Humming, buzzing, whistling, or hissing inside your head? Almost everyone’s experienced some type of ear noise. They start suddenly, then continue uninterrupted or reoccur at certain intervals, and are extremely unpleasant. Most of the time, these sounds disappear as quickly as they arrive. But when they don’t, doctors call that tinnitus.
Common causes of tinnitus include head and neck injuries, prolonged exposure to loud noises, and ear infections. There are now around 400 known conditions that can trigger these continuous, irritating noises in your ears.
Most people with tinnitus primarily suffer from the constant stress and mental strain that the condition can cause. This is because each acoustic signal our ears receive is processed and decoded by our auditory canals and our brains: Where is the noise coming from? How loud is it? Is it a spoken word? And, if so, what does it mean?
Even though we can’t close our ears the way we can close our eyes, our brain stems are capable of subconsciously filtering out individual signals it classifies as meaningless. This is why, for example, parents are able to hear their children crying at night, but rattling doors do not wake them up.
HANSATON offers hearing aids that combine hearing enhancement with support for tinnitus therapy. By providing amplification in the range affected by hearing loss, you will hear more everyday sounds, while also potentially perceiving the tinnitus less. During quiet moments, you can switch on the noise generator, which may help your body adapt and learn to compensate for the tinnitus.
You have the choice: let our practically invisible in-ear models support your tinnitus therapy or choose designer HANSATON hearing aids for elegant form and color combinations. Your local hearing healthcare professional would be happy to advise you. No matter which style you choose, you can look forward to more relaxation in everyday life.
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