Tinnitus is subjective and affects individuals very differently
For some people, it is a minor annoyance that does not require help or treatment. For others, it can have an enormous influence on the quality of their life, for example:
- Long-term sleep disruption
- Anxiety and depression
- Inability to concentrate
- Changes in cognitive ability
- Stress disorder
For the majority of tinnitus patients sound therapy offers significant relief from the negative impacts of tinnitus. Sound therapy can consist of a combination of environmental sounds, music, broadband sounds or amplified sounds (i.e. hearing aid amplification). Tinnitus management is most effective when sound therapy is combined with counseling.