Tinnitus isn’t new. But maybe it’s new to you, like a noisy used car you can’t return. A relentless ringing or buzzing is usually how tinnitus is experienced but not always. At times, the sound is really overwhelming. Symptoms differ substantially, but here’s the point: you are most likely searching for new ways of managing your tinnitus if it’s something that’s troubling you.
In that, you’re in luck because while tinnitus does not yet have an overall cure, there are a few new treatments that can help you deal with symptoms. Your tongue is even involved in certain of those treatments.
The Most Recent Way to Handle Tinnitus
One of the newest treatments for tinnitus sounds a bit unusual at first but does appear to show some promise. Both the ear and the tongue are stimulated with this device designed at the Trinity School of Medicine in Dublin. Bi-modal neurostimulation is the technical term for this method.
The results were fairly impressive with this device based on the first tests. 12 weeks was about the duration that most people were treated. Those same people noticed a substantial decrease in their tinnitus symptoms, and the results lasted up to twelve months. But until the testing phase is completed it won’t be publicly available.
How Can I Find Relief From my Tinnitus Now?
Unfortunately, it will most likely be quite a while before novel therapies such as this are widely accessible. So perhaps you’re curious about what can be done now to help manage your tinnitus.
Fortunately, there are some newer tinnitus management devices on the market today. And the most prevalent way to deal with your tinnitus is a modern hearing aid.
Here’s the way it works:
Everyday sounds are boosted by hearing aids. One reason why tinnitus is more noticeable as you lose your hearing is that the ringing is the only thing that stays loud while everything else gets quieter. A hearing aid can boost the volume on the rest of the audio spectrum. By boosting the volume of outside sounds, your tinnitus sounds will often vanish into the background.
There is a sound masking device comparable to a modern hearing aid. If your hearing loss is relatively mild, then a masking device might be the best way to deal with your symptoms. A hearing aid has a similar appearance to a masking device. And masking technology can be incorporated into modern hearing aids. Your tinnitus symptoms can be masked by sounds produced by this type of technology. Whatever the best sound is to mask the ringing in your ears will be used, from white noise to a specific tone.
Needless to say, this is only a starting point. We can help you find the best option for you so get in touch with us.