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Tinnitus Management

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is the medical term for hearing sound in your ears when n o external sound is present. Typically, sufferers describe the sound as “ringing in ears,” though others describe it as a hissing, buzzing, whistling, roaring and even chirping.

What Causes Tinnitus?

Causes include the accumulation of earwax, exposure to loud sounds, head injuries and blood circulation problems. Tinnitus is know as a side effect of more than 200 prescription and over the counter drugs, and many people who suffer from tinnitus also have hearing loss.

Effects of Tinnitus:

Since Tinnitus is subjective, the effect for each person differs and can range from a mild annoyance to severely impacting mental and physical health. Some of the more serious issues include:

  • Long-term sleep disruption.
  • Changes in cognitive ability.
  • An inability to concentrate.
  • Anxiety and depression.
  • Relationship challenges.

Tinnitus May Not Be Curable, But it is Treatable

What is the Levo Patient System?

Tinnitus Management
  • User-friendly Levo software allows patients to listen to their personalized sound match on an Apple iPod touch®.
  • Custom fit ear buds, designed to ensure comfort during sleep, allow for optimal positioning and controlled delivery of sound therapy.

How Does the Levo System Work?

  • On your initial visit, your audiologist will discuss your therapy options and administer a TFI test. After you and your audiologist decide that the Levo System is the right therapy for you, you will be fitted for custom ear buds.
  • On your next visit, you will receive your Levo Patient System and your audiologist will help you perform a Sound Match to map your unique tinnitus sound.
  • Using the Levo Patient System while sleeping for three months and then as needed, your brain should gradually habituate to your unique tinnitus sound.

What Makes the Levo System Unique?

  • Unlike traditional maskers or sound generators, only the Levo System:
  • Is specifically designed for use during sleep when the brain is especially responsive to habituation
  • Can identify the unique tinnitus sound of each individual
  • Allows you to hear the sound the patient lives with
  • Has FDA clearance, CE mark, CSA certification and ISO 13485 2013 Edition
  • Tracks patient use and response to therapy using smart technology
  • Exclusively integrates the Tinnitus Functional Index to measure and monitor tinnitus impact
  • Uses custom ear buds & Apple digital devices

Click here to read a recently released study of the Levo System.