Tinnitus has been present for a long time. But it might be the first time you have had to deal with it. A constant ringing or buzzing is normally how tinnitus manifests but not always. Often, the sound is quite intense. Regardless of how tinnitus is experienced by you, this point is most likely true: you are probably looking for new ways of handling your tinnitus if it’s something that’s troubling you.
In that, you’re in luck because while tinnitus doesn’t yet have a universal cure, there are a few new therapies that can help you manage symptoms. Some of those therapies even concern your tongue.
Most Recent Approaches to Tinnitus
Perhaps the most novel tinnitus therapy to hit our radar appears to offer quite a bit of promise, even if it appears a little strange at first. This device, developed at the Trinity College School of Medicine in Dublin, stimulates both the tongue and ear. The technical term is bi-modal neuromodulation.
The results were fairly striking with this device according to the first tests. 12 weeks was about the duration that most people were treated. Those same people detected a substantial decrease in their tinnitus symptoms, and the results continued for up to twelve months. But until the testing phase is completed it won’t be widely available.
What Can I do Now to Get Tinnitus Relief?
Unfortunately, it will probably be quite some time before novel treatments like this are widely accessible. So perhaps you’re curious about what you can do now to help control your tinnitus.
There are, luckily, some tinnitus therapy devices that has recently come onto the market. And the most prevalent way to deal with your tinnitus is a modern hearing aid.
Here’s the way it works:
Everyday sounds are enhanced by hearing aids. One reason why tinnitus is more noticeable as your hearing wanes is that the ringing is the only thing that stays loud while everything else gets quieter. 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.
There is a noise masking device comparable to a modern hearing aid. A masking device might be the answer if your hearing loss is mild. A masking device basically looks like a hearing aid. And masking technology can be combined with modern hearing aids. Your tinnitus symptoms can be obscured by sounds emitted by this kind of technology. 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, naturally, just the beginning. We can help you discover the best choice for you so call us for a consultation.