Sounds Like Silence: New Tinnitus Patch from Sweden Brings Hopes to Millions

STOCKHOLM, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –

Revolutionary, non-surgical EU approved medical device is delivering effective treatment for tinnitus in the form of a semi-transparent patch

Sufferers of tinnitus – an uncontrollable ringing in the ears – are getting some golden silence as Swedish scientists reveal a new treatment for the condition.

The Antinitus medical device patch has received European Regulatory approval with a medical device CE Mark certifying the product’s safety and clinical efficacy*.

Antinitus, (Antinitus.com), is a self-administered tinnitus treatment that patients can manage themselves and easily integrate into their busy lives.

The treatment involves a 21-day course, and is delivered through a discrete semi-invisible patch which is placed behind the ear every day during the treatment.

Independent clinical studies performed at the Karolinska Trial Alliance / Karolinska Institute and the Sickla ÖNH-centre in Sweden have shown remarkable results for the first-in-class tinnitus product.

In one such clinical trial, reduction in tinnitus severity was achieved by 50% of people at end of the 3-week treatment period, and by 90% at a follow-up assessment 4 weeks after the end of therapy.

In another study 100 patients took part. Patients were required to have suffered from tinnitus for at least 4 weeks before the start of the study.

Treatment with the Antinitus patch for three weeks resulted in a significant decrease in the TSQ* scores from baseline, (P 0.01). The TSQ score remained decreased at follow-up four weeks after the end of treatment indicating relief from the tinnitus burden.

innitus severity questionnaire.

Added to this are the hugely positive results coming through the Antinitus.com website via a first of its kind post-market-follow-up survey.

Dr. Peter Åhnblad, MD, ENT Senior Consultant Head of Stockholm-Sickla Ear, Nose and Throat Center, Sweden added: "The Antinitus patch is a product that can ultimately give tinnitus patients a more lasting relief of their symptoms."

The treatment is now widely available and proving to be popular through the Antinitus online shop, http://www.antinitus.com.

There is also a specialised website for Germany, (http://www.Antinitus.com/de), France, (http://www.Antinitus.com/fr), and Spanish speaking territories, (http://www.Antinitus.com/es).

* The Antinitus CE certified medical patch is a listed medical devices in accordance with the regulations issued by Medical Products Agency and complies with the requirements of the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC.

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New Tinnitus Treatment Study Gives Hope to Millions


LONDON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –

The chance of an improved life for six million people in the UK living with tinnitus is offered by an extensive study published this week.

Tinnitus affects around 10% of the population in the UK and in its severe form can cause sleep loss, anxiety, depression and a significant reduction in their quality of life.

Now, a year-long study by independent research organisation CERES, shows that the innovative Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation treatment is effective in reducing tonal tinnitus symptoms such as severity and loudness and annoyance by nearly 40%.

Of the 200 patients treated in 23 ENT centres across Germany, 67% reported that their tinnitus had improved, and 50% said that their tinnitus no longer had a negative influence on their quality of life.

“Patients in this study had tinnitus for more than four years, and the majority had at least two other treatments before taking the Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation,” said Chief Audiologist Mark Williams at the Tinnitus Clinic Ltd. in Harley Street, which is acknowledged as UK’s leading private treatment centre for tinnitus.

“This peer-reviewed study shows without doubt, that in a clinical setting, Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation offers both progressive and sustainable therapeutic benefit to people affected by chronic tonal tinnitus.”

Robert Stanley, a patient who has recently completed his Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation treatment at The Tinnitus Clinic, said, I would say my tinnitus is 80% better than it was and I believe that the Acoustic Neuromodulation programme has significantly reduced my tinnitus both in frequency and volume. It has given me my quality of life back.

Editors’ notes:

Full article is available at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/aip/569052/

Photos – available on request

Further details and information on tinnitus and treatments can be found on http://www.thetinnitusclinic.co.uk

Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation

The Tinnitus Clinic is the sole UK provider of the pioneering treatment, Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation which treats tonal tinnitus using the NTR T30 CR® Neurostimulator device.

Acoustic CR® Neuromodulation therapy is designed to desynchronise nerves in the hearing part of the brain, by using the brains natural plasticity. This desynchronisation reduces the strength of the links between nerve clusters, shifting a nerve population from a synchronised (pathological) state to a stable desynchronised (healthy and normal) state, where the nerve clusters will remain after treatment. The package includes device, medical earphones, carrying case, charger, fitting appointment and 5 further follow up recalibration appointments lasting at least 1 hour each. The treatment would usually take around 6 – 8 months.

CERES GmbH (Clinical Research Organization), Lörrach, Germany

SOURCE The Tinnitus Clinic

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Prurient, Andy Stott, Sannhet to Play Tinnitus Show Presented by Pitchfork’s …

Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy and Blackened Music are happy to announce the next installment in our Tinnitus series that focuses on composers of extreme sound.

It takes place April 18 at The Wick (260 Meserole Street) in Brooklyn. Prurient, Andy Stott, and Sannhet will all perform.

Tickets are $ 20 in advance, available here, and $ 25 at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9. This is a 21+ event.

Also, tickets remain for the March 27 Tinnitus show with Untold, Egyptrixx, and Tessela (DJ set). Tickets are $ 15 and available here.

Article source: http://pitchfork.com/news/58824-prurient-andy-stott-sannhet-to-play-tinnitus-show-presented-by-pitchforks-show-no-mercy-and-blackened-music/

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Attend the Webinar “Taking Your Practice from Fine to Fabulous”

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Gyl Kasewurm, AuD

How can you take your business from “Fine” to “Fabulous” so that your practice can make tens of thousands of dollars more for doing the same amount of work, only better? The webinar, Taking Your Business from Fine to Fabulous, by Gyl Kasewurm, AuD, tackles the topic of how a few small changes can make your business better and more profitable. This webinar, courtesy of CareCredit, offers Dr Kasewurm’s insider tips from her personal experience as the owner of a hearing care practice that generates 10 times the gross revenue of the average practice in this country despite being located in a rural community of 10,000 people.

The webinar is now available on-demand by clicking here.

 

Article source: http://www.hearingreview.com/2015/03/webinar-fine-fantastic-march-19/

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Oticon Contributes to Knowledge Sharing at AAA 2015

Oticon, Somerset, NJ, has announced that in keeping with the company’s commitment to knowledge-sharing events that benefit hearing care professionals and their patients, a team of Oticon audiologists and researchers will contribute their expertise to a variety of education sessions and workshops at AudiologyNOW! AAA 2015 Conference. Oticon announced which sessions its team members will be participating in, with the aim of engaging with the more than 6,000 audiologists expected to attend this year’s conference on topics that focus on hearing science, clinical practice, and technology.

“AudiologyNOW! provides an exciting forum to reach thousands of hearing care professionals with new insights, research and technology in an atmosphere that fosters interaction and collaboration,” Oticon President Peer Lauritsen said in the announcement. “Oticon is proud to join with subject experts and researchers from around the world to empower hearing care professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to continue to put the needs of people first.”

Oticon will be offering a series of four 15-minute mini-education sessions at the Oticon Booth (#411) throughout the AAA conference. These sessions will enable conference participants to earn continuing education credits (0.1 CEU). Audiology Within Modern Hearing Instruments explores the principles and technologies that support the brain in complex listening environments and compensate for peripheral hearing loss. Personalization, Expanded Dimensions of Optimizing for Each Individual looks at a unique fitting process that uses more of each individual’s residual capabilities, maximizing patient benefit and satisfaction. BrainHearing for Consumers: Effective Counseling equips practitioners to help patients see that Hearing Care is Health Care and better appreciate the value of the practitioner in the process. In a session on Oticon Tinnitus SoundSupport, participants will discover a new ear-level combination device that offers an array of options for sound therapy and is the first to offer popular ocean sounds.

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Douglas L. Beck, AuD, Oticon

Douglas Beck, AuD, Board Certified, F-AAA, Oticon’s director of professional relations will be featured in two educational sessions. In the Learning Lab: Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivity (Wednesday, March 25   8:30AM – 4:45PM, Room 006C, CEU: 0.7), Dr Beck will present contemporary peer-reviewed literature from 2008 to 2015 and offer insights into new developments in the understanding of tinnitus and its implications on patient management. As the moderator for the Featured Session: Issues, Advances and Considerations in Cognitive Amplification (Thursday, March 26, Room 217A, CEU: 0.3), Dr Beck will lead a discussion of perspectives, insights, advances, and applications from cognitive sciences to audiology and hearing aid amplification. Expert presenters will explore cognition and auditory perception and potential and pragmatic applications for treatment of hearing loss with hearing devices.

Thomas Behrens, MSc, Oticon

Thomas Behrens, MSc, Oticon

Thomas Behrens, MSc, Oticon’s head of the Centre for Applied Audiology Research, will join researchers from the Cleveland Clinic to present a Poster Session: Effects of Time of Day and Cognitive Load on Aided Performance (Friday, March 27, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM). The session will review the results of a recent study on fatigue and cognitive effort, and aided listening.

Source: Oticon 

Article source: http://www.hearingreview.com/2015/03/oticon-contributes-knowledge-sharing-aaa-2015/

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Doctor charged with selling used hearing aids as new

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HyperSound Audio System to Launch at 2015 AAA Convention

Hearing Review got a preview of Turtle Beach Corporation’s new HyperSound audio technology at the Elite Hearing Network’s 2015 Business Summit event in late January. To learn more, HR reconnected with Turtle Beach’s HyperSound Hearing Solutions team this month to get more details.

HyperSoundAccording to the company, for listeners who have hearing loss, the HyperSound audio system offers a new way to enjoy television, thanks to thin panels that generate ultrasound beams and carry directed audio from the TV through the air. According to its website, HyperSound’s audio travels in a focused direction along a narrow beam, “unlike typical point source loudspeakers that emit sound waves in all directions.” When sound is directional, it travels along a specific path with minimal dispersion or ambient noise.

The company reports that the HyperSound audio system was created to meet the needs of the roughly 80% of people with hearing loss who rank hearing the TV as one of their top 3 reasons to seek help from a hearing care professional. When it comes to television watching, most people with hearing loss prefer not to wear something over their ears, because doing this isolates them from the rest of the family. Further, many report they prefer not to wear listening devices around their neck.

“The HyperSound hearing solution we’ve developed offers a fundamentally new way to deliver sound, and has the potential to revolutionize the home listening experience for individuals with hearing loss and their families,” said Rodney Schutt, SVP and general manager of HyperSound. “We are proud to introduce this innovative new hearing solution to the hearing health market.”

Listening to HyperSound’s 3D audio is said to be similar to wearing a surround sound headset, with improved clarity of audio and speech comprehension. The HyperSound Clarity 500P is targeted specifically to the hearing healthcare market and was approved by the FDA in February 2014. The company has designed HyperSound Clarity 500P for maximum compatibility with TV and AV systems. The system works with the most popular input connections available: RCA, optical (Toslink), and a 3.5 mm jack, making the system compatible with most phones, notepads, tablets, MP3 players, computers, and other devices. The system is anticipated to be available for shipment later this year.

Turtle Beach Corporation will be showcasing the HyperSound Clarity 500P at the AudiologyNOW! 2015 AAA Convention, March 25-28, in Booth 328. Since HyperSound Hearing Systems functions as a brand under Turtle Beach Corporation, which also sells consumer electronics, the HyperSound audio system will also be showcased at conventions like CES, the Consumer Electronics Show.

In an effort to gather information about the benefits of its audio system to people with hearing loss, HyperSound reports that it currently has a study underway that utilizes the programmable aspects of the amplifier to individuals hearing loss.

Source: HyperSound Hearing Systems, Turtle Beach Corporation

Article source: http://www.hearingreview.com/2015/03/hypersound-audio-system-launches-2015-aaa-convention/

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