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What is Tinnitus?

Your world is alive with sound. Laughter, unforgettable melodies, waves breaking on the shore — all these sounds enrich your life. At other times, all you want to hear is silence. So what happens when one stubborn sound won’t allow you to enjoy peace and quiet anymore?

Tinnitus can manifest as a ringing, buzzing, humming, or similar noise you hear even though there is no outside source for the sound. While you may have been told there is no cure, that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to find relief and restore your peace of mind. You can learn to live with tinnitus by finding out how to control it, instead of letting it control you.

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Your peace of mind comes first.

Besides amplifying the sounds around us, most of our hearing aids also include a tinnitus therapy feature. How does this work?

In very quiet hearing environments, regular hearing aids don’t have enough external sounds to amplify to distract you from your tinnitus. This is when the tinnitus therapy feature comes in. By emitting a customized therapy signal — a soothing sound like waves rolling into a beach — it distracts you from focusing on the ringing in your ears. Our hearing aids are equipped with different therapy signal types, including four nature-inspired ocean wave signals and five pre-programmed static sounds (e.g., white noise).

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Modern hearing aids help alleviate tinnitus.

Our static noise tinnitus therapy signals and ocean wave tinnitus therapy signals are now complemented by Notch Therapy. Signia hearing aids are the only ones with built-in Notch Therapy, which can reduce the effects of tinnitus so that it’s no longer perceived as disturbing.* Tinnitus therapy from Signia means a less stressful, more peaceful state of mind.

Hear what's important without the stress.

Signia hearing aids are tiny technological marvels. They not only amplify sounds and improve hearing, they also provide a range of solutions to alleviate the effects of tinnitus.

While tinnitus is as varied as its causes, it can be grouped into two categories: tonal and non-tonal. Tonal tinnitus is more common and describes the perception of a near-continuous sound or overlapping sounds with a well-defined frequency (e. g., whistling, ringing, buzzing). Non-tonal forms of tinnitus include humming, clicking, crackling, and rumbling.

Three strategies. Optimum results.

We offer three different strategies against tinnitus.

Static noise tinnitus therapy and ocean wave tinnitus therapy cover up disturbing tinnitus sounds with individually tuned therapy signals that divert attention away from the tinnitus, reducing its impact. As a result, you can relax and concentrate on what you want to hear.

Signia hearing aids are the only ones with built-in Notch Therapy, which is clinically proven to reduce the annoyance of tinnitus.*

Static noise tinnitus therapy signals.

Soft and gentle sounds that take away the annoyance of tinnitus.

Signia hearing aids feature a tinnitus therapy feature that generates additional sound in the form of a soft therapy signal. This effectively distracts you from the tinnitus, helping you to relax and enjoy life. In addition to a range of presets, the therapy signals can be customized to your specific needs.

Static noise therapy signals use a form of sound that mixes in with the tinnitus sounds and distracts from it. Signia hearing aids offer five different types of signal so that your hearing care professional can help you choose the most comfortable solution.

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Ocean wave tinnitus therapy signals.

What could be more relaxing than the sound of a seashore?

Inspired by the tranquil sound of the sea lapping against the shore, ocean wave therapy signals replicate the relaxing feeling of being on a beach. Ocean wave therapy signals mimic the sound of the sea to provide a positive, soothing, and stress-relieving listening experience.

Your hearing care professional can help you choose from four different signals to find the one that is most relaxing and comfortable.

World’s first: Tinnitus Notch Therapy.

Reducing the annoyance of tinnitus for a truly peaceful experience.

Signia hearing aids are the only ones with built-in tinnitus Notch Therapy. This method is especially effective for people who experience tonal tinnitus, the most common type.

Unlike the static noise and ocean wave approaches, which introduce an additional therapy sound, Notch Therapy treats your tinnitus inaudibly and unobtrusively. All you have to do is wear your hearing aids as you normally would, and it could reduce the annoyance of your tinnitus in just weeks or months.

Potent relief from tinnitus.

Notch Therapy offers the potential of reducing tinnitus sounds until they’re no longer perceived as disturbing*. By permanently relegating the tinnitus sounds into the background over a long period, over-stimulation is reduced and your brain ‘learns’ to ignore the irritating sounds, bringing relief.

* Powers, L., dos Santos, G.M., & Jons, C. (2016, September). Notch Therapy: A new approach to tinnitus treatment. AudiologyOnline, Article 18365.

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Without Notch Therapy

Tinnitus stands out above other surrounding noise and is clearly heard.

With Notch Therapy

Notch Therapy reduces the annoyance of your tinnitus so that you can enjoy the sounds of your environment again.

But wait, there's more...

Signia hearing aids.

The ideal combination of tinnitus therapies and outstanding hearing.

Signia offers a large selection of hearing aids with the most modern hearing technology that includes various tinnitus therapies. These therapies provide an optimum individual solution for an outstanding sound quality and hearing experience.

Available in a range of small, discreet styles for every form of hearing loss, there’s a model to meet every need. And for complete convenience and discretion, they can even be controlled remotely via a mobile phone app.

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Your Hearing Care Professional will help.

Ask about the tinnitus therapy options from Signia.

Find the optimum tinnitus strategy for you, get in touch with your Hearing Care Professional – they will be happy to advise you. They’ll help you select the ideal hearing aid and fi nd the perfect tinnitus therapy as well as giving you tips and tricks that will help you to make life with tinnitus more relaxing.

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