What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is as individual as you areIt can be:
- A buzzing or ringing in the ears
- A hissing or roaring sound
- High-, low-, single- or multi-toned
- Occasional or constant
The tinnitus vicious cycleContinual tinnitus can cause anxiety and stress in many individuals. Once this negative connection is established, a cycle can begin that affects other regions of the brain, including the limbic system (which is involved in processing emotions) and the autonomic nervous system (physical/bodily reactions). This is commonly known as the vicious cycle. When tinnitus is perceived, it can prompt a number of emotions, including fear, danger, unhappiness, etc. These can in turn cause physical reactions such as anxiety and stress, thus reinforcing the tinnitus and making the cycle repeat itself.
You can break the vicious cycle
Using ReSound hearing aids, in combination with informed counseling and acoustic therapy, can bring you significant relief. Your emotional response to the tinnitus changes, and your nervous system responds differently as well.
Causes of tinnitus
There is a number of possible causes of tinnitus.Hair cell damage, which also causes hearing loss, is considered one of the most common causes of tinnitus. Tinnitus is also associated with:
- Degeneration of the bones in the middle ear
- Injury to the ears, neck or head
- Neurological disorders
- Exposure to loud noises
- Side effects of medication
With the exception of a small number of tinnitus cases that are medically treatable, the cause of tinnitus is not relevant for the choice of tinnitus treatment.
There are a number of different options available for tinnitus treatment. Each of them offers a different explanation for how it can be beneficial to you if you are suffering from tinnitus.
ReSound LiNX 3D can helpUsing ReSound LiNX 3D™ helps change the way you respond to tinnitus by diverting your attention away from it, thus breaking the tinnitus vicious cycle.
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Whether you have a hearing loss or not, ReSound LiNX 3D helps you manage your tinnitus. It combines an advanced hearing aid with a tinnitus sound generator. The tinnitus sound generator administers sounds that make the disturbing noise less noticeable and draw your attention away from the tinnitus. This is known as sound therapy. When combined with informed counseling, it is recognized as a highly effective way of managing tinnitus.
Individual solutionsEach case of tinnitus is unique, so ReSound LiNX 3D provides individual solutions. Your hearing care professional can customize it in a way that will help relieve your own kind of tinnitus. We call this individualized sound therapy.
We strongly recommend that you contact a qualified hearing care professional who is experienced in tinnitus management.