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.
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.
Tinnitus Mapping on Brain
Researchers have taken advantage of a rare opportunity to record and map tinnitus in the brain of a patient undergoing surgery, with the goal of finding the brain networks responsible for this condition characterized by "phantom noise."
misophonia or sound rage
A UCSF pilot study shows that mindfulness is a treatment approach for tinnitus that may help the roughly 50 million Americans who suffer from the condition, providing longterm relief.
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Tinnitus SoundSupport (TSS) encompasses ease of use along with flexibility and variety to promote an uncomplicated fitting process for the audiologist and significant relief for the tinnitus patient.
Oticon Performance Line Alta2 hearing instruments
Oticon introduced its new Inium Sense, a sound processing platform that powers the company's new Alta2, Nera2, and Ria2 hearing aids in its Performance Line of hearing instruments.
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A look at the long-term effectiveness of an integrated tinnitus management approach (WZT) and the pattern of therapy use among primary tinnitus patients once successful remediation of symptoms is achieved.

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The UK-based charity, Action on Hearing Loss, announced that it is funding a tinnitus study at Newcastle University to help accelerate the development of future tinnitus treatments.
Sanuthera announced that it has submitted its Serenity tinnitus device to the FDA for 510(k) clearance.
Quell device
Amplisound has announced the release of a new tinnitus device called Quell, which is designed to be used effectively with any tinnitus therapy. While there are many devices available for tinnitus relief, including hearing aids, Quell is particularly suitable for patients who respond specifically to sound therapy and do not want a hearing aid or need amplification.
Figure 4. Individual subject Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI) baseline and 6 months post Widex Zen Therapy scores for the 24 subjects. The solid line represents equivalent baseline vs final (post treatment) scores while the dashed line represents the 13-point benefit score required for clinical efforts to be considered clinically significant.
The results from this clinical study strongly support the use of Widex Zen Therapy in tinnitus patient management. This individualized comprehensive approach combining counseling (instructional and adjustment-based cognitive behavioral intervention), amplification, fractal tones and/or noise, and relaxation strategies was highly effective in reducing tinnitus handicap in a short period of time, with improvements apparent through at least the 6-month duration of this investigation.
The Tinnitus Practitioners Association (TPA) has announced its 3rd Annual International Misophonia Conference, which will be held in Phoenix, Ariz, on February 20-21, 2015.