Tune Out Tinnitus
Unique therapies for lasting relief.
As a leading manufacturer and innovator of hearing aids, our philosophy revolves around improving the quality of life for people with hearing difficulties, including tinnitus.
Our static noise tinnitus therapy signals and ocean wave tinnitus therapy signals are now complemented by Notch Therapy. Signia hearing aids are the only ones with built-in Notch Therapy, which can reduce the effects of tinnitus so that it’s no longer perceived as disturbing.*
Tinnitus therapy from Signia means a less stressful, more peaceful state of mind.
Modern hearing aids alleviate tinnitus.
Hearing what’s important without the stress.
Signia hearing aids are tiny technological marvels. They not only amplify sounds and improve hearing, they also provide a range of solutions to alleviate the effects of tinnitus.
While tinnitus is as varied as its causes, it can be grouped into two categories: tonal and non-tonal. Tonal tinnitus is more common and describes the perception of a near-continuous sound or overlapping sounds with a well-defined frequency (e. g., whistling, ringing, buzzing). Non-tonal forms of tinnitus include humming, clicking, crackling, and rumbling.
Watch Vanessa Lee of Auglaize Audiology share her experience with Signia's Tinnitus Practitioners Association program.
Three strategies. Optimum results.
Signia hearing aids offer three different strategies against tinnitus.
Static noise tinnitus therapy and ocean wave tinnitus therapy cover up disturbing tinnitus sounds with individually tuned therapy signals that divert attention away from the tinnitus, thereby reducing its impact. As a result, your patients can relax and concentrate on what they want to hear.
Our new Notch Therapy, available exclusively in Signia hearing aids, is proven to reduce the annoyance of tonal tinnitus.*
Static noise tinnitus therapy signals.
Soft and gentle sounds that distract from the annoyance of tinnitus.
Signia hearing aids feature a tinnitus therapy feature that generates additional sound in the form of a soft therapy signal. This effectively distracts wearers from the tinnitus, helping them to relax and enjoy life. In addition to a range of preset signals, the therapy signals can be customized to specific needs.
Static noise therapy signals use a form of sound that mixes in with the tinnitus sounds and distracts from it. Signia hearing aids offer five different types of signal. You can help your patients choose the most comfortable solution.
Configure the static signals Pink, White, Speech, High Tone, or Brownian freely in Connexx® and shape them individually to meet the specific needs of your patients.
Ocean wave tinnitus therapy signals.
What could be more relaxing than the sound of a seashore?
Inspired by the tranquil sound of the sea lapping against the shore, ocean wave therapy signals replicate the relaxing feeling of being on a beach. Ocean wave therapy signals mimic the sound of the sea to provide a positive, soothing, and stress-relieving listening experience.
In Connexx you can choose 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.
Removing the sounds of tinnitus for a truly peaceful experience.
Signia hearing aids are the only ones with built-in Notch Therapy, which can reduce the effects of tinnitus.*
Notch Therapy is a well-researched tinnitus therapy approach that’s been shown to be especially effective for people who experience tonal tinnitus, the most common type.
When tonal tinnitus is accompanied by hearing loss, Notch Therapy is clinically proven to reduce the annoyance of tinnitus*. By permanently relegating tinnitus sounds into the background over a long period, over-stimulation is reduced and the brain ‘learns’ to stop paying attention to the tinnitus sounds, so it’s no longer perceived as disturbing. Unlike the static noise and ocean wave approaches, both of which introduce an additional therapy sound, 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.
Tinnitus therapy with noise signals
By introducing an additional, pleasant sound, traditional therapy ‘masks’ the annoying tinnitus noise, thus distracting the wearer from it.
Dark grey = Tinnitus frequency
Light grey = Amplified background sounds
Red = Tinnitus 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 sounds.
Tailoring therapy to the individual.
Using Connexx 8.2 and input from the hearing aid wearer, tonal tinnitus can be precisely defined and Notch Therapy adjusted. The menu leads you step-by-step to the optimum solution. Finally, the 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.
Tonal tinnitus frequency and volume are defined by automatic matching, manual matching, or manual entry.
You can ensure that the correct tinnitus frequency has been selected with the frequency check at the end of the adjustment process.
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.