Patients who wish to try the Levo system must first undergo a consultation. With the help of a professional, patients can have a personalized treatment specific to the sound they hear. ( Otoharmonics )
Millions of Americans suffer from the discomfort and disruption caused by tinnitus, more commonly described as "ringing in the ears". A new treatment could help patients by training their minds while they sleep.
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Although tinnitus is often described as a "ringing in the ears," it may also sound like roaring, clicking, buzzing, or whistling that is heard in one or both ears. In some people, the sound is so disturbing that it can disrupt daily activities.
So far there is no cure for tinnitus, but common treatments suggested by healthcare providers may include the use of hearing aids or sound-masking devices, taking medications, and other methods to simply mask the noise. Some may even recommend conversation therapy.
According to a 2016 report in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery approximately one in 10 adults lives with the condition.
Now, a fairly new system can help tinnitus patients significantly reduce disturbing sounds by listening to them while they sleep, when they say that the brain is more "plastic". The idea behind the system is that by making the brain get used to the sound associated with tinnitus while sleeping, you can ignore the sounds while awake. Although this method makes the sound disappear completely, it can make it more tolerable and less harmful for daily activities.
Individuals who wish to test the system should first consult with a hearing professional to determine if the system is correct. for them. After the consultation and taking the Functional Tinnitus Index test, the patient will be equipped with custom headsets to use with an iPad or iPod.
At the next visit, the hearing professional will help the patient find the right combination of sound that is unique to the patient, and this is the sound the patient will hear while sleeping for 90 days and then, as needed. With the help of the FDA approved system, the brain should get used to the sound while sleeping, which makes it less pronounced when awake.
As mentioned, the sounds of tinnitus can vary from a bell to a click and other annoying sounds. Although people may experience tinnitus to varying degrees, people with severe tinnitus may have difficulty sleeping, hearing or working.
The condition may be caused by different factors, including heart or vascular problems, hearing loss in the elderly, Meniere's disease, brain tumors, hormonal changes, medications, thyroid problems, ear and sinus infections, and noise exposure powerful.
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