If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have tinnitus (tin-NY-tus).
Tinnitus causes a persistent ringing, rushing or buzzing in the ears. It won’t cause deafness, but it may affect your daily activities. Sometimes the solution may be just as simple as putting a hearing aid in the ear and returning sound or feeding that part of the auditory brain. Sometimes that will help about 60 to 70 percent of those in this situation. The others may benefit from tinnitus therapy. Widex, a hearing company uses fractals or notes in a wind chime. A person listens to these at a low level in the hearing aids. The notes are not distracting on a conscious level, because they are the same 6 or 7 notes. What your subconscious brain may be listening to is the slight time or temporal unpredictable differences. That is enough so ones brain does not pay any attention to the ringing in the ears. It may be looking at the lone candle in the dark room. Sit there and see nothing but the candle. We are focused on it because there is nothing else to focus on. The best way to stop focusing on the candle is to simply put the lights on. There are other things to pay attention to, and suddenly the candle has lost its starring role, and disappears into the background. Relief!
We are happy to help people with tinnitus!
Click the button below to take our tinnitus questionnaire and some links to find out more! We might promise that tinnitus will never go away, but we do say is the way you feel when you start is not the way you are going to feel a few months after we make positive steps! No only looking at treating hearing loss, but exercising more, eating well, getting better sleep, and limiting caffeine, and yes, even regular mediations.