Am profoundly deaf since the age of 6 and l am now 60, when l was younger l was able to think of something like singing in my head to get over this, or wear my aids for 20 0r 21 hrs a day, and have tried to go sleep for 3 to 4 hrs a night, l suffer this Tinnitus day and night and it alway very loud, there are some nights l don't get to sleep at all, the worst tinnitus l get is the banging which can last up to 6 hrs at a time, l cant seem to concentrate either reading -watching Tv, and lip reading when with friends, also at work, I only work for 16 hrs a week and it very flexible, l am very lucky that my colleagues at work support me (that help), there has been a few times l wanted to top myself, but still manage to fight it, yes it very distressing, if l can do this after all those years, l think you can too, it will be hard.
Good morning Robert
There are many different things which you can do to assist with tinnitus. In most cases, tinnitus improves slowly over time by a process known as ‘habituation’. This is where you reach a state of mind where you no longer find your tinnitus bothersome and are no longer overly aware of it. Habituation is the main aim of tinnitus therapies.
There are different therapies available to help manage tinnitus and reduce the impact that it has on your life. With the right guidance, individuals should be able to find a therapy, or combination of therapies, that works for you. The following can help:
To find a therapy which is suitable for this individual, we would encourage them to contact their GP who can refer them to a Hearing Therapist who specialises in tinnitus and will be able to offer the best guidance and support.
We have a wide range of tinnitus literature that can be viewed on our website here.
We offer a range of tinnitus equipment that can be viewed on our website. Alternatively you may wish to contact our equipment team directly using the details below:
Telephone: 03330 144 525