Medical Treatment of Tinnitus
Re-Stimulate the Nerve From Ear-to-Brain
When done properly, patients living with tinnitus have an 80%+ chance of living with reduced, and often eliminated, tinnitus perception.
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 your short-term tinnitus has been lessened.
Throughout your ongoing tinnitus treatment, we 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 permanently.
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 your 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 bothersome sound for another.