(PRWEB) November 10, 2005
Spectral Visualization and Development (SVD) Inc. announces that Edward Maznio, of ABBOTT Hearing Centers has joined the growing network of professionals offering tinnitus services using Quiescence, a diagnostic and treatment tool.
“I've been a tinnitus sufferer myself for as long as I can remember. However, it has become more noticeable in the last few years,” said Mr. Maznio, a veteran of the Gulf War and owner of ABBOTT Hearing Centers. “I attribute my tinnitus to exposure from loud noises over the years in the military and from recreational weapons use.”
“Like myself, many former members of the military have tinnitus,” said Mr. Maznio. “I have researched many options for quieting my tinnitus and found none to be effective until I tried Quiescence.”
Tinnitus is a global problem affecting 18% of the world’s population. Even though nearly 50 million Americans suffer from this hearing problem, it’s often neglected by health care officials and sufferers alike.
“Unlike hearing loss, many tinnitus sufferers live in a personal world of head noises,” said Mr. Maznio. “No one else knows how much they are irritated inside, and to add salt to their wound, many are told by healthcare professionals that they will just have to ‘live with it’."
“Tinnitus patients perceive a subjective sound such as ringing or buzzing in the ears without an outside source for the noise,” said Dr. Dennis Woo, Vice President of SVD Inc. “If the condition is not effectively treated, it has a profoundly adverse effect on the patients’ quality of life.”
“Quiescence,” said Dr. Woo, “not only measures tinnitus, it also helps tinnitus patients to understand their condition, which increases their control over the condition and, in effect, over their quality of life.”
“According to recent research, 90% of tinnitus patients can experience residual inhibition,” said Dr. Woo. “This means that many patients will experience softer or even total silencing of their tinnitus. Quiescence generates customized digital audio for each patient, which maximizes the patient’s residual inhibition experience.”
“There are many advantages to tinnitus care using Quiescence, but the most obvious to me is that it helps the patient self-manage their treatment,” said Mr. Maznio. “Although it isn’t a cure, it’s effective and could potentially be life-saving for those who suffer day-in and day-out with the constant ringing or chirping sounds in their heads. For tinnitus sufferers, this is an effective means to get targeted masking and residual inhibition relief on an as-needed basis.”
“The special personalized audio CD produced by Quiescence is like a Tylenol for tinnitus patients,” said Dr. Woo. “Patients use the CD when they need it, giving them control over their tinnitus.”
Dr. Woo noted that Quiescence also helps tinnitus sufferers to sleep. “Sleep deprivation is a common problem for tinnitus sufferers,” said Dr. Woo, “but Quiescence allows them to get the deep, relaxing sleep they would otherwise never experience.”
“Much like our fingerprints, no two persons experience the exact same tinnitus,” said Dr. Woo. “Quiescence measures and treats each tinnitus patient according to their needs. Based on my experience, the best approach is based on a personalized tinnitus management solution.”
“A personalized approach is logically the best approach,” said Mr. Maznio. “In over 90% of cases, patients are able to enjoy minutes, hours or even days of silence via the custom-made audio CD created with Quiescence. For a tinnitus sufferer, nothing is more valuable than the pleasure of silence once again.”
SVD Inc. is a software company in New Brunswick, Canada, specializing in advanced signal processing technologies for engineering and medical industries. Quiescence is a trademark of SVD Inc.
ABBOTT Hearing Centers was established in Phoenix in 1976 and has eight locations serving the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Dennis Woo, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Spectral Visualization and Development (SVD) Inc
921 College Road
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Canada E3B 6Z9
Web site: http://www.svdinc.com
Mr. Edward Maznio
Owner and Hearing Specialist
ABBOTT Hearing Centers
14537 W. Grand Ave., Suite 120
Surprise, AZ 85374