An advanced customized sound therapy and expert clinical care will be provided to tinnitus sufferers in the entire United States of America!
Through a corporate partnership of Tinnitus Treatment Solutions (TTS) and Your Hearing Network (YHN), patients will be provided “quick, efficient, and high-quality tinnitus care from clinical experts”. TTS is an independent professional organization that facilitates screening and treatment of tinnitus patients using modern tele-audiology tools; while YHN is a managed care organization that provides referrals to its members to access care reimbursement opportunities.
Together, TTS and YHN will feature Tinnitus SoundSupport™, a hearing aid brand among the Oticon Ti series. The partnership will benefit those who were diagnosed with tinnitus, fitting them with tinnitus-featured, specialized hearing aids to relieve tinnitus symptoms.
Tinnitus is a “common service-connected disability of returning veterans”.1 It is the “perception of sound in the absence of an acoustic stimulus”.2 The ringing or buzzing in the ears with no external source could only be heard in one ear, both ears, in between the ears, or with no exact location pinpointed.
Most Vietnamese had served in the U.S. Armed Forces in 1957. As such, this innovation will really help if it would be available to them. Dr. Rilana F. Cima, research coordinator at the Adelante Zorggroep, had developed a three-month treatment combining cognitive behavior therapy and exposure therapy to overcome the patient’s negative reaction.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, on the other hand, uses a sound generator. There’s also a treatment that “pairs listening to tones with small bursts of stimulation to the vagus nerve in the neck” developed by the Microtransponder, Inc. Other approaches include transcranial magnetic stimulation, cochlear implants with background stimuli, feedback to teach the brain to ignore tinnitus, medications to “quiet” tinnitus, antioxidant treatment, Internet-based sound therapy, and psychoanalysis.
“Hearing loss is a terrible thing because it cannot be repaired.” ~ Pete Townshend
Video taken from the YouTube Channel of KRDsonic
1 according to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
2 Merck Manual