Dr. Brooke M. Tudor Discusses New Therapy In Recent Interview
The ringing noise in your ear that no one else seems to hear? It could be tinnitus, and with many noise-exposed people experiencing this common problem, NBC News tapped local audiologist Brooke M. Tudor, Au.D., to break down the condition and discuss a new solution that’s giving hope.
Dr. Tudor demonstrated a treatment approach called the Levo System, which uses self-administered nightly sound therapy designed to habituate tinnitus sufferers to the annoying head noise as they sleep, decreasing its effect and improving quality of life.
Tinnitus is a common problem characterized by ringing, clicking, buzzing, humming, or hissing in one or both ears. It affects over 50 million Americans, according to some estimates, and as a chronic issue may impact 8 to 25 percent of the global population.
Effective treatment of the sometimes-debilitating condition depends on the underlying cause and can range from approaches such as hearing aids, earwax removal, or medication to counseling, lifestyle changes, and therapies such as tinnitus retraining therapy.
The FDA-cleared Levo System, developed by Portland, Oregon-based Otoharmonics Corp., mirrors an individual patient’s unique ringing sound to retrain their brain to ignore it. Listening to the offending sound during sleep is “what’s going to help them get used to or habituate to that sound over time,” shared Tudor in the interview.
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