In order for white noise to work, the frequency has to be tailored to the individual’s needs, and it has to be slightly lower than the tinnitus sound, so the the generators must be fitted by trained audiologists. ‘Until I had this treatment, the tinnitus was like having two kettle whistles going off in each ear,’ says Kevin Greene, a 48-year-old managing director of a national healthcare company from Manchester. ‘It began six years ago and became gradually worse. I couldn’t work or sleep.
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Bothersome tinnitus linked to neuroticism
The results suggest that those people with a more sensitive nature may be less able to cope with the symptoms of their hearing condition. Dr Abby McCormack, who led the study, said: “It is likely that personality factors play an important role in the perception and management of tinnitus, possibly by influencing the tendency to be aware of it. Therefore treatment should be tailored for individual personality types to help people cope with their condition.” Tinnitus is the perception of sounds in the head or ears, usually described by sufferers as a ringing, buzzing or whistling. It can either be caused by sounds generated by internal biological activity , known as objective tinnitus, or caused by abnormal brain activity not formed by sounds, known as subjective tinnitus.
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Tinnitus treatment – does it work?
In most cases, tinnitus cannot be cured completely; however, there are tinnitus treatment strategies that can help to manage your symptoms. Not every tinnitus treatment works for everyone but there is good evidence that the therapies available do have a positive impact. This and look here article on tinnitus treatment is by Kathryn Senior, a freelance journalist who writes health, medical, biological, and pharmaceutical articles for national and international journals, newsletters and web sites.
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