Lets Talk Tinnitus

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  • 1. LETS TALK ABOUTTINNITUS

2.

  • General knowledge about tinnitus
  • Prevalence, causes and treatment
  • Widex tinnitus solution

3. TINNITUS

  • Tinnitus facts
  • Prevalence
    • 15-20%of the general population
    • 70-85% of hearing impairedindividuals
    • Majority (75%)report tinnitus is more of anirritation

WIDEXLETS TALK ABOUT TINNITUS/XX 4. TINNITUS

  • Is a perception of sound
  • Is involuntary
  • Originates in the head

McFadden, 1982 WIDEXLETS TALK ABOUT TINNITUS/XX 5. TINNITUS

  • Most common difficulties attributed to tinnitus
  • Tinnitus is persistent
  • Sleeping problems
  • Speech understanding
  • Despair, frustration, depression
  • Inability to relax (stress)
  • Concentration difficulties

WIDEXLETS TALK ABOUT TINNITUS/XX 6. THECAUSE OF TINNITUS

  • Large variety of suggested causes
  • Generally accepted:
    • tinnitus involves some kind of neural activity, interpreted by the brain as sound
    • Where the spontaneous activity originates is much in dispute

WIDEXLETS TALK ABOUT TINNITUS/XX 7. TREATMENT METHODS

  • Large variety of suggested causes generate large variety of suggested treatment methods

WIDEXLETS TALK ABOUT TINNITUS/XX 8. TREATMENTMETHODS WIDEXLETS TALK ABOUT TINNITUS/XXWHAT HELPS? 9.

  • Common elements of effective tinnitus management

TREATMENT METHODS WIDEXLETS TALK ABOUT TINNITUS/XXEducation and counselling Sound stimulation Stress reduction Hearing aids 10. TREATMENTMETHODS

  • Hearing aids
  • Long recognized for reducing the effects of tinnitus
  • Tinnitus relief can be the primary goal of hearing aids
  • Hearing aids enhance the use of sound to manage tinnitus

WIDEXLETS TALK ABOUT TINNITUS/XX 11.

  • Provide a hearing aid that:
  • Delivers an excellent amplified sound
  • Can be used to generate sound stimulation
  • Helps reduce the contrast between the tinnitus and the surrounding sound environment
  • Helps the tinnitus patient relax

HOW TO... WIDEXLETS TALK ABOUT TINNITUS/XXSolution: A hearing aid playing soothing tones and chimes 12. THE WIDEXZEN PROGRAM

  • A harmonic sound program
  • Offers a choice of soothing tones and chimes
  • Based on fractal technology
  • Predictable without repeating themselves

WIDEXLETS TALK ABOUT TINNITUS/14 13. THE WIDEXZEN PROGRAM Zen aqua Zen coral Zen lavender Zen green Zen sand Zen noise WIDEXLETS TALK ABOUT TINNITUS/XX 14. THE WIDEXZEN PROGRAM

  • Can be used for sound stimulation
  • Helps reduce the contrast between the tinnitus and the surrounding sound environment
  • Helps reduce tinnitus annoyance and stress

WIDEXLETS TALK ABOUT TINNITUS/XX 15. THANK YOU!