As we approach Tinnitus Awareness Week (1st - 7th February 2021) we thought we'd share some information on the condition and what we can do here in clinic to help you get relief.
Tinnitus is the perception of noises in the head and or ear which have no external source. It is possible to experience tinnitus in one ear (Unilateral tinnitus) or both ears at once. It can begin suddenly or come on gradually. Different people suffer in slightly different ways from tinnitus such as:
Tinnitus is a condition that most of us have heard of before. In fact, in the UK it affects around 6 million people, with about 600,000 experiencing it to a severity that affects their quality of life.
Although there is sadly no cure for tinnitus there are ways in which we can help to reduce the impact tinnitus can have on your life.
The solution is in fact hearing aids. They don’t just help you hear clearer but do in fact have additional purposes with one being tinnitus management. Starkey’s Multiflex tinnitus technology creates a comforting and customisable sound stimulus that helps mask your tinnitus. This doesn’t eliminate the tinnitus altogether but helps fade it into the background of your day to day tasks. It works in the same way a clock ticks, when you focus on the clock you can hear it tick but as soon as your brain focuses on another sound it fades into the background, appearing to go altogether.
Starkey’s Multiflex tinnitus technology is clinically proven to provide tinnitus relief and with the predicted UK figures of 7.1 million people suffering from tinnitus by 2028, this could be very valuable technology.
We will win this battle against tinnitus.