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Tinnitus Treatment

Tinnitus can be extremely frustrating and for some even debilitating, fortunately there are effective tinnitus treatment options available. Tinnitus is best understood as the perception of a sound heard in your ear or head. The “sound” does not originate from an outside source, and technically is not a sound at all. No one around you can hear it, only you. Some people describe their tinnitus as ringing, buzzing, hissing, whistling, or even chirping sounds that do not go away. Those who experience tinnitus often report difficulties with concentration, listening, and sleep. The constant ringing in their ears can become so unmanageable for some that they feel a sense of despair or depressed. There are no known cures for most forms of tinnitus, but there are however many tinnitus management options available. Most tinnitus sufferers can find varying degrees of relief from one or a combination of the following.

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Clinical studies have shown that the use of hearing aids for tinnitus patients can provide relief. Hearing loss reduces the stimulation of sound to the brain which in turn can make ones tinnitus feel louder. The quieter your surroundings, the louder tinnitus can seem. By correcting the known hearing loss, we can decrease or eliminate the perception of your tinnitus.

Hearing aids can help to improve communication with family, friends and associates, making the patient less aware of the annoying sounds from inside their head and better focus on the sounds around them. There are many different tinnitus hearing aid options available from the world’s leading hearing aid brands. Call us today, 702-761-3831 to arrange a thorough hearing and tinnitus evaluation.

Neuromonics is one of the many tinnitus treatment options from Hearing Associates of Las Vegas

Neuromonics

The Neuromonics tinnitus treatment is convenient and non-invasive, making it easy to use during most regular daily activities.  Neuromonics is a management tool that works to promote new neural connections that allow the brain to help filter out the tinnitus perception while also breaking the negative limbic system attachment the body has to the tinnitus perception. (Curtis Amann of Neuromonics)

The Neuromonics Oasis™ is a small lightweight device with headphones that delivers spectrally modified, precisely designed music embedded with an acoustic neural stimulus. These sounds, customized for each user’s tinnitus and hearing profile, stimulate the auditory pathway to promote neural plastic changes. Over time, new connections train the brain to filter out tinnitus disturbance, providing long-term relief from symptoms.

The Neuromonics Haven™ blends an individualized, high frequency signal with relaxing music to provide patients an on-demand sense of control and relief while wearing the device.  The Haven is programmed to individualized spectral profiles.

The Neuromonics Sanctuary™ works on the same principles as the Neuromonics Oasis, the gold standard for long-term reduction of tinnitus disturbance and awareness. Like the Oasis, Sanctuary is engineered to deliver relief while listening to calming, relaxing music.

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Widex Zen

A new and unique approach to tinnitus management is Widex Zen Therapy which has been proven to help people with tinnitus.  Widex Zen Therapy uniquely combines sound stimulation, counselling, stress reduction and amplification – all depending on your level of tinnitus.

The Zen program helps tinnitus sufferers relax and make tinnitus less noticeable.  Widex developed the Zen program inspired by the relaxing effect of certain types of music.  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.  We are able to adjust the Zen program according to your preferences in terms of pitch, tempo and volume.

 

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The Inhibitor

The Inhibitor provides temporary relief for tinnitus in some patients.  A one minute screening will determine if The Inhibitor is right for you.  The Inhibitor is a small, hand-held, rechargeable device, that provides tinnitus relief in 70% of patients that try it, with a one minute application. The duration relief is temporary and can last from minutes, to hours, to days. It is FDA 510(k) cleared and is available by prescription only through an approved healthcare provider.

Sound Generator – Masker

Enjoy the soft, soothing sounds of the Tranquil tinnitus sound generators for tinnitus relief.  These devices produce a soft, soothing noise similar to the sound from a shower head, a fountain or gently falling rain.  These sound therapy products 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.  The device can be worn for all daily activity and may be worn while sleeping as well.

Counseling

Used in combination with a tinnitus management program we help you to learn how to deal with your tinnitus.  How to manage it and keep it under control.  Learn what is normal and what is not.  Know that you are not alone in this.  Many others have experienced tinnitus and are able to receive help and carry on with a normal life.  Learning how to avoid thinking about your tinnitus is a difficult undertaking but can be achieved for some.  It does not go away over night, it takes time to retrain the brain.  The combination of education through counseling and tinnitus treatment can be very helpful.

Medicine

Some times a medical referral is necessary.  Our specialist will be able to make that determination after a comprehensive evaluation in the office.

Relaxing

People with tinnitus can become easily agitated, frustrated, annoyed and depressed.  That’s why we’ve designed the first of its kind Tinnitus Relief Studio at our Las Vegas – Summerlin office. The studio features soft lighting and a comfortable massage chair. It’s here that we meet with our tinnitus patients and review tinnitus treatment options. Or if you are experiencing a bad tinnitus cycle, you can use this room to find some peace from the ringing in your ears.  Contact our tinnitus experts at Hearing Associates of Las Vegas to learn more about these groups and where you can sign up.

Call us today, 702-761-3831 to schedule an appointment and talk with our experts.