When someone develops tinnitus, the first question they often ask is, “Will this terrible phantom sound ever go away?”
In rare cases, the answer is yes. If earwax buildup is the cause of tinnitus, the din may abate after cerumen removal. Likewise, if a certain medication has caused your tinnitus, the condition may recede after you stop taking the meds. In most cases, however, the answer is no.
While there is no known cure for tinnitus, our specialists at Hearing Associates of Las Vegas believe you deserve relief and support. That’s why we’ve made tinnitus treatment one of our specialties.
What Kinds Of Treatment Can Help With Tinnitus?
For the more than 50 million Americans dealing with tinnitus, being told this distressing condition is incurable is just one more unwelcome sound.
The good news is that with recent innovations, tinnitus management is increasingly effective.
At Hearing Associates of Las Vegas, we make it our business to stay up on the latest developments, offering patients a number of options aimed at tinnitus treatment and relief.
Hearing loss and tinnitus often go hand in hand. Sometimes, simply improving your ability to hear can prompt a reduction in tinnitus symptoms. You may well benefit from having our specialists at Hearing Associates of Las Vegas fit you with hearing aids.
Remarkably, a number of hearing aids now come equipped with tinnitus management features. For instance, we’ve had many tinnitus patients report significant relief after using Widex Zen Therapy.
Hearing aids equipped with Widex Zen Therapy offer amplification, ensuring sounds reach your auditory nerve and brain. They also project soothing and irregular fractal tones directly into your ear, helping offset the monotonously regular noise of tinnitus. You can use the Widex Zen Therapy app to control the sound of the fractal tones as well as when they play. The app also features guided relaxation to help relieve the stress of tinnitus.
Sound therapy is at the forefront of tinnitus management. One of the most effective sound therapy tools we offer is the Levo System.
This groundbreaking tinnitus treatment system is set to emit a sound that matches the sound of a patient’s tinnitus. We save the users’ sound profile as well as sending it to their personal Apple device. Patients then listen to the sound as they sleep, using custom earbuds we’ve fitted to mold perfectly to their ears. You can adjust the Levo program to reflect the level of tinnitus intensity you’re currently experiencing.
The Levo System trains your brain to become accustomed to the sound of tinnitus, allowing you to better function in all aspects of your life. Meanwhile, our hearing specialists monitor your progress to determine the effectiveness of the treatment.
Tinnitus Counseling and De-Stressing
Along with addressing the mechanics of tinnitus management, our specialists offer counseling to people living with this ailment. Tinnitus has many worrisome side effects, including:
- Concentration problems
- Memory problems
- Sleep difficulties
We provide one-on-one counseling for our patients, educating them on managing the discomfort of tinnitus and helping them reframe the negative thoughts spurred by tinnitus.
To make sure tinnitus patients are in a good place, we’ve also developed our Tinnitus Relief Studio, the first of its kind in the nation. While testing various therapies, you can relax in a veritable oasis that features low lighting and a massage chair in a distraction-free environment.
Even someone with an effective management plan can occasionally experience a spike in the symptoms of tinnitus. When this happens, we invite you to arrange for some quiet time in the Tinnitus Relief Studio, located at our Summerlin clinic.
The services we offer are all part of our dedication to offering respite and relief to people living with tinnitus. If you or someone you love is suffering from this condition, contact us today to make an appointment with our hearing instrument specialists.