Sound Enhancement Therapy
Sound enhancement therapy uses sounds to offer relief from tinnitus. Over time, the sounds may lead to habituation, which is a reduction of how you perceive tinnitus, thereby eliminating its adverse affects. Sound therapy is a simple method in which you simply listen to a sound or music program each day that is filtered progressively, helping to stimulate your ears, brain, and auditory system in general. It is the unique processing and changing tones in the music that stimulate neuronal connections, which work together to enhance ear and brain performance.
This process leads to:
- Improved brain integration
- Enhanced responsiveness to high frequency sounds
- New brain pathways
- Enriched function for several areas of the nervous system
The key to effective sound enhancement therapy is for background sound to be delivered consistently so the effects of the therapeutic sound lead to habituation.
How Does Sound Enhancement Therapy Work?
This therapy is normally made possible through devices worn on the ear or by using personal listening devices. In either case, the devices deliver sounds that are therapeutic to the tinnitus sufferer.
In some situations hearing aids can be used to alleviate or eliminate tinnitus awareness. Combination units combine ear-level therapeutic sound with the amplification capabilities of a hearing aid.
There is a difference between fitting and programming hearing aids for hearing loss versus tinnitus.
The hearing healthcare experts at K&H Audiology have the knowledge and experience to recommend, fit and program devices to alleviate both tinnitus and hearing loss, if required.
Advantages of Sound Enhancement Therapy
Sound therapy offers an incredible new technology designed for accessibility, cost-effectiveness, and convenience. Its prospective health advantages are endless and may include the following outcomes:
- Enhanced hearing for those with industrial deafness or hearing loss due to aging
- Reduction of tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- New liveliness and sense of worth and well being
- Eliminate excessive stress and tiredness
- Reduce anxiety and depression, promoting relaxation
- Amplified creativity and mental abilities
- Improved energy, focus and performance
- Quality sleep and reduction of insomnia
- Greater balance and recovery from dizziness or vertigo
- Better concentration and learning ability
- Enhanced behaviour and communication in young children
- Improved voice quality and vocal range
- Effective communication, healthier relationships, and improved family harmony.
Sound Therapy Helps to Fight:
- Ringing in the ears
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Difficulty blocking out background noise
- Obstructed ears
- Communication issues
- Insomnia, depression, anxiety