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Starkey Tinnitus Masker

Written by AudioNotch Team on February 11, 2016

Categories: Uncategorized

Please note: the following information does not constitute professional medical advice, and is provided for general informational purposes only. Please speak to your doctor if you have tinnitus.


New Device Brings Relief from Tinnitus Symptoms

Tinnitus is an unusual condition that causes many individuals to suffer on a daily basis from strange symptoms. The individuals with tinnitus report hearing strange sounds in their ears either constantly or intermittently. In some cases, an individual has incurred a trauma to the inner ear or had an infection that might have led to the odd noises, but there is often no reason for having tinnitus. Thousands of individuals have tinnitus, and medical researchers are seeking solutions to make life easier for anyone with the condition. Starkey Hearing Technologies has created the Starkey Tinnitus Masker to assist individuals diagnosed with ringing in the ears.

Reduce Tinnitus Discomfort

Each Starkey Tinnitus Masker is personalized by an audiologist to reduce the discomfort caused by strange noises in the ear canal. This means that with patent-pending Multiflex Tinnitus Technology that an individual with tinnitus can find relief from these noises:

• Chirping
• Roaring
• Clicking
• Hammering
• Ringing

What is this New Device for Tinnitus?

Only someone with tinnitus can understand why it is important to find devices that can reduce the stress of hearing constant sounds inside that ear that no one else can hear. Starkey Hearing Technologies has created a device that is similar to a hearing aid. This device is a form of modern sound technology that creates a sound that soothes the horrible noises caused by tinnitus. You may have seen tiny hearing aids that fit inside the ear where no one can see the devices, and the Starkey Tinnitus Masker is made the same way.

What are the Benefits of this New Technology?

Here are the benefits from this new technology that is designed to mask the sounds caused by tinnitus:

• Wearable all day and through the night
• Is barely noticeable in the ear
• Is fine-tunable to meet the user’s needs
• Simple to use with touch-of-the finger volume control
• A memory control to keep the device at the same setting
• Compatibility with other tinnitus sound therapies
• Affordable with insurance or financing programs

Does it work?

It’s difficult to say if this type of sound therapy is efficacious without reviewing the available evidence first. As more data comes out in the literature, we’ll be able to say with greater confidence if this variant of sound therapy is of use or not.