If you often hear ringing, buzzing, humming, or roaring in ears you may be suffering from tinnitus. Tinnitus is caused principally by advancing hearing loss, starting usually in the high frequencies and progressing backwards into the low frequencies over time. In about 65-70% of cases it usually starts as a high pitch tone. You may be hearing sounds described as steady ringing, pulsating ringing, buzzing, frying and hissing sounds. According to ATA, The American Tinnitus Association, 45 million Americans are struggling with tinnitus. It is one of the most common clinical syndromes in the United States, affecting twelve percent of men and almost fourteen percent of women who are sixty-five and older. It reportedly affects nearly half out soldiers that were exposed to blasts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The current research continues to provide that the single most common cause of tinnitus in at least 90% of cases, is that of uncorrected hearing loss. With Siemens Hearing hearing aids, external sounds can provide sufficient activation of the auditory nervous system to reduce the tinnitus perception and it may reprogram the auditory nervous system and thereby have a long-term beneficial effect on tinnitus by restoring neural function.
The first step to tinnitus treatment should be a thorough diagnostic hearing test. If you are suffering from Tinnitus, you should book one of our free comprehensive diagnostic hearing test. You will have an opportunity to demo Siemens most advanced hearing aids equipped with frequency compression and masking.
Clinical evidence shows that the use of special hearing aids in tinnitus patients can often be a beneficial tinnitus treatment. A study published in the online journal PLOS ONE shows that among 74 subjects fitted with a linear octave frequency transposition (LOFT) hearing aids, 60 (81%) reported partial or complete tinnitus suppression.
To obtain the best results with tinnitus treatment, hearing aids should be fitted to both ears, use an open ear tip, should include the widest amplification band, frequency compression and disabled noise reducing controls. Siemens hearing aids are the most advanced hearing aids on the market and are unmatched when it comes to battling the aggravating noise from tinnitus. Siemens hearing aids have some of the widest amplification bands on the market. They also include an assortment of frequency masking features that your specialist will program into the aids to match and eliminate the tinnitus sound.
If you are suffering, please book a free no obligation appointment with our hearing specialist to see if Siemens hearing instruments can help you control tinnitus. We are here to help!