Tinnitus can be at best a nuisance, and at worst debilitating. It can be even more frustrating to not know what to do about it or have a clear course of treatment. Seeing a hearing aid company in Pierce County, WA can help you determine your options and approaches to treatment.
Tinnitus is perceived in the ear, but it actually occurs in the brain as a result of damaged or over-stimulated hair cells in the cochlea. While there is no cure for the condition, the Levo System can work to correct the underlying issues behind the sounds you hear.
The Levo System was developed by the team at Otoharmonics Corporation. Many patients with tinnitus know that the sounds present in the ears are not often a “ringing,” as usually described, but can be a variety of sounds that are as numerous as the condition itself is widespread. Levo helps identify the sound of your tinnitus through interactive activities, and helps you understand and show others the sound you hear. Levo then creates an individualized therapy for you to listen to while you sleep.
The nightly sound therapy is designed to improve your quality of life, and is specifically designed for use during sleep, when your brain is most responsive to habits. It can track your use and responsiveness to the therapy as it integrates the Tinnitus Functional Index to measure and monitor the impact on your tinnitus.
How it works
Normally, your brain reorganizes itself while you’re asleep. It removes unnecessary information and prioritizes new and stored information, committing it to memory. New neural connections are created, rerouted and reduced to make room for new information and problem-solving energy. The Levo System is a sound-based therapy that works while these processes are in play, which leverages the brain’s natural ability to diminish the effects of tinnitus over time.
The Levo System is especially useful for those with tinnitus who hear hissing, rushing or very high or very low pitches. It is FDA cleared and CE approved. It uses the brain’s natural plasticity to help it get used to the tinnitus sound within the brain. This approach has been shown to provide relief from systems in as little as 30 days.
After the initial assessment, the clinic will determine if Levo is suitable for you, and can even custom build earphones that are made especially for you and your comfort while you’re asleep. Your audiologist will work with you to identify the specific sound of your tinnitus over the course of four appointments. The Levo software is provided on an Apple iPod Touch that lets you listen to the sound at home, while you sleep.
If you’re ready to experience relief from your tinnitus, call a hearing aid company in Pierce County, WA like Harbor Audiology & Hearing Services Inc. We have four locations throughout the area, and have a professional audiologist on site at all locations. Whether you are searching for tinnitus relief or are in need of new hearing aids, we will make sure you get the solution that’s right for you.
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