What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a symptom involving hearing sounds that do not have an external sound source. The sounds perceived by a sufferer can resemble ringing, buzzing, hissing, whistling and clicking, for example. The sounds experienced differ from one person to the next, and they can vary in strength and intensity. Tinnitus can be both a temporary and a chronic condition. In certain cases, tinnitus can occur suddenly, but sometimes the symptoms arise gradually.
Causes of Tinnitus
- Stress and depression
- Improper biting and jaw musculature
- Muscle tension
- Side-effects of pharmaceuticals
- Hearing impairment
- Various illnesses
- Viral infections
- Physical injuries, for example, ear, neck and skull injuries
- Vascular conditions
It is estimated that approximately 10–15 percent of the population suffers from tinnitus. 2–3 percent of the population suffers from acute tinnitus, with symptoms so severe that it affects their means of living a normal life. Many tinnitus sufferers experience sleep difficulties, worry, anxiety, malaise, difficulties in concentrating and over-sensitivity to sound. However, many people with tinnitus can find peace, tranquillity and balance, and learn to live with the symptoms.
How to Treat Tinnitus
Tinnitus occurs in people of all ages, but in recent years, more and more younger people have begun to be afflicted. The symptoms can often improve with time and there are various means of alleviating and reducing the discomfort.
At present, there is no cure for Tinnitus. However, there are a number of methods that can be used to alleviate tinnitus. Examples of some of these methods include:
- CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Theory) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). The objective is to modify the sufferer's approach and attitude toward the sound of tinnitus so that the sound is less discomforting or not discomforting at all.
- TRT (Tinnitus Retraining Therapy) strives to get the brain to react less negatively to the tinnitus sound, for example, by using white noise.
- Sound masking involves listening to various types of sound that distract attention from the tinnitus sound itself.
- Therapy in cooperation with a psychiatrist for the purpose of combating stress and depression.
- Physiotherapy, pain relief and requested physiological treatment.
The information above is taken from sources such as the Hörselskadades Riksorganisation in Sweden, the American Tinnitus Association and the British Tinnitus Association.
We want to offer tinnitus sufferers a safe, secure and exclusive product based on a scientifically proven method. Tinearity will therefore undergo extensive testing and investigation, and will be developed according to the regulatory requirements for medical technology to apply a Class IIa CE label.
Medtech classification entails a number of tests, quality assurance measures and investigations to which both the development team and the product have been subjected. By objectively assessing the classification using both internal and external resources, we have arrived at the conclusion that Tinearity will be classified as IIa. I am proud of the seriousness of the process and of the team's integrity!
Arash Golshenas, CTO Duearity
Treating and alleviating tinnitus with white noise is a method that has been in use since the mid-90s, and is currently used to a large extent as a part of TRT (Tinnitus Retraining Therapy). White noise does not cure tinnitus, but provides relief for many sufferers. According to the many studies undertaken, the majority of sufferers who listen to white noise experience an alleviating effect in both the short and the long term.
Many of us already use earphones for music and telephone calls. After a while, they can be painful, as they easily irritate the auditory canal. There are also many occasions when we want our hearing to be unencumbered, in order to perceive what is going on around us. Tinearity does not obstruct the ear canal, thus avoiding any irritation or blocking of sound. You can even use Tinearity when talking on the phone or listening to music.
We offer a flexible aid for many people suffering from tinnitus, who want to treat or alleviate their symptoms through the application of white noise.
By flexible, we mean that you can use Tinearity unhindered in all sorts of everyday situations without it disturbing you or anyone else. Tinearity can be used discreetly in any situation, for example: at work, at the gym, while you sleep, in the shower and at meetings. With Tinearity, you are quite simply free to choose.
Treatment on your terms
No matter whether you are sleeping or at the office, you can use Tinearity on your own terms. Because we make use of bone conduction technology, the ear canal is always unobstructed, and you hear surrounding sounds without risking irritation to your ear canal. Being able to use Tinearity for extended periods of time without strain is its major benefit when compared with other products that block the ear canal.