There's a new development every consumer who suffers from mild to moderate hearing loss should know about. New FDA guidelines will allow for over-the-counter hearing aids to be sold, which, in many cases, will eliminate the new for exams, office visits, and expensive devices.
People who suffer with tinnitus often report that their symptoms are most severe at night or when background noise is low, which can make the noise particularly easy to fixate on. It may be helpful to play gentle music, have the TV or radio on, or use a fan or white-noise machine to reduce the intensity of the noise when it is quiet. What kind of sound therapy will work best for you is down to your personal preferences. Anything from opening a window, being in the office, or around other people can help.
Many prescription (and non-prescription) drugs list tinnitus as a potential side effect. Common drugs such as aspirin, some antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and antidepressants may even trigger tinnitus.
What's the difference between a PSAP and a hearing aid? How do I know what to choose? And which offer Bluetooth & rechargeable batteries? We have all the answers when you're starting your search for the right hearing helper.