Tinnitus is increasingly common in our society. It can be an occasional annoyance for some but a constant frustration for others. Although each person experiences and reacts to it individually, the underlying causes and links to hearing loss are common to the majority of people.
The key to effective tinnitus management
Tinnitus is a very personal condition.
The key to its effective management is to work with a hearing care professional to develop an individualized treatment plan. This may include the use of hearing aid technology along with expert guidance to help you better understand and cope with the noise in your head.
The eventual goal is that you are able to enjoy life again without the annoyance of “ringing ears”.
Combining this hearing lift with coaching from a qualified hearing expert can then bring even more benefits.
“A hearing aid will do its job in managing someone’s hearing loss,” says tinnitus expert Chris DePlacido of Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, “but unless the patient understands what’s happening with their tinnitus, the effects won’t be the same. Coaching is about teaching patients skills like relaxation techniques that they can use to break the cycle - helping them reduce negative thoughts and lessening their anxiety.”
It was amazing
Julie Horne from the East Midlands has had tinnitus for over two decades.
“When I tried the Phonak Audéo Q hearing aids my specialist recommended it was amazing. I could immediately hear more and the tinnitus seemed to go down a couple of levels. It has really improved my life.”