First Integrated Sound Generator to Offer Soothing Ocean Sounds.
SOMERSET, N.J.- Tinnitus – that ringing, buzzing, whistling or other sound in the ear – can disrupt lives and interfere with the enjoyment of everyday activities. It can be intermittent or constant and may be more severe in the morning or at night. How people experience tinnitus is as individual as they are.
New Tinnitus SoundSupport™ is a next generation relief sound generator that meets the needs of people with tinnitus for highly personalized relief, whatever form their tinnitus may take. Tinnitus SoundSupport is fully integrated into select models of Oticon Alta2 hearing instruments so that people with tinnitus can benefit from relief sounds personalized to their individual needs and preferences throughout the day.
Research indicates that successful sound relief requires sounds that people respond to in a positive way. With Tinnitus SoundSupport, users can choose the combination of relief sounds they prefer from soothing ocean sounds to more traditional “white noise” broadband sounds. Tinnitus SoundSupport is the first integrated relief sound generator to offer ocean sounds, a popular category of sounds that have shown great promise in decreasing tinnitus annoyance.
“Both Alta2 hearing solutions and Tinnitus SoundSupport can be personalized to meet individual hearing needs and sound preferences,” says Donald Schum, PhD, Vice President of Audiology and Professional Relations for Oticon, Inc. “People enjoy improved listening ability and the additional support of integrated relief sounds - combined benefits that help make tinnitus less perceptible and can reduce the stress often associated with tinnitus.”
Since the intensity of tinnitus may vary throughout the day, Tinnitus SoundSupport is easily adjusted to accommodate changing needs for sound relief. Users can select the types and levels of sounds that work best for them. Tinnitus SoundSupport provides a selection of relief sound choices from three different types of ocean sounds, including soothing and dynamic, to broadband sounds that range from bustling to tranquil.