At Apex Audiology, we have deep compassion for people with tinnitus and thus strive to be a trusted and helpful resource for tinnitus treatment. We offer several treatment options to help patients experience a better quality of life, no matter the degree or severity of their tinnitus.
During your tinnitus consultation, your hearing specialist will go over the various options for tinnitus treatment and will help you decide which one would best meet your needs and lifestyle.
Many of the treatment options available are FDA-approved. See the listing below.
For patients who have anxiety, depression, or any other psychiatric condition associated with tinnitus, counseling can be really beneficial. In fact, combining psychiatric therapy with auditory therapy may be the best treatment to relieve your symptoms.
Since tinnitus often accompanies hearing loss, a hearing aid is recommended to amplify sound as well as to boost other soft sounds in your environment. With this combination, the device will help to camouflage your tinnitus symptoms.
ReSound LiNX 3D (iPhone App)
ReSound LiNX 3D is an iPhone app that is effective in relieving tinnitus. The app utilizes a combination of sound therapy and relaxation exercises to reduce the severity of symptoms, and it can be used in combination with hearing instruments. The app also transforms your iPhone into a remote control for your hearing aid.
Oticon Tinnitus SoundSupport
The Oticon Tinnitus SoundSupport™ offers a personalized selection of tinnitus relief sounds that can help ease the effects of tinnitus. Examples of relief sounds include white noise and soothing ocean-like sounds. Using the Oticon ON App, which works with both Android and iOS systems, you can discreetly change the relief sound so you can get the comfort you need.
The Oticon Tinnitus SoundSupport™ is used together with tinnitus retraining therapy to provide instructional counseling to relieve your tinnitus.
Incorporating relaxation activities into your daily schedule can help alleviate the stress, frustration, and anger you may be experiencing with tinnitus because they can help you concentrate on something other than your symptoms.
Your hearing specialist may suggest that you try relaxation activities, such as deep breathing exercises, yoga, and meditation, to help you manage your tinnitus better. Other relaxation activities such as walking, biking, cooking, swimming, and gardening, also have calming, beneficial effects.
You should work hard to obtain adequate rest and avoid over-fatiguing yourself because generally, patients who are tired seem to notice their tinnitus more. You should also avoid the use of nerve stimulants, such as excessive amounts of coffee and smoking.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
One treatment that incorporates sound therapy is Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT), also known as habituation therapy. This therapy attempts to retrain your brain into perceiving the tinnitus in a different way.
About 75% of people with tinnitus are not bothered by it, because their brains process it and file it as another everyday noise. TRT attempts to teach your brain how to process the noise so that it doesn’t bother you anymore (or not as much).
Widex “The Zen Program”
This program uses fractal tone technology where the sounds you hear are predictable but not repeating with the goal to rewire your brain and dull the effects of tinnitus. Your hearing specialist chooses an assortment of “musical tones” known as “Zen styles,” which are random and chime-like. These tones can be adjusted (tone pitch, tempo, volume) to suit your comfort level.
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