Effective relief for tinnitus
An estimated 14 million Canadians have already experienced noise or ringing in the ears, or tinnitus, in the past year. Common triggers include acute hearing loss, excessive noise, impaired blood circulation, stress, or misalignment of the cervical spine or jaw joint. Learn more about the irritating ringing in your ears and the treatment options in our article about tinnitus.
Tinnitus lasting at least three months is referred to as chronic. More than half of the people suffering from tinnitus also experience hearing loss. In those instances, the use of hearing systems with so-called tinnitus noisers can effectively relieve tinnitus and hearing loss. The tinnitus noiser counteracts the beeping and whistling by producing a signal that cancels out the distracting noises.
A tinnitus noiser provides relief
A tinnitus noiser produces a continuous noise that the patient perceives as pleasant. It is quieter than tinnitus itself and has a calming effect on the auditory system and consequently the neural pathway to the brain relaying auditory sensations. The brain has filter systems that categorize sounds as important or not important. After a while, due to the constant signal produced by the Noiser, both the Noiser and the tinnitus are categorized as not important. The result: tinnitus is not sensed anymore.