One of my favorite conversations to have with patients is the topic of tinnitus. Tinnitus is the perception of sound someone may hear, or ringing in the ears. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 15% of the general population, over 50 million Americans, experience some degree of tinnitus. Roughly 20 million struggle with burdensome chronic tinnitus while another 2 million have extreme and debilitating tinnitus.
While there is no scientific cure for tinnitus, it may help to know that there are a variety of ways to seek relief. Sound therapy is one of those ways, and it is available in many forms. Being a tinnitus sufferer myself, I’ve learned that it is an ongoing process. It’s important to know that you don’t have to just “deal with it” as so many may think.
One form of sound therapy available is a free app called Resound Relief. This app can work in a variety of ways, including streaming the sound directly from an iPhone to a pair of Resound Linx 3D hearing aids. This app lets you pick and choose your own “soundscapes” with a variety of environmental sounds, musical tones, & other therapeutic sounds. So many relaxing options to help distract our brain from the constant ringing & allow it to focus on more pleasant & soothing sounds.
Another problem that some have along with the tinnitus is not being able to fall asleep or waking up multiple times in the night as a result of the tinnitus. This can cause the tinnitus to seem even more intense throughout the course of the next day. The Acoustic Sheep SleepPhones are perfect for those who have a difficult time sleeping. The user simply puts on the headband, equipped with 2 wireless speakers, and can stream directly from their smartphone. Stream music, noise, or again, pick your own sounds from the Resound Relief app.
If you have any questions about your tinnitus, or would like to schedule a free hearing test, call me at 740-552-1519. We have a wide variety of hearing aids at very competitive pricing. Looking for a solution to help with your tinnitus? Try the Acoustic Sheep SleepPhones available for purchase on my website with free shipping.