An optional approach to the treatment of Tinnitus is available through the use of the new open fit hearing aids/devices. This can be an effective solution if there is some degree of hearing loss present with Tinnitus. Although not effective for everyone, approximately 70% of patients with Tinnitus hearing loss will experience some degree of relief with the new open fit high-frequency response hearing devices.
The majority of patients with tinnitus have associated hearing loss. For these patients, hearing aids are used as a means of treatment since the amplification of sounds in the environment will sometimes reduce a patient's awareness of their tinnitus.
This utilizes "Sound Therapy." The sound generator helps reduce the perceived strength of the tinnitus by introducing background noise that partially covers the tinnitus signal. The goal is to make it more difficult for the brain to detect the tinnitus. Ultimately, over time less importance and priority is assigned by the brain to the tinnitus and relief is achieved. Studies show it can take 3-12 months for complete habituation to occur and maximum benefit to be received (i.e. Auditory Contrast).
These devices offer the unique flexibility of having both TSG and hearing aid capabilities.
This device utilizes an FDA-Cleared Neuroscience-based approach. The Levo system is a personal and patented nightly sound therapy designed to improve the quality of your daily life. You can listen to your unique sound during sleep to have a concert with your brain's natural nighttime activity to help you take charge of your tinnitus. Your provider will work withyou to identify and map your individual tinnitus sound, create a personalized care plan and track your response to therapy over time.
Quite simply, tinnitus is the perception of sounds-often described as ringing, buzzing, humming, roaring, or whistling-that are not present in the external environment.
The term tinnitus does not refer to a single disorder, but rather describes a collection of symptoms that may have a number of different causes. Each person's tinnitus experience is unique, and very real.