By one conservative estimate, there are at least 12 million Americans who have tinnitus. Eight percent of those who have it say that it regularly interferes with their daily activities.1
What can become even more problematic is that the ringing or clicking sound tinnitus sufferers experience can be more pronounced in quiet settings, such as in the bedroom before going to sleep. Read a war veteren's (and a severe tinnitus sufferer) testimonial on how he slept better using Sleepsonic.
Sleepsonic builds into its sound delivery design practical features, such as a detachable audio cable, volume control, durable removable foam and speaker assembly, and washable covers to make using the speaker pillow comfortable and effective for masking tinnitus at bed time.
SLEEPSONIC PORTABLE MODELS
This design enables any user/owner of a portable player device such as a CD or mp3 player to plug in a Sleepsonic without any extra power requirements. The thinner Sleepsonic models, the SS-200 Executive Black, Natural Quilt Sherpa, and Brocade, all exhibit surperior sound quality within a portable design which permits them to be effortlessly taken on planes, trains and busses.
What most users learn to do is position the slim pillow on top or beside their regular pillow so they may listen to it for winding down or sleeping, and then remove it later in the night when no longer needed. In this way, Sleepsonic can be put aside for more sleep and repositioning of the body, which helps blood circulation and overall comfort.
Although using medications seem like a logical step for many, sound delivery and masking devices have become ever more popular. The choice to avoid the expense and bypass the uncertain side effects of medication is attractive to the tinnitus sufferer. Yet some drugs have shown to contribute towards partially reduced tinnitus symptoms. Intravenous lidocaine is one such medication, although its beneficial effects do not last too long (30 minutes). Alprazolam (Xanax®) is another drug commonly used for depression that has also been reported to decrease the symptoms of tinnitus by up to 40%.
There are hearing aids where some relief may provided when the hearinng is tuned to filter the tinnitus condition since the device provides restored listening ability.
Cognitive Therapy—It is sometimes used in combination with masking devices or medication to improve results.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy—The brain has a natural ability to filter out unwanted noise, such as that produced by computers and refrigerators.
Biofeedback—This is a relaxation technique that can help you manage stress by changing your reaction to it. Some people find it helpful in coping with tinnitus.
Dental Treatment—If tinnitus is caused by temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, a problem with the joint in your jaw, specialized dental treatment may help relieve symptoms.
Cochlear Implants— cochlear implants may provide some degree of tinnitus relief, but are designed for mainly person with advancing deafness.
Lifestyle modifications—Your doctor or health practitioner may advise you to, Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises,
Check and control your blood pressure
Avoid or limit caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco