The Phonak Tinnitus Balance Portfolio is a flexible tinnitus solution that can be used as part of of the main tinnitus management philosophies: Tinnitus Masking (TM), Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) or Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM).
The flexibility of the Phonak Tinnitus Balance Portfolio means that you can individualize a tinnitus solution for each of your tinnitus patients based on their hearing needs, severity of the tinnitus and lifestyle.
Tinnitus and hearing loss
Tinnitus is often referred to as a “phantom perception of sound”. It is considered one of the most common and distressing otologic problems patients face. Approximately 10 to 15 percent of the population experience tinnitus, 3% actively search for a solution.
There is a strong correlation between hearing loss and tinnitus. Studies showing that 80 percent of tinnitus patients also have a hearing loss. This is why Phonak Audéo V and Bolero V are at the core of our Tinnitus Balance Portfolio.
10-15% report experiencing tinnitus
3% suffer from tinnitus to a degree severe enough to seek medical attention
Incidence of tinnitus as a percentag of population
Figure adapted from: Baguley D, McFerran D and Hall D (2013). Tinnitus. The Lancet-D-12-08329.
80% of tinnitus patients also have hearing loss
Link between hearing loss and tinnitus
Figure adapted from: Davis A, El Refaie A (2000) Epidemiology of tinnitus.
In: Tyler RS (ed) Tinnitus handbook. Singular, San Diego
Relieve ringing in the ears
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.
Our tinnitus solutions: Flexibility is key
The Phonak Tinnitus Balance Portfolio consists of key elements of tinnitus management: a hearing device, a broadband noise generator, and an iOS or Android app for additional sound therapy. A digital wireless accessory for streaming sound to the hearing aid completes the offer. This Portfolio gives you the flexibility to package an individualized tinnitus management plan for each of your clients, regardless of hearing loss, lifestyle needs, or severity of tinnitus.
- Amplification only
- Amplification plus Tinnitus Balance noise generator or Tinnitus Balance noise generator only
- Amplification plus Tinnitus Balance App with ComPilot II / ComPilot Air II
- Combination of 1+2+3
- Non-aidable HL: Tinnitus Balance App only
Tinnitus Balance hearing aid
Tinnitus Balance noise generator
Headphones or speakers or soundpillow
ComPilot II / ComPilot Air II
Tinnitus Balance App
Phonak Audéo™ V
The comprehensive RIC portfolio for mild to severe hearing loss, designed to seamlessly fit into your clients’ lives.
Phonak Bolero™ V
Phonak Bolero V is a BTE style hearing aid that includes Venture technology benefits and covers mild to profound hearing loss across four performance levels.
Tinnitus Balance App
The Phonak Tinnitus Balance App enables your clients to manage their tinnitus management sound plan.
Compatible with Spice, Spice+ and Quest generation hearing aids. Color: Silver/black
Phonak ComPilot II
Compatible with all Phonak Venture hearing aids. Color: Champagne/black.
Phonak ComPilot Air II
The small and stylish Phonak ComPilot Air uses Bluetooth technology to connect Phonak Venture and Belong hearing aids wirelessly to cell phones or Bluetooth-enabled music...