Neuromonics tinnitus treatment system is a customized music therapy system for the treatment of tinnitus. This device was developed by Paul Davis, is and audiologist in Australia. The basic concept of Neuromonics is to increase sound information going to the brain in the areas of the hearing loss. So for example if someone has a high pitch hearing loss they get more sound going to the brain in the high pitches. If someone has a low pick hearing loss than Neuromonics device will deliver more music sound in the low pitches will be transmitted to the brain.
How does the Neuromonics work? First you have to find an audiologist who will do a tinnitus evaluation. This includes a hearing test and testing for loudness of the tinnitus. Then the next step is for the audiologist to program the Neuromonics device. The programming is done according to the users hearing loss. So if you have high pitch hearing loss then the higher pitches are amplified more.
The advantage of the Neuromonics system is that it is effective. The disadvantage is that the cost is approximately $6000. The high cost of the device makes it out of reach for many patients. If you can't afford the Neuromonics device, what can you do? Until recently you had no other option. But with the innovation of two ear nose and throat doctors and researchers at the University of California Irvine, customized tinnitus sound therapy can be delivered over the Internet. The website developed by these two physicians is called www.beyondtinnitus.com.
The tinnitus relief program designed by these two doctors will help anyone around the world who cannot afford the Neuromonics program or does not have access to an audiologist dispenses the Neuromonics device.