Tinnitus, or “ringing in the ears”, is the perception of sound within the human ear when no actual sound is present. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from a wide range of underlying causes. Tinnitus sounds may be heard as high pitched ringing, insect – like, buzzing, crashing waves, ticking and etc.
Effects of tinnitus on sufferer:
- Reduced concentration
- Trouble sleeping
Most people with tinnitus are also affected by hearing impairment. In fact, tinnitus and hearing loss are quite closely correlated. Although tinnitus has no cure medically such as specific medications or surgery, research has shown that relief is possible with the following:
Hearing aids (for tinnitus patients with hearing loss and/or hyperacusis)
Tinnitus retraining therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy
EPC provides a few options to assist patients in achieving habituation.
Products for Tinnitus Management
Bedside sound generators (BSSGs) are used to assist individuals with tinnitus who experience difficulties in sleeping. These sound enrichment devices are known to soothe and relieve the symptoms of tinnitus, thus helping the individuals sleep better.
Sound Oasis provides high quality machines with accessories such as pillows with built-in-speakers, sleep therapy masks, and stand-alone speakers with a variety of natural sounds.