Your world is alive with sound. Laughter, unforgettable melodies, waves breaking on the shore — all these sounds enrich your life. At other times, all you want to hear is silence. So what happens when one stubborn sound won’t allow you to enjoy peace and quiet anymore?
Tinnitus can manifest as a ringing, buzzing, humming, or similar noise you hear even though there is no outside source for the sound. While you may have been told there is no cure, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to find relief and restore your peace of mind. You can learn to live with tinnitus by finding out how to control it, instead of letting it control you.
If you hear an annoying noise that never seems to go away, it can be distracting, put you on edge, and increase stress and anxiety. Because only you can hear it, you might feel like no one understands what you’re going through. But this phenomenon is very real. It’s called tinnitus and it’s a more common condition than you might think.
Signia hearing aids are tiny technological marvels. They not only amplify sounds and improve hearing, they also provide a range of solutions to alleviate the effects of tinnitus.
While tinnitus is as varied as its causes, it can be grouped into tonal and non-tonal tinnitus. Tonal tinnitus is more common and describes the perception of a near-continuous sound or overlapping sounds with a well-defined frequency, e. g. whistling, ringing, buzzing. Non-tonal forms of tinnitus include humming, clicking, crackling and rumbling.
Signia hearing aids offer three different strategies against tinnitus.
Static noise tinnitus therapy and ocean wave tinnitus therapy cover up the disturbing tinnitus sounds with individually tuned therapy signals which divert attention away from the tinnitus and thereby reduce its impact. As a result, you can relax and concentrate on what you want to hear.
Signia hearing aids are the only ones with in-built Notch Therapy, which is proven to reduce the annoyance of tonal tinnitus and may even make it disappear completely.*
Soft and gentle sounds that take away the annoyance of tinnitus
Signia hearing aids feature a tinnitus noiser function that generates additional sound in the form of a soft therapy signal. This effectively distracts you from the tinnitus, helping you to relax and enjoy life. In addition to a range of preset signals, the therapy signals can be customized to your specific needs.
Static noise therapy signals use a form of sound that mixes in with the tinnitus sounds and distracts from it. Signia hearing aids offer five different types of signal so that your Hearing Care Professional can help you choose the most comfortable solution for you.
What could be more relaxing than the sound of a seashore?
Inspired by the tranquil sound of the sea lapping against the shore, ocean wave therapy signals replicate the relaxing feeling of being on a beach. Ocean wave therapy signals mimic the sound of the sea to provide a positive, soothing, and stress-relieving listening experience.
Your Hearing Care Professional can help you choose from four different signals to find the one that is most relaxing and comfortable for you.
Removing the sounds of tinnitus for a truly peaceful experience
Signia hearing aids are the only ones with the built-in tinnitus Notch Therapy. This is a method that has shown to be especially effective for people who experience tonal tinnitus, the most common type of tinnitus.
Unlike the static noise and ocean wave approaches, which introduce an additional therapy sound, Notch Therapy treats your tinnitus inaudibly and unobtrusively. All you have to do is wear your hearing aids as you normally would, and it could reduce the annoyance of your tinnitus in just weeks or months.
Notch Therapy offers the potential of eliminating the tinnitus completely*. By permanently relegating the tinnitus sounds into the background over a long period, the overstimulation is reduced and the brain ‘learns’ to no longer hear the tinnitus sounds, making life without tinnitus a real possibility.
* Powers, L., dos Santos, G.M., & Jons, C. (2016, September). Notch Therapy: A new approach to tinnitus treatment. AudiologyOnline, Article 18365.
The ideal combination of tinnitus therapies and outstanding hearing
Signia offers a large selection of hearing aids with the most modern hearing technology that includes various tinnitus therapies. These therapies provide an optimum individual solution for an outstanding sound quality and hearing experience.
Available in a range of small, discreet styles for every form of hearing loss, there’s a model to meet every need. And for complete convenience and discretion, they can even be controlled remotely via a mobile phone app.
Ask about the tinnitus therapy options from Signia.