Do you have a ringing in your ears? According to Better Health Victoria, approximately 17 to 20 per cent of Australians suffer from some degree of tinnitus, varying from mild to severe.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the medical term for the sensation of sound in your ears or head when no external sound is present.
People have described tinnitus as sounding like:
Don’t be alarmed. Tinnitus is not a disease; it’s a symptom of something else. People who experience tinnitus may have an ear infection, high blood pressure or, most commonly, hearing loss.
Effects of Tinnitus
While it is not a condition that causes significant harm, the incessant ringing can create ongoing discomfort for some people. Those suffering from tinnitus may experience:
- Extreme distress
- Frequent mood swings or anxiety attacks
- Tension, irritability or frustration
- Poor concentration
- Difficulty sleeping or insomnia
How do I get rid of the ringing in my ears?
Many people are provided the wrong advice and told that nothing can be done about their tinnitus. You do not have to “learn to live with it.” Although there is no cure for tinnitus, there are fantastic hearing aids and management techniques that can help you mask the ringing sound in your ears.
Freedom Hearing offers you some of the best hearing health technology available. There are many hearing aids that feature engineered tinnitus technology.
These small, comfortable in-ear devices create a comforting sound stimulus designed to provide you soothing relief from ringing in the ears.
Because tinnitus affects every person differently, any tinnitus products you choose should be equally personalised. That’s where Freedom Hearing can help.
The first step is to book a hearing check so our audiology professionals can test your hearing, discuss your tinnitus concerns and recommend appropriate hearing aids.
Your clinician will recommend appropriate hearing aids, and can use your audiogram to precisely adjust the sound frequency and modulation to counterbalance your unique tinnitus symptoms.
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Did you know? Tinnitus is the most common disability among army veterans (according to military.com). If you are a veteran, you may be entitled to the Commonwealth Government Hearing Services Program. If eligible, you can access subsidised hearing aids to help alleviate your tinnitus.