What Is the Treatment for Tinnitus?
Hearing aids are widely used with a masker to balance out sounds of tinnitus. Sound therapy is also an option for those who have normal hearing but still suffer from symptoms of tinnitus.
Treatment for tinnitus may involve solving temporary problems like ear wax, medication, or an ear infection. In this case, you can talk to your doctor about removing the ear wax, using another medicine, or healing from your ear infection.
However, some people have no specific cause for their tinnitus, which means treatment may vary. Instead of searching for solutions on the internet, it’s best to speak to an experienced professional to get the help you need.
What Is Masking & How Does It Reduce Tinnitus?
Many people find that silence makes tinnitus symptoms worse. We treat tinnitus by creating an acoustic environment filled out by something more than silence. Doing so allows the brain to minimize the impact or perceptions of the signal. Furthermore, hearing varied sounds can help the brain switch to another focus faster over time.
How Do Tinnitus Maskers Work With Hearing Aids?
Many of today’s high-performance digital hearing aids include tinnitus masking technology. This means the user has dual functionality to amplify sounds or mask them as needed. It’s important to understand how your exact device works so that you can program it to work in the best way possible for your ears.
Insurance doesn’t always cover hearing devices, but some plans will offer a benefit toward the cost. Dr. Pasha’s office accepts many insurance providers and is happy to file a claim for our patients considering this option.