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The Best Hearing Aids For Tinnitus Relief

Hearing loss and Tinnitus are closely linked with as much as 80% of people experiencing Tinnitus having experienced some level of hearing loss. Tinnitus is a ringing in your ears that is not actually linked to real sounds outside your body, it is your brain’s perception of a sound rather than a true sound, and can take the form of ringing, clicking, buzzing, humming, or whistling in your ear. 

While it isn’t completely understood what causes Tinnitus, it is thought that after hearing loss your brain works to compensate for the diminished ambient sound and creates sounds to make up for the absence of noise, resulting in a ringing in your ears. But is there a cure for this ringing in your ears? Can hearing aids improve Tinnitus? Hearing aids for Tinnitus can be a useful treatment, helping redirect your brain to focus on ambient noises and in some cases improving your Tinnitus greatly.

Hearing Aids for Tinnitus

People often ask “can hearing aids improve Tinnitus?” In the vast majority of cases, people do report a significant reduction in their awareness of the Tinnitus signal once they have introduced hearing aids.  The reason being that hearing aids can effectively increase the volume of the surrounding sounds that you want to hear and thus masking out the internal Tinnitus signal. When this happens it is harder to perceive the ringing in your ears and helps the brain focus on other things.

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Livio Edge AI

Bay Audio’s Livio Edge AI hearing aid has the following leading-edge features which can help combat Tinnitus.

  • Livio Edge AI devices have a feature called Multiflex Tinnitus Technology which is clinically proven to provide tinnitus relief.
  • Multiflex Tinnitus Technology creates a comforting and customizable sound stimulus that you and your Audiologist can fine-tune to soothe the unique, irritating sounds you hear. It can help mask your tinnitus, making it less noticeable and it’s completely customizable to your unique tinnitus.
  • While Tinnitus can have an impact on mental health and wellbeing, the Livio Edge AI can help you track your body and brain health through its integrated sensors and AI.
  • The Livio Edge is complemented by a seamless app that gives you total control over your hearing aid, allowing you to change settings easily, quickly adjust the volume, and listen to music answer phone calls.

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It is becoming more apparent that there is a strong connection between the health of your hearing and your overall health. When hearing loss is treated, cognitive decline and adverse mental health issues also improve. Therefore hearing aids for Tinnitus aren’t just treating your Tinnitus, but are also important for your mental health. The Oticon More hearing aids have a Tinnitus SoundSupport feature that allows specially designed programs in the hearing aids to play various sounds that can help you move your attention away from your tinnitus. Together with your Audiologist, you can choose from a wide range of tinnitus relief sound options and decide which sounds to include in your hearing aids.

Tinnitus SoundSupport offers a variety of sounds, from soothing ocean-like sound to steady white noise. Customer feedback has shown that natural sounds are dynamic, yet soothing, and show great promise in decreasing the annoyance of tinnitus. You can adjust the volume level of relief sounds directly on the hearing aid or via the Oticon App.  Tinnitus SoundSupport allows you a high level of flexibility which is important for anyone suffering from tinnitus.

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