Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 27, 2011
Charlotte’s Hearing & Balance Center, LLC, will hold two informational seminars on tinnitus Tuesday, Nov. 15, at its office at 3601 Carmel Forest Drive.
The seminars will take place 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m., and will address new treatments for tinnitus, the widespread condition defined as the perception of sound when no external sound is present. Tinnitus affects more than 50 million people in the United States. The condition, usually brought on by exposure to loud noise, is especially significant in the military, with more than 34 percent of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from tinnitus.
Christina Seaborg, Au.D., director of audiology at Hearing & Balance Center, will speak at the seminar. She will include discussion of the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment (NTT), a particularly effective treatment protocol delivered through its easy-to-use Oasis device. The device is the FDA-cleared, patented and clinically proven medical device with documented long-term relief of severe or chronic tinnitus. Hearing & Balance Center is the first provider in the Charlotte area – including Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, Cabarrus, Catawba and Rowan Counties, as well as York County, S.C. – to offer the NTT, which CNN recently featured in its profile on tinnitus.
The Oasis device looks like a small consumer music player and works by desensitizing the patient’s tinnitus perception. The patient wears the device for a prescribed number of hours on a daily basis, listening to soothing music that audiologists customize to each person’s unique hearing profile. A recent independent study shows that more than 90 percent of patients who use the NTT experience a significant reduction in tinnitus.
“The Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment has proven to be one of the most effective ways to treat tinnitus on a long-term basis,” says Seaborg. “The Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment reduces hypersensitivity and annoying environmental sounds – all by allowing the user to enjoy music, without constant distraction of their tinnitus. In effect, the treatment enables the brain to create alternative pathways so tinnitus is no longer perceived.”
RSVP, More information
The seminars, free of charge, will be open to the public as well as medical providers and clinicians who find tinnitus a debilitating condition among their patients. Seating is limited; RSVP is required to Hearing & Balance Center at 704-542-3339 or hbadmin(at)helpyouhear(dot)com by Nov. 14. Light refreshments will be served at the event.
Hearing & Balance, LLC (http://www.helpyouhear.com)
Hearing & Balance, LLC, specializes in evaluation, treatment and follow-up care of disorders of the auditory system, including the hearing and balance mechanisms. The practice provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, treatment and follow-up care for conditions including tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo and imbalance. Located in Charlotte, Hearing & Balance professionals help patients extensively with hearing aid selection and fitting, assistive listening devices, induction loop hearing systems and vestibular rehabilitation.