WHAT IS TINNITUS?

At Hear Pure, we focus on providing individual solutions to hearing loss and don’t follow a one-size-fits-all approach.

Tinnitus is a conscious awareness of a sound in the ears or head that is not due to an external noise. Every individual has their own very personal tinnitus tone. It can be a high or low frequency sound and its volume can vary over time. An estimated seven million people in the UK have experienced tinnitus at one time or another.

A significant number of people who experience tinnitus symptoms do become severely distressed by the sounds.

Tinnitus is generally divided into two types:

Subjective Tinnitus

This is by far the most common type of tinnitus. Everyone, if sitting in a soundproof room, hears noises in their heads. Usually these noises are masked in everyday life by all the noise going on in the world around us. If you cannot hear sounds in the outside world so well, you tend to notice the natural noises inside your head much more because they are not being masked by the environmental noises.

Tinnitus is often, but not always, linked to a hearing loss. If the tiny hair cells of the cochlea are damaged, for example through certain drugs, noise exposure or as part of the aging process, the cochlea becomes less good at discriminating sounds, and your hearing is affected.

Objective Tinnitus

This type of tinnitus is uncommon. Ringing noises in the ears may be caused by spasms of small muscles in the middle ear (often heard as a clicking sound) or by abnormalities of the blood vessels in and around the ear.

It is the turbulent bloodflow that is heard directly by the inner ear, and it usually occurs in time with the heart beat (pulsatile tinnitus). Pulsatile tinnitus can occur when there is an increased bloodflow to the ear, such as during an infection and inflammation, but also because of anatomical abnormalities of the blood vessels.

What Does Tinnitus Sound Like?

Roaring, buzzing, hissing, whizzing noise or occasional ringing and whistling; only at The Tinnitus Clinic can you receive treatment based on evidence for any of these

If you are hearing any of these sounds in your head but there is no external source for the sounds then you may have tinnitus.

15% of adults in the UK have tinnitus and for some people they learn to live with it and don’t seek treatments. But for thousands of people the sounds are a constant irritant.

The Tinnitus Clinic is here for you, helping you to find a solution which reduces the impact of your tinnitus

What causes tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. Although there are many possible causes, some people can develop tinnitus for no apparent reason.

  • Exposure to loud sounds
  • Natural aging process
  • Sudden impact noises
  • Injuries to the head or neck
  • Reaction to medication
  • Emotional distress

Tinnitus Treatment

We only select the treatments and devices that show the strongest scientific evidence and highest chance of a successful outcome.

Modern hearing aids: helping alleviate tinnitus.

Signia hearing aids are tiny technological marvels. They not only amplify sounds and improve hearing; they also provide a range of solutions to alleviate the effects of tinnitus.

While tinnitus is as varied as its causes, it can be grouped into tonal and non-tonal tinnitus. Tonal tinnitus is more common and describes the perception of a near-continuous sound or overlapping sounds with a well-defined frequency.

We offer discreet and bespoke, personalised digital hearing solutions to suit your hearing loss and lifestyle requirements. Our audiologists are registered with HPC and trained to deliver the highest quality hearing care.

World’s first: Tinnitus Notch Therapy.

Removing the sounds of tinnitus for a truly peaceful experience.

Signia hearing aids are the only ones with the built-in tinnitus Notch Therapy. This is a method that has shown to be especially effective for people who experience tonal tinnitus, the most common type of tinnitus.

Unlike the static noise and ocean wave approaches, which introduce an additional therapy sound, Notch Therapy treats your tinnitus inaudibly and unobtrusively. All you have to do is wear your hearing aids as you normally would, and it could reduce the annoyance of your tinnitus in just weeks or months.

Notch Therapy offers the potential of eliminating the tinnitus completely*. By permanently relegating the tinnitus sounds into the background over a long period, the overstimulation is reduced and the brain ‘learns’ to no longer hear the tinnitus sounds, making life without tinnitus a real possibility.

Ocean wave tinnitus therapy signals.

What could be more relaxing than the sound of a seashore?

Inspired by the tranquil sound of the sea lapping against the shore, ocean wave therapy signals replicate the relaxing feeling of being on a beach. Ocean wave therapy signals mimic the sound of the sea to provide a positive, soothing, and stress-relieving listening experience.

Your Hearing Care Professional can help you choose from four different signals to find the one that is most relaxing and comfortable for you.

Find the optimum tinnitus strategy for you by getting in touch with your hearing care professional — they will be happy to advise you. They’ll help you select the ideal hearing aid and find the perfect tinnitus therapy, as well as give you tips and tricks to make life with tinnitus more relaxing.

To arrange an appointment, call 01244 311142 or visit one of our clinics.

Chester Clinic

Beehive Healthcare Ltd
Northgate Ave
Chester
CH2 2DX

Call: 01244 311142

Wilmslow Clinic

1 Church Street, 
Wilmslow, 
Cheshire 
SK9 1AX

Call: 01625 403440

Wirral Clinic

Milner Road,
Heswall, Wirral
CH60 5RT

Call: 0151 342 6325