Tinnitus has been around for a long time. But perhaps it’s new to you, like a noisy used car you can’t return. A constant buzzing or ringing is commonly how tinnitus manifests but not always. The sound can be, at times, really loud. However tinnitus is experienced by you, this point is most likely true: you are probably looking for new ways of coping with your tinnitus if it’s something that’s troubling you.
In that, you’re lucky because while tinnitus does not yet have a universal cure, there are a few novel treatments that can help you deal with symptoms. Certain of those therapies even concern your tongue.
Newest Approaches to Tinnitus
Arguably the most novel tinnitus therapy to hit our radar appears to offer quite a bit of promise, even if it seems a little unusual at first. Both the tongue and the ear 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 impressive with this device according to the first tests. 12 weeks was about how long most individuals were treated. Within those 12 months, those same people noticed a dramatic decrease in tinnitus symptoms. But this kind of therapy is still in testing and not extensively available yet.
What Can I do Now to Find Tinnitus Relief?
Unfortunately, it will probably be quite a while before novel therapies such as this are generally accessible. So perhaps you’re wondering what can be done now to help deal with your tinnitus.
There are, luckily, some tinnitus management devices that has recently been released. And the most common way to handle your tinnitus is a modern hearing aid.
Here’s how it works:
Your hearing aid can provide you with something else to listen to. When you start to lose your hearing, the sounds of the outside world diminish and that can make the internal sounds of tinnitus become louder. The volume of the exterior world is raised by hearing aids. By increasing the volume of external sounds, your tinnitus sounds will often disappear into the background.
Your hearing aid can mask the sound. A masking device might 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 integrated into modern hearing aids. Your tinnitus symptoms can be obscured by sounds produced by this type of technology. Whatever sound will best mask the ringing in your ears will be used, it may be a specific tone or even white noise.
This is, of course, only the beginning. We can help you find the best option for you so call us for a consultation.