Every year more than 50 million Americans experience persistent ringing or noises in the ears, with many experiencing it both day and night. This condition, called tinnitus, is even more common than hearing loss, and 85% of the time people that suffer from loss of hearing also experience some degree of this “ear noise”. Historically this condition has had very few treatment solutions. However, over the past two years, Northland Hearing has been helping numerous patients finally find the relief that they have been looking for through the fitting of digital hearing aids and programmable “tinnitus maskers”.
Up until the introduction of the programmable tinnitus device, the best clinical treatment suggestions had been a mixture of preventative actions and therapeutic solutions. Traditional tinnitus treatments have been more focused on coping with the condition instead of managing the condition, similar to what is described in this Harvard Health Publications article. However, digital hearing aids and programmable masking devices help to cover up the tinnitus by creating a sound stimulus to soothe and cover up the ear ringing.
While the ability to diminish the tinnitus side effects with even our very best devices varies by individual, the large majority of our tinnitus patients have reported success (over 70% experience a significant decrease in felt ear ringing)! To learn more about tinnitus solutions and whether it will work for your tinnitus, simply submit your information on the Contact Us page or call our office 9 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday for an evaluation appointment. Our phone number is (907) 451-4327. We want to help you find your tinnitus relief!