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A breakthrough affordable treatment for Tinnitus has been developed by a leading research institute in Finland and is now available in the UK. Recent research has shown that Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) paired with Tailored Sound Therapy (tST) can significantly reduce a patient's tinnitus. A new device developed by the Tinnitus Treatment Centre in conjunction with the Helsinki Ear Institute has led to the recent availability of this treatment. This combined method is very new to the field and can show results in as little as 8 weeks. Unlike other treatments it is accessible in the UK and affordable at just £39.99/m, significantly less than current treatments with some in excess of £5,000.
Vagus Nerve Stimulation was approved for drug resistant epilepsy in the EU in 1994 and FDA approved in USA in 1997. Clinical observations later led to VNS therapy being approved for treatment of depression both in the EU (2001) and USA (2005). More recently research conducted in Finland and number of other countries have shown the beneficial effects this therapy has on sufferers of Tinnitus.
Conventional Vagus Nerve Stimulation involves surgery to implant an electrode around the nerve through making an incision in the neck and chest. Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) does not involve surgery and uses the fact that the Auricular Branch of the Vagus Nerve (ABVN) supplies the skin of the outer ear. The ‘SaluStim’ device from the Tinnitus Treatment Centre can stimulate the vagus nerve without surgery by clipping an electrode to the tragus of the outer left ear. Stimulating this area using the device for 1h a day along with Sound Therapy adjusted to the patient's tinnitus has been shown to give them a significant reduction based on tinnitus handicap scores.
'I used to really have trouble sleeping before I started using this treatment, it was like high pitched whistle constantly in my ear.' Says Sam Best a 22 year old carpenter from Hampshire. Sam is sure his work with loud power tools must have damaged his ears even though he regularly wore specialist ear defenders. 'I'm just glad there's now something I can afford that really helps'.
The Tinnitus Treatment Centre who have brought this device to the UK for the treatment of tinnitus, are also running clinical trials for their device the 'SaluStim' to treat Atrial Fibrillation and the autoimmune diseases Lupus. 'We know that this treatment can significantly increase the quality of life of people suffering from tinnitus and potentially many other conditions, which is why we want to make it affordable and give everyone the chance for relief', says a Tinnitus Treatment Centre spokesperson.
Tinnitus Treatment Centre: http://www.tinnitustreatmentcentre.com/
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Tinnitus Treatment Centre
Utilising new technologies to relieve the pain of Tinnitus through Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Tailored Sound Therapy.
Partnered with the Helsinki Ear Institute in Finland, utilising their latest research into the field of Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (tVNS) and proving effective and affordable treatment for Tinnitus in the UK.
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