Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, Tinnitus affects about 15 to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn’t a condition itself — it’s a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder
- Tinnitus Assessment and Sound Therapy
All patients have an Individual Management Plan (IMP)produced jointly with patients, family and caregivers.
The following should be mandatory within the IMP;
· Access to sound therapy(e.g. bedside sound generators), hearing aids, combination hearing aids and novel devices.
These masker devices use soothing natural sounds such as ocean surf, rainfall or synthetic sounds such as white noise, pink noise, or brown noise to help the auditory system become less sensitive to Tinnitus and promote relaxation by reducing the contrast between tinnitus sounds and background sound.
- Hearing Aid with Tinnitus Masker
A tinnitus Masker is an electronic hearing aid device that generates and emits broad-band or narrow-band noise at low levels, designed to mask the presence of Tinnitus. … For individuals suffering from both hearing loss and Tinnitus, the masker and the hearing aid can operate together as one instrument.