(PRWEB UK) 27 December 2012
The Daily Mail has reported that Tina Lannin from London has been suffering from Tinnitus for nearly 30 years. However unlike most cases of tinnitus, which involve a ringing or buzzing sound in the ears, Tina was experiencing a strain of the condition known as `musical ear`. Kept awake by the sounds of a drunken choir singing Away in a Manger, the 42 year old claims this sometimes alternated from classical music to rock or opera but was often out of tune and unpleasant.
Unlike an `ear worm`, where songs, TV themes and jingles get stuck inside our heads, musical hallucinations are not triggered by external sound, with the sound instead taking place within the brain. In nine cases out of ten this is as a result of hearing loss, where the brain attempts to make up for the sound loss. In Tina’s case, her condition progressed from traditional tinnitus, thought to have been caused by the noise of the incubator in which she spent the first three months of her life after being born prematurely.
The experts at Hidden Hearing were naturally intrigued by news of this nature and frequently receive enquiries from those suffering from all types of tinnitus. A representative from Hidden Hearing shares their thoughts on the matter.
“Tinnitus in any form can be distressing and have a significant effect on sleep. However, listening to soft music can help ease the symptoms. We offer a range of accessories designed with this in mind, such as the sound pillow. Like a normal pillow but with stereo speakers inside, this can help sufferers drift off more easily.
“Other products include relaxation CDs and a sounds relaxation ball. All could provide thoughtful gifts for those with loved ones with tinnitus.”
With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.