Audio Treatment for Chronic Tinnitus

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treatments #7 - using ear aids

Treatments# 7: Using Ear Aids

Today, many hearing aid manufacturers include tinnitus solutions in their hearing aids to help patients regain their hearing peace.
Known as “tinnitus noiser” or “tinnitus masker”, these tinnitus solutions are now offered on many high-end hearing aids for personalised hearing comfort day and night.
These hearing aids can help patients with tinnitus with or without hearing loss and can also be used as a complement to the treatment of hearing loss if this is the case.

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treatments #6 - sophrology and similar ways

Treatments #6: Sophrology

We are going to be interested here in Sophrology as well as in other disciplines which use relaxation techniques associated with methods aiming at working on or re-structuring our emotions to achieve a better acceptance of tinnitus.

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tinnitus treatments #3: audio solutions

Treatments #3: Audio Solutions

We will in this article try to get into the details of the operation of the best known audio treatments methods.
These include the use of music, noise generators, and hearing aids .

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tinnitus treatments #2: medication & supplementation

Treatments #2: Medication

Let’s have a summary here of the Medication and Supplementation possibilities. Medication doesn’t really solve the problem while supplementation may help by improving aspects of the global response to tinnitus.

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frequencies& decibels

Frequencies and Decibels

Frequencies and Decibels: In order to better understand tinnitus, we propose in this post to define the sound, and how it is characterized and quantified.
To define a sound we use two parameters which are its frequency, measured in Hertz (Hz) and its intensity, measured in Decibels (dB).

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tinnitus treatments #1: treatment axes

Treatments #1: Treatments Axes

The causes of tinnitus can be very diverse and often difficult to identify.
This logically results in a wide variety of possible tinnitus treatments axes.
It will of course be possible and probably advisable to combine several of them.
let’s take a look at the existing possibilities.

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ear & tinnitus

Tinnitus and the Ear

Let’s dive into the relations between tinnitus and the ear ! In this post we will first address the functioning of the human ear, before taking a look at current knowledge about tinnitus.
We will see in particular that tinnitus has to do not only with the ear but also with the areas of the brain involved in hearing.

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Check your tinnitus

Free Audio Check

Tinnitus Handicap Inventory

Tinnitus Handicap Questionnaire

How to use the player

First be sure to place yourself in a quiet environment.

Use a headphone; you should only hear your tinnitus and the frequency test.

Play the synthesizer ( PLAY / PAUSE) and adjust the volume to your convenience – ideally at the same level as the perception of your tinnitus.

In the case where you would have several tinnitus, focus on the one you most perceive.

Then vary the frequency using the previous / next arrows, until you find the frequency that best matches your tinnitus.

Do not hesitate to pause / play the sound in order to compare better.

Take your time to be as sure as possible.

Frequency range of the tool goes from 78Hz (D#1) up to 9956Hz (D#8).
The frequency area covered represents 7 octaves.
If you are not familiar with these concepts, we invite you to read our post dedicated to Frequencies and Decibels.