Around one in three people in Australia will suffer from tinnitus at some point in their life; while around one in six will have constant symptoms.
But don't worry, relief is available.
Tinnitus is a frustrating experience - it presents as a ringing, roaring, whooshing or chirping sound in the ears.
While there is no cure, scientific research has proven that real tinnitus relief is possible.
The key? Treating the most common underlying cause - namely, hearing loss - alongside coaching to help patients better understand and cope with the irritable sounds they're experiencing.
Hearing aids have been widely used in the relief of tinnitus for those with treatable hearing loss.
Appropriate amplification through hearing aids provides missing auditory information for the auditory pathway to process, diverting attention from tinnitus.
When daily wear hearing aids are removed, however, for instance at night, tinnitus can return and continue to be problematic. Being able to provide amplification continually throughout the day and night, as is offered by Phonak Lyric, may offer additional relief.
A study conducted by the University of Melbourne in 2019 investigated tinnitus management, comparing continuous amplification using the Lyric hearing aid with amplification alone, or with the addition of a masking noise (combination device).
Results revealed that Lyric was the most appropriate amplification solution for the management of tinnitus.
Combining this intervention with coaching from a qualified hearing expert, can bring even greater benefits.
"Clinical evidence has shown that Lyric can be recommended for those who are suitable candidates, to facilitate faster and larger reduction in their tinnitus, due to the fact that they're inserted deep into the ear and worn 24/7 for months at a time," audiologist, Prabhu Ponnusamy, from Abel Hearing Clinic said.
"We're pleased to be the only provider of this solution in Tasmania, as part of our holistic approach to treating hearing loss and tinnitus."
Looking for tinnitus relief? Take action today. Call Abel Hearing Clinic on (03) 6334 4805 to book a consultation or go to www.abelhearing.com.au for more information.