Tinnitus & How Widex Zen Therapy Can Help

Typical Cause Of Tinnitus

Tinnitus can be perceived as many different sounds: ringing, roaring, buzzing, hissing to name a few

  • Induced by noise
  • Diseases of the ear, e.g. Ménière’s disease
  • Presbyacusis
  • Excessive use of certain drugs
  • Noise damage
  • Age related hearing loss
  • Certain Medications

There are many more auditory and non auditory reasons for tinnitus, but it is well-accepted that tinnitus somehow is the result of the brain’s reaction to the impaired hearing. Studies also show that noise exposure and stress are two of the most common causes for the increase in tinnitus disturbance.

Symptoms And Exacerbating Factors

Some difficulties you may experience with Tinnitus:

  • Sleeping Problems
  • Annoyance, irritation
  • Difficulty relaxing
  • Despair and frustration
  • Problems focusing on speech
  • Concentration difficulties

Exacerbating Factors:

  • Caffeinated foods and beverages
  • Excessive use of salt
  • Alcohol
  • Nicotine

The American Tinnitus Association

Tinnitus Research Initiative

Treating Tinnitus: Widex Zen Therapy

The overall goal of Widex Zen Therapy is to:

  • Prevent tinnitus from negatively affecting quality of life
  • Promote the natural occurrence of habituation
  • Reverse overcompensation by the brain because of hearing deficits
  • Prevent fatigue resulting from extra listening effort related to hearing loss
  • Reduce stress
  • Overcome sleep difficulties
  • Identify and change unhelpful negative thinking and behaviors

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