Tinnitus Balance Portfolio

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 Product 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% of the population experience tinnitus, 3% actively search for a solution.1

There is a strong correlation between hearing loss and tinnitus. Studies show that 80 % of tinnitus patients also have a hearing loss.2 Every Phonak digital hearing aid provides amplification, and most includes a noise generator making them a flexible solution for tinnitus. Most devices also include wireless functionality which enables the option of streamed sound.

Phonak Lyric hearing aid is unique in that it is worn 24 hours a day, providing continuous relief even while you sleep.3 Lyric hearing aids works by providing consistent amplification of sounds day and night so the ears always have additional sounds to focus on making the sound of your tinnitus less noticeable. Lyric is ideally suited for those looking for a discreet or invisible solution, and not in need of a noise generator or streaming capabilities.



Graphic - Tinnitus patients with hearing loss
 

80% of tinnitus patients also have hearing loss

Figure adapted from Davis A and El Refaie A (2000)

 

1. Baguley D, McFerran D and Hall D (2013). Tinnitus. The Lancet-D-12-08329.

2. Davis A, El Refaie A (2000) Epidemiology of tinnitus. In: Tyler RS (ed) Tinnitus handbook. Singular, San Diego

3. D,Power et al, Lyric an effective option for Tinnitus: Investigating the benefits of a hearing aid that can be worn 24/7 Internal Report submitted for peer reviewed Journal publication.

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.

 
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Phonak Virto™ Marvel

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Custom-made to perfectly fit in your ear, Virto Marvel is the world’s first hearing aid with Biometric Calibration, which takes your ear anatomy into account.

Phonak Audéo™ Paradise

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Provides hearing aid wearers with an unrivaled sound quality.

Phonak Bolero™ Marvel

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Phonak Bolero Marvel for mild to severe hearing loss combines maximum reliability and robustness with a clear, rich sound experience and multifunctionality. 

Phonak Lyric

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The world’s first and only 100% invisible hearing aid, worn 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.