Need relief against tinnitus?

Book your free Tinnitus Assessment with our Audiologists this summer to find out how we can help you manage your tinnitus. 

If you suspect that you may be one of the many faces of tinnitus, your first step is to undergo a professional evaluation. Get in touch with us to book your free tinnitus assessment with our Hearing Aid Audiologists.
The second step to managing tinnitus is getting access to extensive educational resources on tinnitus and learning about your triggers. Counselling with an experienced hearing health care professional trained in managing tinnitus improves your chances of success in regaining your quality of life.
A common myth is that there's nothing you can do about tinnitus. The truth is, there are many therapies and products to help you manage the condition. The Widex Zen app for tinnitus management is packed full of information and resources to help you manage your tinnitus. Download it free from the app store!
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the perception of constant ringing, buzzing or whistling in the ear. The condition can be constant or intermittent and can also vary in volume for the sufferer. A person suffering with tinnitus can experience these noises in one or both ears and can also be difficult to pinpoint the location. 

Tinnitus is a very common condition, with around 13% of the UK population suffering with it persistently. People with a hearing loss problem or other ear problem are more susceptible to developing tinnitus, but it can also be found in people who have healthy hearing. 

According to the BTA, tinnitus is caused by an excess of sounds that travel along the hearing nerves when changes such as hearing loss or ear infections occur and the brain has to retrieve more information in order to hear correctly. 

Tinnitus and hearing aids

Hearing aids have been widely shown to help tinnitus sufferers better cope. By restoring your hearing with hearing aids, you can directly improve your tinnitus. But even if it doesn’t lower the tinnitus volume, hearing aids can still help you cope by amplifying other sounds that you want to hear. By turning up the volume of your surroundings, you are no longer forced to only hear your tinnitus. 

Secondly, our hearing aids come with the Widex Zen tinnitus  masking features that can play amplified tones, white noise, music, or nature sounds directly into the ear to help your brain focus on a different sound and reduce the impact of tinnitus. Our Audiologists can run a series of tests to figure out the pitch and intensity of your tinnitus, and program your hearing aid accordingly. And when it seems quieter, it’s less bothersome and the brain can slowly learn to tune it out.

Widex Zen Tinnitus Management App

Widex Zen Therapy is a comprehensive tinnitus management program. It consists of four components that can be tailored to your individual needs including counselling which helps individuals change the negative interpretation of tinnitus. The app can be used to avoid complete silence and so reducing your focus on the tinnitus. It can also be used for meditation and relaxation purposes.

The app is available to download for free from the App Store and Google Play.

Material on this site is for information purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice - you should always see your doctor and/or medical professional.