounds are enhanced by hearing aids. One reason why tinnitus is more obvious as your hearing wanes is that the stays loud while everything else becomes quieter. The volume of the outside world is raised by hearing aids. By increasing the volume of outside sounds, your tinnitus sounds will often disappear into the background.
There is a noise masking device comparable to a modern hearing aid. 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 can emit sounds specially designed to mask your tinnitus symptoms. Whatever the best sound is to mask the ringing in your ears will be used, it may be a specific tone or even white noise.
This is, obviously, only the beginning. We can help you find the best choice for you so get in touch with us.