Total Hearing Solutions Presents Seminars for Tinnitus Sufferers

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Carmel practice is first in area to offer Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment as effective option.

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“The Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment has proven to be one of the most effective ways to treat tinnitus on a long-term basis,” says Kira VonBlon, director of audiology at Total Hearing Solutions.

Total Hearing Solutions, a division of Northside ENT, will hold informational seminars on tinnitus Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Carmel.

The morning seminar will take place 10:30 a.m.-12 noon at the Monon Community Center’s east building at 1235 Central Park Drive East. The evening seminar, 6-7:30 p.m., will take place at the Total Hearing Solutions clinic at 12065 Old Meridian, Suite 200. Both sessions 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.

Seminar speakers will include Kira VonBlon, director of audiology at Total Hearing Solutions, and Jamie Gabbard, Au.D., of Professoinal Hearing Healthcare in Muncie. They 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. Total Hearing Solutions is the only provider in Carmel, and one of only four in the Indianapolis, to offer the NTT, which CNN has featured in a segment on tinnitus treatment.

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 VonBlon. “The Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment reduces hypersensitivity and annoying environmental sounds – all by allowing the user to enjoy music, without constant distraction of their tinnitus. The treatment enables the brain to create alternative pathways so tinnitus is no longer perceived.”

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The seminars are open to the public as well as medical providers and clinicians who find tinnitus a debilitating condition among their patients. While there is no fee, RSVP is required. Attendees can contact Tammy Johnson at Total Hearing Solutions by Jan. 19: 317-705-2700 or tjohnson(at)northsideent(dot)com. Light refreshments will be served at the event.

Total Hearing Solutions (http://www.totalhearingsolutions.com)
Total Hearing Solutions, a division of Northside ENT, has been helping hearing-impaired patients in central Indiana since 1977. Audiologists, licensed by the State of Indiana and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, provide hearing aid services, hearing evaluations, a healthy hearing program and help for all types of hearing loss.

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