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The Effectiveness of the Progression of Widex Zen Tinnitus Therapy: A Pilot Study.

Conclusion: We conclude that the progressive approach of treatment demonstrated here should be of benefit to most individuals with tinnitus and that the Widex Zen sound therapy is a worthwhile treatment for many tinnitus sufferers. PMID: 28614844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Authors: Tags: Am J Audiol Source Type: research

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[Strategies for a regenerative therapy of hearing loss. German version]. HNO. 2018 Feb 15;: Authors: Diensthuber M, Stöver T Abstract Despite impressive technical progress in the field of conventional hearing aids and implantable hearing systems, the hopes for the treatment of inner ear diseases such as hearing loss and tinnitus have become increasingly directed toward regenerative therapeutic approaches. This review discusses the currently most promising strategies for hair cell regeneration in the inner ear to treat hearing loss, including stem cell-based, gene transfer-based, and pharmacol...
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Diagnostic audiologic procedures for otosclerosis are effective tools in identifying this condition. Audiometric data usually demonstrate a conductive hearing loss at the early stages of otosclerosis. Modern middle ear analysis procedures are becoming more popular in the better diagnosis of otosclerosis. In clinical practice, cochlear otosclerosis can also be observed. Audiologic rehabilitation of otosclerosis includes fitting of hearing aids and implantable hearing devices. Current hearing technology enables patients who do not pursue surgical correction to function well and significantly improve their communication and q...
Source: Otolaryngologic clinics of North America - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Strategies for a regenerative therapy of hearing loss. HNO. 2018 Jan 09;: Authors: Diensthuber M, Stöver T Abstract Despite impressive technical progress in the field of conventional hearing aids and implantable hearing systems, the hopes for the treatment of inner ear diseases such as hearing loss and tinnitus have become increasingly directed toward regenerative therapeutic approaches. This review discusses the currently most promising strategies for hair cell regeneration in the inner ear to treat hearing loss, including stem cell-based, gene transfer-based, and pharmacological interventio...
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Here are the most popular audiology posts from the past year—we’ll bring you the top five speech-language pathology posts next week! Does Auditory Processing Disorder Meet the Criteria for a Legitimate Clinical Entity? You wanted to know more about both side of the auditory processing disorder controversy. We ran a series of articles, and this installment from audiologist Andrew Vermiglio, director of the Speech Perception Lab at East Carolina University, garnered the most views. In the post, he states that the “concept of the clinical entity is important when addressing controversial conditions such as a...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Advocacy Audiology Health Care Hearing Aids Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss Language Disorders Source Type: blogs
Struggling with hearing loss? Here ’s why Amplifon’s expert hearing aids are your new go-to tinnitus treatment
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Abstract The interrogation is essential to trace the genesis of the tinnitus and to appreciate its repercussion. Clinical examination should look for a local, vascular or cervical cause. The ENT consultation with audiogram and tinnitus evaluation is essential to know the characteristics of the tinnitus and to consider the treatment. If tinnitus is accompanied by a decrease in hearing, then wearing hearing aids can correct deafness and decrease the tinnitus. The psychological impact of tinnitus must always be taken into account and the use of a multidisciplinary team is an interesting solution. Medical treatments a...
Source: Presse Medicale - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Presse Med Source Type: research
Conclusion We conclude that the progressive approach of treatment demonstrated here should be of benefit to most individuals with tinnitus and that the Widex Zen sound therapy is a worthwhile treatment for many tinnitus sufferers.
Source: American Journal of Audiology - Category: Audiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Speech intelligibility can be significantly improved by VSB implantation, especially in patients with a down-sloping hearing loss. This finding can help select patients who will benefit most from VSB implantation.
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Source Type: research
The just-released film Baby Driver, starring Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort and Jon Hamm, features a lead character (Elgort) with tinnitus. As Baby, Elgort plays a skilled getaway driver who constantly wears earbuds, using music to drown out the ringing in his ears. Although there is no cure for tinnitus, other options can help manage the symptoms more effectively than continually blaring a soundtrack into the ears. Some management strategies include counseling, white or pink noise, habituation therapy (a sound therapy that helps the brain reclassify tinnitus and ignore it), hearing aids and more (see tinnitus-man...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Audiology hearing loss tinnitus Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: A protocol for the assessment of treatment options and outcomes in recipients with SSD and AHL is presented. The proposed set of minimum outcome measures aims at harmonizing assessment methods across centers and thus at generating a growing body of high-level evidence for those treatment options.Audiol Neurotol 2016;21:391-398
Source: Audiology and Neurotology - Category: Audiology Source Type: research
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