SERENADE™ by SoundCure is a type of tinnitus treatment called “Tinnitus Retraining Therapy” (TRT). The Serenade sound therapy program is a tinnitus retraining therapy designed to facilitate what is called habituation. Habituation is sound therapy designed to retrain the brain to stop hyper-monitoring the tinnitus, and can play a role in the suppression of tinnitus over time. This is a treatment for tinnitus which was developed in association with the tinnitus experts at the University of Irvine. It is a complete, FDA approved sound therapy solution. Simple to use and customized to each patient’s unique tinnitus needs. The system consists of a handheld device, earphones, and proprietary, customized treatment sounds that research has suggested may address the underlying perceptual and neurological cause of tinnitus. It is designed to provide immediate short-term relief of tinnitus and to see long-term benefits when used as part of a complete tinnitus treatment program.
How does it work?
S-tones™ are the unique foundation of the new sound therapy technology. This life changing research has shown that S-tones can produce synchronized activity in the part of the brain that processes sound – the auditory cortex, and can play a role in promoting tinnitus suppression.
According to the UCI researchers, “The mechanism underlying tinnitus suppression is different from those in tinnitus masking (typical tinnitus treatment option). Masking attempts to divert the patient’s attention away from the tinnitus. Suppression is a physiological process where sounds – in this case, patterned sounds – may likely be modulating the activity of the auditory cortex and interrupting tinnitus generation”.
Unlike most approaches, this treatment is customized to your specific tinnitus. Multiple tracks incorporating S-tones are built in, and include a special Sleep Assist function- a 60 minute, auto off timer to help you fall asleep. It is also small, portable, and easy to use, day or night.
What can you do if you have tinnitus?
The good news is you don’t have to “just learn to live with it” anymore.
First you’ll want to see our Audiologist for an up to date diagnostic evaluation of your specific type of tinnitus. Then she will assess what type of tinnitus treatment is best suited for you. In most cases TRT therapy can begin right away.
Find out if you’re a candidate for this breakthrough technology.
Call for an appointment today at 760-889-8542.