Living with tinnitus (and how to make it easier)

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If you feel like a plague of cicadas has taken up nest in your head, you could be suffering from tinnitus.

This extremely common condition will affect one in seven Australians at some stage in their lives. Many sufferers say they experience incessant ringing in their ears day and night and all year around, a sound similar to that of the insect. You might also be hearing whistles, chirping or a combination of all.

Tinnitus is a condition that can have a devastating effect on the quality of your life, affecting your sleep, concentration and perception, but there is some good news if you’ve been suffering.

While some sufferers cite relief by giving up caffeine and alcohol or by reducing the amount of fat in their diet, studies show that your suffering can be drastically improved by wearing hearing aids.

While many of us will shy away from seeking treatment because we tend to still carry the idea of hearing aids as bulky, obvious gadgets, this is no longer the case.

In fact, Lyric is a new product on the market that sits within your ear canal and is 100 percent invisible. Additionally, it can be worn 24 hours a day for months at a time, without intruding on your day-to-day routine.

That means you don’t have to remove it to shower, exercise, or sleep (a time when tinnitus is proven to be most bothersome). Participants who were fitted with Lyric recorded a significant decrease in their tinnitus, especially at night time.

Whether your tinnitus is a frequent annoyance or an occasional complaint, you should make the effort to optimise your ear health and hearing.

If you identify with the symptoms described or are interested in the treatment options available to you, contact Connect Hearing for a tinnitus assessment. If the Lyric device is found to be suitable for you, a FREE 30-day trial will provide you with the opportunity to see how your tinnitus can be improved by use of the device. Click here to get started.

This post is sponsored by Connect Hearing and written independently by the Starts at 60 team. For more information, please visit the Connect Hearing website.

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