Ringing In the Ears: Neuromonics Treatment

Ring­ing in the ears, or tin­ni­tus, can be a frus­trat­ing and irri­tat­ing symp­tom; how­ev­er, as sci­en­tists con­tin­ue to make break­throughs in tin­ni­tus treat­ment, peo­ple suf­fer­ing from ring­ing in the ears can find relief. The Neu­romon­ics Oasis device is just one path to hear­ing, and liv­ing, better.

The Neu­romon­ics Oasis device, sim­i­lar to a MP3 play­er, is specif­i­cal­ly pro­grammed for each indi­vid­u­al’s hear­ing loss to pro­vide a spec­tral­ly mod­i­fied neur­al stim­u­lus embed­ded with­in relax­ing music tracks. Vol­ume on the device is adjust­ed to a low lev­el; the intent is not to lis­ten” to the music but instead to sim­ply pro­vide the desired neur­al stim­u­la­tion on a reg­u­lar basis to encour­age the brain’s devel­op­ment of tin­ni­tus fil­ter­ing abil­i­ties. Oasis is worn dur­ing the times of day when the tin­ni­tus is per­ceived to be most both­er­some and the patient is encour­aged to con­tin­ue with most dai­ly activ­i­ties while wear­ing the device.

For those patients with sig­nif­i­cant hear­ing loss that affects dai­ly com­mu­ni­ca­tion, hear­ing instru­ments are like­ly to also be rec­om­mend­ed to address your hear­ing loss, not your tin­ni­tus. The Neu­romon­ics treat­ment will only address your tin­ni­tus per­cep­tion, not your com­mu­ni­ca­tion difficulties.

Neu­romon­ics treat­ment is intend­ed for indi­vid­u­als who expe­ri­ence sig­nif­i­cant tin­ni­tus dis­tur­bance with impact on the over­all qual­i­ty of their lives. Often these patients have dif­fi­cul­ty falling or stay­ing asleep, dif­fi­cul­ty con­cen­trat­ing or relax­ing, expe­ri­ence depres­sion relat­ed to their tin­ni­tus, or oth­er sig­nif­i­cant declines in their over­all qual­i­ty of life.

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