Timpanogos Hearing and Balance will hold an informational seminar on tinnitus Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Best Western Timpanogos Inn in Lehi.
Layne Garrett, Au.D., director of audiology at Timpanogos Hearing & Balance,will speak at the seminar. He will discuss living with tinnitus and developments in treatments for tinnitus, the widespread condition defined as the perception of sound when no external sound is present. Tinnitus affects more than 50 million people in the United States. The condition, usually brought on by exposure to loud noise, is especially significant in the military, with more than 34 percent of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from tinnitus.
The seminar will include discussion of the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment (NTT), a particularly effective treatment protocol delivered through its easy-to-use Oasis device. The device is the only FDA-cleared, patented and clinically proven medical device with documented long-term relief of severe or chronic tinnitus. Timpanogos Hearing & Balance is one of only four providers in Utah to offer the NTT, which CNN recently featured in its profile on tinnitus.
The Oasis device looks like a small consumer music player and works by desensitizing the patient’s tinnitus perception. The patient wears the device for a prescribed number of hours on a daily basis, listening to soothing music that audiologists customize to each person’s unique hearing profile. A recent independent study shows that more than 90 percent of patients who use the NTT experience a significant reduction in tinnitus.
“The Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment has proven to be one of the most effective ways to treat tinnitus on a long-term basis,” says Garrett. “The Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment reduces hypersensitivity and annoying environmental sounds – all by allowing the user to enjoy music, without constant distraction of their tinnitus. In effect, the treatment enables the brain to create alternative pathways so tinnitus is no longer perceived.”
RSVP, More information
The seminar, free of charge, will be open to the public as well as medical providers and clinicians who find tinnitus a debilitating condition among their patients. Seating is limited; RSVP is required to Timpanogos Hearing and Balanceat 801-770-4744 firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 11. Light refreshments will be served at the event.
The Best Western Timpanogos Inn is located at 195 S 850 E in Lehi. For more information, contact the office or visit Timpanogos Hearing & Balance’s website at www.utahhearingaids.com
Timpanogos Hearing & Balance (www.utahhearingaids.com)
With locations in American Fork and Spanish Fork, Timpanogos Hearing & Balance is an audiology practice that helps adults and children with hearing and balance challenges. The professional staff includes three audiologists and two audiology technicians in addition to professional office staff. The practice offers a complete assessment of tinnitus and treatments for tinnitus, ranging from hearing aids to the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment.