I recommend to everyone I run into who has any form of tinnitus, to see you [Shelley] for hearing testing and look into getting treatment. Whether you have had tinnitus for a short or long period of time, there is relief. It has made a total difference in my life and I cannot say enough good things about it. I don’t know how else to say that the information you shared and the hearing aids have made a true impact on my life.
Since my car accident, the high pitch tones and fuzz tones in my head became overly annoying. Trying to focus was next to impossible as I could not get past the sounds that I was hearing. Having my hearing tested was suggested by my doctor due to new ringing I was experiencing. Finding out that I have lost some higher frequency hearing was rather upsetting, but understanding what tinnitus is and that I am not going crazy was helpful.
When you suggested that I try demo hearing aids, I could not believe that a hearing aid would assist with my Tinnitus. With a wide choice of sounds programmed into the hearing aids, my ringing and fuzz were gone (well not entirely gone, but it was not prominent in my head any more). The sounds that were put into the hearing aids were just below the ringing, and my brain was easily able to cancel out the sound, therefore also canceling out the ringing and fuzz.
The difference the hearing aids have made in my quality of life is leaps and bounds from what I ever thought possible. Living daily without the annoying ringing and fuzz sounds has allowed me to feel like I never had the tinnitus. Nightly when I take the hearing aids out, I actually have moments of peace and quiet (it’s worth looking into sleeping assist units recommended for me as well).