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.
Definition: Sounds in the ears or head that occur when there is no sound in the room. Tinnitus ("TIN-a-tus" or "Tin-EYE-tus") may begin gradually or suddenly
The sounds may vary in pitch and loudness or stay the same. It may be a tone or a noise, a roar like a seashell roar, a chirp, hiss, or click or a combination of these.
It may "beat" as your heart beats. The sounds may be louder in one ear or occur only in one ear.
It may prevent sleep, or wake you from a sound sleep. It may be louder in the morning and late at night.