Our biggest challenge is educating medical professionals around Denver and around the country that tinnitus can be treated. People do not have to live with their tinnitus.
Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
The Haven™ is Neuromonics' newest product to help individuals suffering from tinnitus, the condition often described as buzzing, ringing, hissing, humming, roaring, whistling or “ringing in the ears” that someone hears in the absence of any external sound. Globally, tinnitus affects an estimated 10-15 percent of the population. In the United States alone, more than 50 million people suffer from the condition, according to the American Tinnitus Association.
The Haven blends an individualized, high-frequency signal with relaxing music to provide patients an on-demand sense of control and relief while wearing the device. The new product is available by prescription, and programmed by an audiologist for a patient’s individual audiogram. With the ability to do in-office fittings, a patient can start to experience relief almost immediately.
The Haven is not a masking device. Rather, the management tool works to promote new neural connections that allow the brain to help filter out the tinnitus perception while also breaking the negative limbic system attachment the body has to the tinnitus perception.
- Individualized spectral profile
- Programmable via NOAH interface (industry-standard software platform for hearing device fitting)
- Balance control to help deal with asymmetries
- Ability to regulate the neural stimulus volume
The Haven serves as a step between Neuromonics’ Oasis™ and Sanctuary™ devices. The Oasis is the FDA-cleared, patented and clinically proven device that offers long-term treatment and significant relief for severe tinnitus. The Sanctuary functions in a similar manner as the Haven, providing situational relief, but works with a choice of pre-programmed profiles rather than individualized spectral profiles. All three Neuromonics devices are simple to use, functioning much like familiar consumer music players.
“With the addition of the Neuromonics Haven to our tinnitus treatment offering, Sound Relief Hearing Center is providing effective treatment for the full range of those dealing with tinnitus – from those with severe symptoms to those needing only minor relief,” says Dr. Julie Prutsman, owner and founder of the Sound Relief Hearing Center. “Our biggest challenge is educating medical professionals around Denver and around the country that tinnitus can be treated. People do not have to live with their tinnitus. We see countless patients that come to us as a last resort after being told that nothing can be done to stop the suffering,” describes Dr. Prutsman. “We have not had a patient come to us that we have not been able to help with their tinnitus.”
About Sound Relief Hearing Center
Sound Relief Hearing Center is a family-owned-and-operated audiology practice with a rich family history in the hearing health industry. With offices in Centennial and Highlands Ranch, Sound Relief Hearing Center offers a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing health services, including tinnitus testing and treatment, hearing screening, evaluations, hearing aid sales, and rehabilitative and preventative counseling.