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By creating a Tinnitus Toolbox based on best-practice solutions, hearing care professionals can use tinnitus evaluation results to tailor management plans that best suit each patient with tinnitus. This is Part 2 of a 2-part series.
Hush Smart Earplugs
Hush Technology announced the availability of Hush, the first Smart Earplugs--a new kind of sleep wearable that combines noise isolation in the form of earplugs with access to 15 different soothing sound tracks to help tinnitus sufferers block out disturbing noises via a smartphone app.
Tinnitus Awareness Week, May 16-20
The ATA challenges the tinnitus community to “Make Some Noise” about tinnitus and hyperacusis during National Tinnitus Awareness Week, May 16-20, 2016. Share information and register for the Hyperacusis Webinar by Friday, May 13, 2016.
The HearUSA Hearing Care Network and Tinnitus Treatment Solutions (TTS) have announced a partnership that aims to provide broader customized sound therapy and expert clinical care to more tinnitus patients, who will benefit from TTS audiology care via telemedicine, combined with in-person care.
HyperSound Clear
According to a clinical study by Turtle Beach, its HyperSound Clear 500P directed audio system may help people with tinnitus. To further test its latest study findings, Turtle Beach will show a prototype of its new tinnitus feature at AudiologyNOW! in Phoenix.
tinnitus care via telephone
Tinnitus Treatment Solutions (TTS), a provider of tele-audiology solutions and care for people suffering from tinnitus, announced the expansion of its expert tinnitus care services into Canada.
Researchers at the University of Illinois found that some patients who suffer from tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, use different brain regions when processing emotional information. While many tinnitus patients are forced to limit daily activities as a result of debilitating symptoms, others adapt to the condition. Why?
Dr David M. Baguley
Doug Beck, AuD, interviews Dr David M. Baguley, head of Audiology/Hearing Implants at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in England, and the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications. This interview focuses on Dr Baguley's newest 2015 book, Tinnitus: Clinical and Research Perspectives, co-edited by Prof Marc Fagelson.
SoundCure Serenade for tinnitus
SoundCure Inc announced the receipt of a medical device license from Health Canada, a department of the Canadian government, for the SoundCure Serenade Tinnitus Treatment System. The medical license enables the SoundCure Serenade to be available in Canada.
Levo tinnitus system
Otoharmonics Corporation announced the US patent approval for certain elements of its Levo tinnitus system. Utilizing an FDA-cleared neuroscience-based approach, the Levo system offers a method for providing personalized sound therapy while sleeping.
Otoharmonics Levo System
Otoharmonics Corporation, Portland, Ore, has announced that a new peer-reviewed study using its Levo System for tinnitus showed a reduction in tinnitus symptoms and improvement in daily outlook for many study participants.
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Previous tinnitus studies have demonstrated the benefits of fractal tones and Widex Zen Therapy (WZT) when used in conjunction with amplification, but there have been no studies on the use of fractal tones alone for tinnitus sufferers who do not require or wish to consider amplification. Until now...
More than half the participants who completed TMS sessions on 10 consecutive workdays found their tinnitus symptoms were alleviated for at least six months.
Researchers at Yale University School of Medicine conducted a retrospective analysis and found that workers with a history of tinnitus in conjunction with high-frequency hearing loss are more likely to be injured.
Tinnitus Treatment Solutions, which uses telemedicine to provide comprehensive nationwide tinnitus care and counseling, has announced an expanded range of products and accessories for relief of ringing ears.

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Relax tinnitus app
Starkey Hearing Technologies has introduced Relax, a mobile app designed to help provide personalized tinnitus relief and comprehensive tinnitus education. Relax has 12 relief sounds, and is the company's next step in providing tinnitus management strategies that are unique to each user’s tinnitus symptoms.
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Choosing the correct sound to use in sound therapy can often have a significant impact on treatment outcomes. Flexibility in today’s technology presents an array of sounds and tinnitus solutions for patients to choose from, allowing for true personalization.
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This article provides a primer on sound therapy for tinnitus, including approaches to setting the sound therapy signal for patients with and without hearing loss. It also looks at therapy signal alternatives, including the new Ocean Waves Therapy Signals in the Sivantos binax devices.
Dr Maurice Miller reminds us that tinnitus can be a sign of an "ear in distress" and that hearing care professionals have an obligation to keep this in mind, while offering a continuum of tinnitus solutions—not just hearing aids.
Tinnitus Treatment Solutions (TTS), a provider of care and services for people suffering from tinnitus, has announced that it is now offering top-brand tinnitus hearing aids, and will soon be offering tinnitus accessories nationwide.