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Room acoustics can make a huge difference to sound. Sound waves will bounce off all hard surfaces, like floorboards, tiles and glass windows, making it more difficult to understand conversation. Put a rug on the floor, hang curtains, or put a tablecloth on the dinner table, to help absorb the sound and create a better listening environment.
What is Tinnitus Tinnitus is the medical term for the sensation of hearing sound in your ears when no external sound is present. In most cases, tinnitus is a subjective noise, meaning only the sufferer can hear it. Typically, tinnitus is described as ‘ringing in the ears’, though others describe it as a hissing, buzzing, whistling, roaring and even like the sea.
Because Tinnitus is subjective, it affects people in different ways. For some, it’s a minor annoyance, one they can deal with easily. For others, it can result in more serious issues such as:
Currently there is no known cure for tinnitus. No surgery or pill has been shown to get rid of tinnitus in any clinically accepted study.
According to the Australian Tinnitus Association, there are ways to get tinnitus relief, including counselling and sound therapy. It is recommended that anyone with tinnitus should consult an audiologist or ear,nose and throat specialist experienced in tinnitus treatment.
Sound Therapy can be effective in treating tinnitus because it may make the tinnitus less noticeable or mask the tinnitus. Hearing aids may be included as a critical component of a sound therapy program. Although most hearing aids can alleviate tinnitus, certain hearing aids have built-in technology specifically for tinnitus relief.
At Victorian Hearing we offer Tinnitus Management Programs with our experienced Audiologists. The 2 hour consultation involves:
1. The Tinnitus Association of Victoria www.tinnitus.org.au
2. Australian Tinnitus Association www.tinnitus.asn.au
3. Audiology Australia www.audiology.asn.au