When people develop tinnitus, it can be a potentially stressful time. Not only is there the distraction from the ringing, humming or buzzing in your ears, having tinnitus can also change the way you interact with others in social situations.
Tinnitus is an individual experience – no two people will have the exact same kind of tinnitus, which is why it's important to have a flexible and personalised treatment. Thanks to new innovation, tinnitus suffers can adjust their hearing device to best suit their situation, providing more effective relief.
Changing the way tinnitus is treated with SoundSupport
In order for sound relief to be effective, tinnitus sufferers need to respond positively to the chosen sound, reports Audiology Online*. With the innovative SoundSupport from Oticon, tinnitus sufferers can choose their ideal form of relief, from traditional "white noise" to more soothing ocean sounds.
As the intensity of tinnitus symptoms can fluctuate throughout the day, it's important to have a solution which is flexible and personalised. Some people with tinnitus will notice their symptoms more in the morning, whilst others will struggle with the ringing sounds more at night, impacting their sleep routines.
Dr Donald Schum explains that with SoundSupport, users can benefit from "improved listening ability and the additional support of integrated relief sounds – combined benefits that help make tinnitus less perceptible and can reduce the stress often associated with tinnitus."
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1Audiology Online, Oticon Tinnitus SoundSupport Provides Highly Personalised Tinnitus Relief Throughout the Day. Accessed May 20, 2015. Available here.