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Tinnitus Resources

Welcome to the Resources page. Here you will find a wealth of information designed to help you understand, manage, and find relief from tinnitus and other hearing-related issues. Our resources are curated by our team of experts to provide you with the latest insights, tools, and support.

Educational Articles

  • The Lenire device, FDA-approved, helps reduce tinnitus symptoms by stimulating the tongue and playing sounds. Users like musician Victoria Banks found significant relief after 12 weeks. Clinical trials showed 84% effectiveness, shifting the brain's focus away from the tinnitus noise.

  • Highlights Michael McCreary's experience using the Lenire device, which significantly reduced his 25-year-long tinnitus symptoms through bimodal neuromodulation, combining auditory and tactile stimulation.

New Treatment for Tinnitus Is Possible, Study Shows - WebMD

  • Published June 7, 2023, this article discusses a new kind of treatment that may offer relief for people with tinnitus.

  • This study evaluates different acoustic therapies for tinnitus, offering a comparative analysis based on auditory event-related potentials, which could help guide treatment decisions.

  • Highlighting a major breakthrough, this article covers recent encouraging results from a clinical trial of a mobile-phone-based therapy for tinnitus.

  • Finds chronic tinnitus significantly linked to reduced cochlear nerve responses and altered auditory reflexes in individuals with normal audiograms. The results suggest tinnitus may arise from decreased cochlear input causing central nervous system hyperactivity due to reduced inhibition.

New thinking about tinnitus - Harvard Health

  • Harvard Medical School scientists close in on a mysterious cause of ringing in the ears.

Study Shows Promising Treatment for Tinnitus - ScienceDaily

  • Dated June 5, 2023, this article from Michigan Medicine highlights new findings in tinnitus treatment.

  • Published on November 30, 2023, this article provides insights into tinnitus, including a study involving nearly 300 people with various tinnitus experiences.

  • Recognized for its outstanding contributions, this study explores potential genetic components to tinnitus and has received a national award from Tinnitus UK.

  • Outlines tinnitus causes and treatments, emphasizing subjective types and effective non-medical therapies like CBT and TRT.

  • Explores how tinnitus, often linked to hearing loss, arises from increased neural activity in auditory structures. Discusses how physical actions like jaw-clenching can affect tinnitus and notes that some older adults without tinnitus may have better-preserved neural inhibitory circuits.

  • Discusses how the Lenire device, which combines auditory and tactile stimulation, significantly reduced tinnitus symptoms for musician Victoria Banks by "tickling" the tongue and shifting brain focus away from tinnitus noise.

  • This scoping review assesses recent knowledge in tinnitus management, including various studies and reviews from the last five years.

  • This article reviews the latest trends and hot spots in tinnitus treatment research, providing insights into the global focus areas and emerging therapies.

  • This article discusses a new study that identifies the neural networks associated with tinnitus, providing promising avenues for targeted treatments.

  • Reveals 11.2% of the US population experienced tinnitus, with men and non-Hispanic Whites reporting higher rates. Highlights racial disparities in severity and healthcare access for tinnitus.



What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is commonly described as ringing, buzzing, hissing, or roaring sound in the ears when no external sound is present. It can be a symptom of underlying conditions, typically associated with some form of hearing loss.

What causes tinnitus?

Tinnitus can result from a variety of causes including exposure to loud noises, ear infections, earwax buildup, aging, and ototoxic medications. It can also be a symptom of other health conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes.

Is tinnitus a sign of something serious?

While tinnitus itself is usually not a sign of a serious medical condition, it can be bothersome and significantly affect your quality of life. It is important to consult a healthcare provider to rule out any underlying conditions that might require treatment.

How does the Lenire device work?

The Lenire device utilizes bimodal neuromodulation, combining auditory stimulation through headphones with tactile stimulation via a device that lightly stimulates the tongue. This dual approach is designed to promote changes in the brain that can help manage tinnitus symptoms.

Is the Lenire treatment safe?

Yes, Lenire has been rigorously tested in clinical trials and is FDA-approved for the treatment of tinnitus. The treatment is non-invasive and has been found safe with minimal side effects reported by users.

How effective is Lenire in treating tinnitus?

Clinical studies and patient testimonials indicate that Lenire is effective in reducing the severity and impact of tinnitus for many users. However, as with any treatment, individual results can vary.

Can Lenire cure my tinnitus?

There is currently no cure for tinnitus, but Lenire is designed to help manage and alleviate the symptoms. Many users report significant improvements in their quality of life with regular use of the device.

How long does it take to see results with Lenire?

Some users notice improvements within a few weeks, while others may need longer to experience significant changes. Consistent use as recommended is crucial to achieve the best outcomes.

Are there any side effects of using Lenire?

Most users do not report serious side effects. Some people may experience slight discomfort or unusual sensations in the tongue during the initial use, which typically diminishes as they get used to the device.

How do I start using Lenire?

If you're interested in trying Lenire, schedule an appointment with Peachtree Hearing for an assessment. Our audiologists will evaluate your condition, discuss your suitability for the treatment, and provide detailed instructions on how to use the device effectively.

Do I need a prescription to use Lenire?

Yes, Lenire is a medical device that requires an assessment by a qualified healthcare professional and a prescription to ensure it is appropriate for your specific case of tinnitus.

How can I schedule an appointment for a Lenire assessment?

You can schedule an appointment by contacting Peachtree Hearing directly through our website or by phone. Our team is ready to assist you with all the necessary arrangements for your assessment and treatment.

Tinnitus Organizations

  1. American Tinnitus Association (ATA) - A non-profit organization dedicated to helping tinnitus patients, healthcare providers, and researchers. Visit ATA

  2. Tinnitus UK - Provides support and resources in the UK, originally known as the British Tinnitus Association. Visit Tinnitus UK

  3. RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf People) - Offers a free downloadable tinnitus guide and other resources to help manage tinnitus. Visit RNID

  4. British Academy of Audiology - Provides information and resources related to tinnitus, including support and advice from the British Tinnitus Association. Visit BAA

  5. University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust - Offers information on different types of tinnitus and treatments available. Visit UHSussex

  6. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - Provides resources for people with hearing loss and tinnitus, including a national support network. Visit ASHA

  7. Heroes With Hearing Loss - Offers support specifically for veterans with hearing loss and tinnitus, including a crisis line and other resources. Visit Heroes With Hearing Loss

  8. The Textbook of Tinnitus - Second Edition

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