WHAT does that noise in your ear come from?
You probably have tinnitus, which is not a disease, but a symptom arising from a range of underlying causes. What you are hearing is a sound generated by your nervous system, or by your brain.
When you have hearing loss, your brain sometimes overcompensates by creating its own 'background noise.' Most people suffering from tinnitus have some form of associated hearing loss with the nerves involved in hearing. Some forms of tinnitus can be related to muscle movement near the ear, or problems with blood flow in the face or neck. On its own, however, tinnitus is not a sign of a serious medical problem, but should evaluated by an audiologist and/or a physician.
WHAT causes TINNITUS?
Lost of different things can trigger tinnitus, but it is mostly often caused by a loud noise that damages the delicate cells of the inner ear. Alternately, stress, aging, high blood pressure and even excessive earwax can set off tinnitus. So can excessive amounts of aspirin, NSIDs, antibiotics, alcohol and caffeine.
WIDEX ZEN TINNITUS THERAPY
THE FOUR PARTS OF ZEN THERAPY
- Counselling to educate and assist the limbic system to alter its negative interpretation of the tinnitus via cognitive and behavioral intervention
- Amplification to stimulate the ears and brain and prevent overcompensation
- Fractal tones (ZEN) delivered in a discreet, inconspicuous and convenient manner, designed to both relax and provide acoustic stimulation
- Relaxation program highlighted by behavioral exercises and sleep management strategies