There are a variety of treatments for Tinnitus on the market, but a new development claims to be able to provide relief far more quickly than other treatments.
The Levo System for tinnitus therapy uses an Ipod to deliver sounds to the ears during sleep; a time when the body is most responsive and easily influenced by sound therapies. Patients go through a full tinnitus and hearing assessment before the treatment is personalised to match the type of sound that they experience. This ‘sound matching’ stimulates the hearing centre of the brain to help it get used to the tinnitus sound, and so it reduces the volume and annoyance caused by the noise.
Tinnitus is the term used for hearing sounds that are created within your body, as opposed to coming from outside the body. One of the most common descriptions is ‘ringing in the ears’ but it can also take the form of buzzing, whistling, humming, or hissing. Some people hear sounds similar to music and others hear noises that beat in time with their pulse (pulsatile tinnitus). Tinnitus often coincides with deterioration in your hearing, yet sometimes brings additional sensitivity to everyday sounds (hyperacusis).
Many people experience short periods of tinnitus when they have been exposed to loud noises such as after a music concert or a visit to night-club. Some people suffer from it due to loud noises in their workplace. Sadly some people suffer from tinnitus all or most of the time; in one or both ears. This can be caused by:
- Inner ear damage caused by repeated exposure to loud noise
- Ménière’s disease – a condition which also causes vertigo
- An earwax build-up
- Age-related hearing loss
- A middle ear infection
Tinnitus can affect people of all ages but is more common in people over the age of 65, and has often be linked to working in noisy environments for long periods of time.
If you suffer from Tinnitus and believe that your working life might be the reason for it, you should contact one of our solicitors. They are highly trained in this area of the law and will swiftly be able to tell you if you have a claim, and if so, how much it could be worth. Contact us today to see how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.