Military Noise-Induced Hearing Loss & Tinnitus
Though not a visible effect of service, hearing damage and associated tinnitus is extremely prevalent amongst the Armed Forces as a result of what is called Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). Almost all service people suffer from hearing difficulties as a result of exposure to arms, artillery, engines and explosive devices. Both hearing loss and tinnitus can be treated, hearing loss and tinnitus associated with service can be complex. It also needs some of the best technology and dedicated care and service to be treated correctly. We work closely with the British Legion to help ex-service members access the Veterans Hearing Fund and get the treatment and equipment they deserve. The fund covers such things as hearing aids, hearing aid accessory equipment and treatments like tinnitus therapy.
25% Service Members
return from conflicts complaining of
Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
Is tinnitus affecting your day-to-day life?
Tinnitus can often have a significant impact on someone's life. Some people are not bothered by it or have taught themselves to ignore it. For others though, it is a constant source of frustration and stress. Tinnitus symptoms can worsen to the point that getting a full night’s sleep is barely possible.
A Vicious Cycle
In turn, a bad night’s sleep affects you negatively the next day and a vicious cycle of stress and frustration may begin. Seeking help with your tinnitus when the symptoms occur is important for your overall general health. Proper evidence-based treatments can make life with tinnitus more manageable.
If Tinnitus is getting you down, We can help.
Tinnitus therapy can help you break free from the stress and irritation that tinntius causes. We understand how tinnitus can affect your daily life, it is common for tinnitus sufferers to find themselves in a downward spiral of stress and unhappiness. We have years of experience helping people to deal with their tinnitus.
We offer a range of evidence based and proven treatments that are tailored to each individual, which will normally give long-term relief. We offer no magic pills, no magic patches, just treatments that have been proven to work.
Breaking The Cycle of Distress
Courtesy of Oticon
This is an illustration from Oticon of the cycle of distress. It is a simplified interpretation of the causation of tinnitus model used by McKenna, Baguley and McFerran (2010).
In the illustration, tinnitus is likened to a dripping tap. First, you notice the tinnitus, like you would notice a leaking tap. As the sound continues, it sets off a subconscious alarm in your head. This causes you to react negatively to the sound. You have a negative emotional response to the sound, irritation, anxiety or anger. This distress triggers a physical, bodily response, increased heart rate, tense muscles, or sweaty palms. This adds to your distress and this chain reaction causes you to put even more focus on the sound. What started as a small, insignificant sound, grows into an all-consuming, stress-inducing roar, and the cycle continues as the brain adapts to constantly focusing on the sound.
Tinnitus Therapy Will Help You Break The Cycle of Distress
Tinnitus Therapy Services
As with hearing aids for Veterans, we also have a network of professionals who are experienced in the treatment of people suffering from tinnitus. They can help you with therapy, sound therapy devices or both. If you are an ex-serviceman or woman who suffers from tinnitus and you would like help with it, contact us on 014555 234 600 or online now.