Tune out tinnitus.

Unique tinnitus therapy options for lasting relief.

We are always seeking ways to improve the quality of life for people with hearing difficulties. This includes patients suffering from the effects of tinnitus.

Toward that end, we introduce Notch Therapy, which joins our static noise and ocean wave tinnitus therapy signals. Signia hearing aids are the only ones with built-in Notch Therapy, which is clinically proven to alleviate the effects of tinnitus.*

Offer your patients a less stressful, more peaceful state of mind.

Signia hearing aids alleviate tinnitus.

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Hearing what’s important with less stress.

Our hearing aids amplify sounds and improve hearing. They also provide a range of solutions to relieve the discomfort of tinnitus.

Tinnitus can be generally grouped into tonal and non-tonal forms.

  • Tonal tinnitus is more common. It describes perception of a near-continuous sound or overlapping sounds with well-defined frequencies, such as whistling, ringing, buzzing.
  • Non-tonal forms of tinnitus are often described by patients as humming, clicking, crackling and rumbling.

 

Three strategies, optimum results.

Signia offers three strategies against tinnitus:

Static noise tinnitus therapy and ocean wave tinnitus therapy cover up the disturbing tinnitus sounds with individually tuned therapy signals. These divert attention away from tinnitus and reduce its effects. The result — patients can relax and concentrate on what they want to hear.

Our new Notch Therapy treatment is proven to reduce the annoyance of tonal tinnitus without introducing additional sounds.*

Static noise tinnitus therapy signals.

Soft and gentle sounds to relieve the annoyance of tinnitus.

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Our tinnitus therapy feature generates additional sound in the form of a soft, therapeutic signal. This effectively distracts wearers from their tinnitus, helping them to relax and enjoy life. The therapy signals can be customized to specific needs or are available in a range of preset signals.

Static noise therapy signals mix in a form of sound with the tinnitus noise and distracts from it. We offer five different types of static signal:  “Pink“, “White“, “Speech“, “High Tone“, or “Brownian”. You can program them in Connexx® and shape them individually to meet the specific needs of your patients.

Ocean wave tinnitus therapy signals.

The relaxing sounds of the sea.

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Inspired by the tranquil sounds of the sea, ocean wave therapy signals replicate the relaxing feeling of hearing the waves lap gently against the shore. Ocean wave therapy signals mimic these soothing sounds to provide a positive, comforting, and stress-relieving listening experience.

Use Connexx to select from four fluctuating signals: “Rocky Beach”, “Boulder Beach”, “Pebble Beach”, or “Paradise Beach”. The new “Paradise Beach” signal was developed together with tinnitus expert Dr. Pawel Jastreboff.

World’s first: Tinnitus Notch Therapy.

Remove the sounds of tinnitus for peaceful hearing.

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Our latest built-in technology, Notch Therapy, reduces the effects of tinnitus.* Notch Therapy is a well-researched and clinically proven approach to treating tinnitus that’s been shown to be especially effective for those who experience tonal tinnitus, the most common type.

By permanently relegating tinnitus sounds into the background over a long period, over-stimulation is reduced and the brain ‘learns’ to ignore the noise, making life more peaceful. Unlike the static noise and ocean wave approaches, which introduce additional therapy sounds, Notch Therapy treats tinnitus inaudibly and unobtrusively.

 * Powers, L., dos Santos, G.M., & Jons, C. (2016, September). Notch Therapy: A new approach to tinnitus treatment. AudiologyOnline, Article 18365.

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Tinnitus therapy with noise signals

By introducing an additional, pleasant sound, traditional therapy “covers” the annoying tinnitus sounds, thus distracting the wearer from it.

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Notch Therapy

With Notch Therapy, the tinnitus frequency is precisely defined. Amplification of the frequency is then reduced so that it is integrated harmoniously into the overall background sound.

Connexx 8.2:
Tailoring the therapy to the individual.

Use Connexx® 8.2 and input from the hearing aid wearer to define your patients’ tonal tinnitus precisely and adjust the notch. The menu leads you step-by-step to the best possible solution. Various hearing programs can be set up with different types of tinnitus therapy – static noises, ocean waves or Notch Therapy – for a completely personalized solution.

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Frequency and volume of the tonal tinnitus are defined by automatic matching, manual matching, or manual entry.

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With the frequency check at the end of the adjustment process, you can ensure that the correct tinnitus frequency has been selected.

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If all settings are correct, the tinnitus frequency notch can be set precisely. As a result, the annoying sound is relegated permanently into the background.