What is Tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the name for the perception of sounds such as ringing, buzzing or hissing when these sounds are not present in the environment. Although the tinnitus sounds can be perceived as quite loud, objective measurements show that they are often fainter than the sound of a leaf falling to the ground. Yet they can be intolerable.
What causes it?
Tinnitus can have many causes including hearing loss, exposure to loud sounds, an ear infection or stress. In the vast majority of cases, however, it is not related to any serious physical condition. Tinnitus is a perception in the brain, and although it can cause great distress, there are remedies available.
The Tinnitus Cycle
As you notice the tinnitus sound and start paying attention to it, you can trigger a strong, negative emotional response. A vicious cycle is created where you pay even more attention to the tinnitus, and your brain loses its ability to filter out the irrelevant noise before it reaches your consciousness.
What can you do to get relief?
With acoustic therapy, you can forge a new path in the way your brain responds to tinnitus and eventually reduce the negative perception and related feelings of frustration. Using the Beltone Tinnitus Breaker Pro, you gradually reduce your focus on the tinnitus sound and regain control over your life.
How does the Tinnitus Breaker Pro work?
The Beltone Tinnitus Breaker Pro generates a low-volume white noise, which makes the distressing tinnitus noise less noticeable and starts retraining the brain to filter out the tinnitus sound. As the brain gradually adjusts to a higher level of acoustic activity, the tinnitus signal is perceived as less important and gradually your mind pays less attention to it.