The Siemens Micon hearing aid and Phonak's Audeo Q provide built-in tinnitus programs that mix with the sounds created by an individual's tinnitus and reduce its level of annoyance. The flexible programming of the Siemens Micon positions the audiologist to treat some forms of hyperacusis.
Approaches to relieving tinnitus vary and, at Appalachian Audiology, are highly individualized.
Options for relief vary based on the status of hearing, the presence of hyperacusis or mysophonia, phonophobia or recruitment, evidence of Meniere's Disease, suggestion of chronic Eustachian tube dysfunction, TMJ problems, history of vascular disease, deficiency in B-12, zinc, and/or magnesium. Additionally, vertigo or dizziness may shape how we manage tinnitus.
These services result in a success rate of 85-90%:
Management approaches to tinnitus focus on the sounds, and/or the effects of the sounds, such as interrupted or poor sleep, concentration difficulties, depression and anxiety, and stress.
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