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.
Tinnitus Treatment without Hearing Aids
Widex has also introduced the “Zen2Go™” device to help people with tinnitus who do not have hearing loss. Zen2Go provides relief from tinnitus by playing random harmonic tones. It fits behind the ear and looks similar to a hearing instrument. While it is not necessary for an audiologist to program the device in order for it to work, it is highly recommended that an individual consult with a hearing professional before purchasing it. Seeking counsel from an audiologist who is professionally trained to manage tinnitus will greatly enhance the effectiveness of the Zen2Go device.
To hear what Zen2Go sounds like, click here.