Tinnitus, pronounced (TIN-ih-tus) or (tih-NIGHT-us), is the perception of sound in one or both ears. Often described as a ringing, hissing, or whistling sound that ranges in intensity from very mild to severe. There are various conditions (almost always benign) that can trigger tinnitus such as aging, caffeine, medications, jaw alignment (TMJ), ear wax, noise-induced hearing loss, exposure to sudden impact noise, and other medical conditions.Discovering that you have tinnitus does not automatically mean that you have a serious medical condition. Tinnitus is a symptom not a disease and it affects more than 50 million Americans to various degrees. At least 12 million of those suffer enough to seek medical attention. General Hearing Instruments works with leading researchers in constant development of new tinnitus management devices.
To achieve tinnitus relief, General Hearing Instruments provides industry leading sound therapy devices. These devices produce a soft, soothing noise similar to the sound from a shower head, a fountain or gently falling rain. Our sound therapy products are available in a variety of models and are used for tinnitus relief and hyperacusis management programs. The noise helps reduce the perceived "loudness" of tinnitus. With the loudness of tinnitus reduced, tinnitus becomes less annoying and more manageable. In hyperacusis treatment, the noise is used to "de-sensitize" the central auditory system. Tranquil line of devices is a sound generator for those patients that have normal hearing. It is comfortable, cosmetically appealing and does not fill the ear canal (non-occluding). It can be worn for all daily activity and may be worn while sleeping. The Triad combination devices feature both amplification and a sound generator. All of our Tranquil and Triad family of products offer pure digital broad band sound.