Medical Treatment of Tinnitus
Re-Stimulate the Nerve From Ear-to-Brain
Patients who choose medical treatment often live confident and independent lives, free from frustrating ringing, swooshing, or buzzing in their ears. Our most successful patients chose our recommended treatment process to restore the sound activity to the auditory system. In doing so, the sounds provided by our treatment process can work to retrain the auditory system to properly identify sounds and suppress the mistaken increase in neural activity.
When done properly, patients living with tinnitus have an 80%+ chance of living with reduced, and often eliminated, tinnitus perception.
The most effective, and direct, treatment of tinnitus is to provide the proper stimulation to the auditory system, including the ear to brain nerve. Using modern treatment technology, we will begin your prescription at roughly 80% of the sound stimuli your nerve requires.
Over the next three to four visits, roughly 30-45 days, we will gradually increase the amount of sound support to your auditory system until we’ve reached your full prescription and the short-term tinnitus has been mitigated.
Throughout your ongoing tinnitus treatment, our team will continue to fine-tune your prescription and make frequency modifications that allow you to put the frustration, irritation, and distraction of tinnitus behind you for good.
An indirect, and less effective, approach to tinnitus used by some individuals is trying to "distract" their mind away from the constant ringing, whooshing, or buzzing by introducing an additional sound.
This is considered "indirect stimulation" of the auditory system. The most common noises used are white noise or music.
Other indirect approaches include sleeping with the television on, keeping a fan on, and other forms of noise generators, such as non-FDA-approved tinnitus-maskers. These techniques are used to distract the brain by asking it to focus on different sounds. One of the main issues with this approach is that patients often feel they are trading one annoying sound for another.