Coping

Jan L. Mayes reviews and opinions on coping with chronic conditions like tinnitus, hyperacusis, hearing loss, anxiety, and depression.

Audiologists are Not Salespeople from Mars

The word on social media is that audiologists only want to sell hearing aids. Audiologists don’t have a clue what it’s like for people living with Hearing Loss; it’s as if audiologists are from a different planet. This goes to show how little people understand audiology. There are many specialty areas in audiology hearing healthcare …

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Combination Hearing Aids for Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Sound Therapy

Tinnitus = hearing extra sound from hyperactive hearing system Hyperacusis = hearing extra loud sound from hyperactive hearing system Combination hearing aids are HAs with the option of added sound therapy. They’re for people with T-H who have normal hearing or hearing loss: amplification on/off; sound therapy on/off. Starting in the 1990s, combination hearing aids …

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Tinnitus Sound Therapy Devices and Apps

[revised May 8, 2018] For people with hearing good enough to hear the sound therapy. SoundCure Serenade S-Tones pitch match with low frequency amplitude modulated carrier frequency (proprietary secret) 3 other sound types: white noise, pink noise and narrow band noise around pitch match frequency Handheld sound generator used with earphones T supposed to go …

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Comparison of Progressive Tinnitus Management, Tinnitus-Hyperacusis Retraining Therapy, Neuromonics and Levo Tinnitus System

There are 2 ways to approach therapy for people distressed by tinnitus-hyperacusis. One is progressive. Start with audiologist evaluation, basic educational counselling on coping tools, and then customize treatment based on the individual’s needs. As little or as much as necessary. Progressive Tinnitus Management [PTM] was developed over 10 years ago by a team of …

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