Relieving the Sounds of Tinnitus
As a leading manufacturer and innovator of hearing aids, our philosophy revolves around improving the quality of life for people with hearing difficulties, including tinnitus. That’s why our Notch Therapy is the first of its kind in the world and integrated into almost all of our latest hearing aids. Notch Therapy is a well-researched and clinically proven tinnitus therapy approach that can reduce the effects of tinnitus, offering relief to those who suffer with this condition.*
Hearing aids for a truly peaceful experience
By effectively relegating tinnitus sounds like ringing, buzzing, or hissing into the background over a long period, your brain ‘learns’ to stop paying attention to them, making a life free of the constant distraction of tinnitus a real possibility. To activate the therapy, your hearing care professional first confirms the frequency of the tinnitus tone, and then adjusts the hearing aids so that the annoying sound is integrated harmoniously in the rest of the soundscape.
Traditionally, hearing aids have used therapy features that introduce an additional, pleasant sound (e.g., ocean waves), to mask the annoying tinnitus noise, thus distracting the hearing aid wearer. This tinnitus therapy treatment can be very effective for some people, but for others it either isn’t enough or they simply don’t want to hear any additional sounds. That’s where Notch Therapy comes in. With Notch Therapy, the tinnitus frequency is precisely defined and reduced so that it blends with sounds coming from outside your ears.
If you haven’t been able to find effective relief from tinnitus, talk to your hearing care professional about Signia hearing aids with Notch Therapy.
* Powers, L., dos Santos, G.M., & Jons, C. (2016, September). Notch Therapy: A new approach to tinnitus treatment. AudiologyOnline, Article 18365.