Zen - Relief for Tinnitus

Widex developed the Zen programs to help tinnitus sufferers relax and make tinnitus less noticeable. Tinnitus is the perception of sounds or noise within the ears and with no external sound source. Tinnitus is a common problem, in particular among those with hearing loss. Most tinnitus management methods aim at helping people to be less annoyed by their tinnitus.

As stress is one of the highest exacerbating factors involved with tinnitus, stress reduction is a vital element in effective tinnitus management.

Music for relaxation

Many people use music for relaxation and stress relief without ever thinking about it. Whether a certain piece of music is stressful or relaxing depends on a range of factors; for example loudness, volume, sudden changes in pitch or tempo, and personal preferences and tastes.

Inspired by the relaxing effect of certain types of music, Widex developed the Zen programs. Zen is a unique music program available in some Widex hearing aids. Based on what is known as fractal technology, Zen plays random, chime-like tones that can be used for relaxation and for making tinnitus less noticeable.

Zen and tinnitus management

Your hearing care professional can adjust each Zen program according to your preferences in terms of pitch, tempo and volume. Your hearing aid can also be provided with different programs to suit varying situations and purposes.

Learn more about the Zen program and other programs available with Widex hearing aids

For some hearing aid users, the effect of using Zen is immediate, but for most it will take some time.