Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2011
Josh Werber, M.D., noted Otolaryngologist, author and founder of ENT practice, Great Neck Ear, Nose & Throat, on Long Island, NY announced today the launch of Tinnitus Music Lab, LLC, a company dedicated to curing tinnitus. Tinnitus is a condition characterized by ringing in the ears that until now has had no cure. Based on recent scientific research, Dr. Werber created a patent-pending “notched music” system that when used correctly ultimately cures tinnitus. He began providing patients in his practice with treated music of their own choosing with great success. This week he announced that his treatment is available to tinnitus sufferers everywhere through the website, TinnitusMusicLab.com.
The National Institute of Health estimates that 22.7 million adult Americans suffer from tinnitus. It is caused when a person loses hearing of certain high-frequency sound, usually from prolonged exposure to loud noise or aging. In an effort to compensate for this loss, the brain sends signals that only the tinnitus sufferer can hear — a ringing sound, or sometimes a hum, buzz or roar. Previous therapies have been based on masking principles, biofeedback mechanisms, and psychiatric treatment to help people learn to cope with living with tinnitus. Since most people with tinnitus complain it interferes with their sleep, tinnitus isn’t just annoying; it can cause serious symptoms of daytime fatigue such as memory loss, irritability, impairment of motor skills and more.
The break-through research* conducted two years ago jointly by two universities in Munich, Germany tested music that had been altered to eliminate the sound frequency that the individual was lacking. It was discovered that this treated notched-music increases the activity of neurons adjacent to the ones responsible for causing ringing in the ears. Therefore it restores balance in the auditory center of the brain, and over time eliminates tinnitus.
The treatment requires a commitment by the patient, however, because to be affective, one needs to listen to their treated music for the recommended two hours every day, over the course of 12 months. “I developed the Tinnitus Music Lab system because I knew that it was highly unlikely that people would make that kind of time commitment to listen to ‘canned’ or generic music. The reason my clients are seeing so much success,” Dr. Werber explained, “is that I am able to custom-notch the music that they choose—from whatever is available digitally. My tinnitus patients have told me that they enjoy their listening time. They look at it as a break from their hectic lives…a time to relax, unwind, and listen to their favorite songs. This has made a huge difference in their complying with the guidelines and the success they are seeing.”
Before starting their treatment, a customer is asked to choose their favorite 4 or 5 music albums. The music is then altered for their individual frequency, and sent with their kit that includes an MP3 player and special headphones. Customers are able to order more music at anytime throughout their treatment. In addition, Dr. Werber’s staff of technicians is available throughout the treatment plan to answer any questions and to help them stay committed to their ultimate goal of getting rid of their tinnitus for good. “It is important that there is follow-up in their treatment, just as if they were coming into my office to see me. My staff and I contact our customers throughout the months of their treatment to gauge their progress and offer them encouragement.”
The treatment system is available to the public through the Lab’s new website, TinnitusMusicLab.com, which launched this week. For more information, visit the website, email info(at)tinnitusmusiclab(dot)com or call 855-TINNITUS.
*Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis at Westfalian Wilhelms-University, and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Muenster University Hospital, Kardinal-von-Galen-Ring 10, 48149 Muenster, Germany.
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