Tinnitus is the term for the perception of noises or ringing in the ears. It is often described as a high-pitched ringing, but can also be described as a buzzing, hissing, pulsing, whistling, roaring or chirping sound, among others. It may seem to come and go, or only be noticeable in very quiet surroundings, or it may be constantly present and bothersome. Some tinnitus sufferers may experience noises that are loud enough to interfere with sleep and concentration. It may interfere with their ability to hear speech clearly. These sufferers may ultimately experience heightened levels of stress and anxiety, which for some can eventually lead to depression.
Widex is an industry leader in tinnitus management solutions. Their unique Zen Therapy program helps to draw your focus from tinnitus by providing soothing, harmonic sound therapy. The Zen program is just one of four elements of the Widex approach. Along with your hearing health professional, you will be able to customize your Zen stratagy to optimize your results - ultimately helping you relax, reduce stress and enjoy all the good sounds around you.
The needs of the individual tinnitus sufferer determine if the various components need to be combined.
Play the video to hear Dr. Robert Sweetow, Ph.D. from University of California, San Francisco, talk about working with tinnitus clients.