Tinnitus is the presence of sound in the ears or head that occur when there is no sound in the room. Many strategies have been employed to help patients cope with the ringing, roaring, swishing, and other noises generated by tinnitus. When a hearing loss is also present, fitting the individual with hearing instruments can provide significant relief. By generating noises to “mix” with the sounds of tinnitus, individuals can discover a way to effectively manage its symptoms.
Widex hearing aids offer three features to help patients cope with tinnitus.
The “Zen” program is designed to help patients manage their tinnitus. Using a variety of random, chime-like noises, the Zen program attempts to make tinnitus less noticeable. The audiologist can program the pitch, tempo, and volume of the noises to the unique preferences of the individual.
You can hear what the Zen program sounds like by clicking here.
The Zen program is available in the Widex Dream family of hearing aids.