An effective solution for ringing in the ears
As we age, many of us experience difficulties with hearing. This affects us in so many areas of life: Communicating with family, socialising in groups, enjoying music and being able to hear on the phone.
In addition to hearing loss, people who have been exposed to noise or other stresses often develop ringing in the ears, which is called ‘tinnitus.’ Other ear problems include over-sensitivity to sound, ear related dizziness or chronic blocked ear.
Most people will talk to their doctor and maybe an audiologist and may be offered a hearing aid. Hearing aids are beneficial once hearing loss reaches a certain level, but they will not solve all of these problems. When it comes to hearing in a noisy room, where there are many voices competing in the background, a different solution may be needed.
People are often hesitant to try a hearing aid
People are often hesitant to try a hearing aid, as they don’t think their hearing is bad enough, or they find that it doesn’t really help in a noisy room.
An even more troubling ear condition is tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and people may be distressed when they are told by their doctors that there is no treatment and it may never go away. It’s hard to believe at first that you are stuck with this noise and it isn’t going to go away. Living with tinnitus can induce stress and sleeplessness, interfere with social connection and cause depression and isolation.
So, what causes this ringing in the ears?
So, what causes this ringing in the ears? It’s all about how the ear is affected by sound vibrations. Two tiny muscles behind the ear drum, the hammer and stirrup muscles, constantly adjust tension on the ear drum. If these muscles become weak or if they are too stiff and tight, they cannot do their job properly. The result is difficulty hearing in a noisy environment, as the ear cannot focus properly.
By activating and exercising the middle ear muscles, Sound Therapy restores their proper function, so the ear receives sound more accurately.