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Recapturing the Everyday

Recapturing the Everyday
Moments with Breakthrough
Tinnitus Treatment

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    • Recapturing the EverydayMoments with BreakthroughTinnitus Treatment
    • about tinnitusw h at i s t i n n i t u s ? Tinnitus isa widespread condition affecting up to50 million Americans—often as a resultof hearing loss after exposure to excessiveor loud noises. Sufferers perceive soundin the ear or head in the absence of correspondingexternal stimuli (i.e. a sufferer hears a ringing, buzzing,hissing, clicking, roaring or beeping although there isno external or environmental sound creating it).
    • For some, tinnitus is a distraction or an annoyance.But for others, tinnitus can be debilitating. Tinnitus is acondition that can result from a range of underlying causes,including ear infections, foreign objects or wax in the ear,or injury from loud noises. Tinnitus can also result as aside-effect of some medications (ototoxicity). Tinnitus isoften evaluated clinically from mild to severe accordingto the practical difficulties it causes, such as interferencewith sleep, quiet activities, work roles, social interactionor normal daily activities.It is estimated that 10% to 15% of adults have prolongedtinnitus requiring medical evaluation and approximately2 million Americans suffer from severe tinnitus.what causes tinnitus ?Most commonly, tinnitus results from an eardisorder in combination with a myriad ofneurological responses. A common cause oftinnitus is exposure to excessive or loud noises. Tinnitus isalso a result of hearing loss due to aging (presbycusis).causes or triggers of tinnitus include:• Hearing loss • Temporal mandibular• Excessive noise joint disorder (TMJ)• Trauma/head injury • Depression• Post traumatic stress • Anxiety disorder (PTSD) • Lyme disease• Ototoxic drugs • Thyroid disorders
    • w h at e f f e ct s d o e s i t h av e ? Chronic tinnitus can be very stressful. Psychologically, it distracts the affected individual from mental tasks and interferes with sleep. Many tinnitus sufferers have irregular sleep patterns that result in sleep deprivation. In addition, tinnitus sufferers often times are prescribed medications to cover some of the tinnitus symptoms or other health conditions that may have been impacted by the tinnitus. However, these medications typically do not treat the tinnitus itself. For many, tinnitus is more than a mild annoyance— it is a chronic and distressing condition that can lead to: • Loss of sleep • Anxiety and depression • Inability to relax • Negative impact on work, • Lack of concentration family, and social life • Sensitivity to loud sounds/hyperacusis simon tinnitus as a result of meniere’s disease.“It really began to affect my life. I was afraid that this condition would last twenty-four hours a day for the rest of my life. The treatment changed my life. Whenever I see people with tinnitus, I say, ‘give Neuromonics a try’” .
    • about the neuromw h at i s t h e n e u r o m o n i c st i n n i t u s t r e at m e n t ?Clinically proven—Non-invasive—Effective.The Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment is aglobal breakthrough in treating tinnitus.This treatment is FDA-cleared, patented and clinically-tested. It is clinically administered and monitoredby a trained healthcare professional. The Treatment iscomprehensive, non-invasive and effective—offeringproven and significant long-term reduction oftinnitus disturbance.The Treatment is designed specifically to target theneurological processes of tinnitus, specifically itsauditory, attentional and emotional aspects. TheTreatment regimen is customized to each patient’sunique hearing and tinnitus profile. This treatmenthas been developed and tested since the early 1990’swith thousands of patients treated worldwide.The Treatment is delivered via a compact, lightweightand uniquely-designed medical device. In addition todelivering important auditory stimulation in a mannerthat is customized and optimized to the user’s uniquehearing and tinnitus profile, the Neuromonics devicealso contains an internal data and memory component toassist with treatment management on a day-to-day basis.
    • onics tinnitus treat how does the neuromonics t i n n i t u s t r e at m e n t w o r k ? The treatment program is designed to interact, interrupt and desensitize tinnitus disturbance for long-term benefit. The Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment delivers a spectrally- modified neural stimulus. The stimulus is embedded within precisely-designed music and customized for each user’s profile. The music positively engages the limbic system, the part of the brain associated with emotional response, allowing for pleasant and effective delivery of the treatment. Using neuroplasticity, the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment stimulates the auditory pathway with the intention of promoting new neural changes that allow the brain to help filter out the tinnitus sound, thus reducing the disturbance and impact of tinnitus. neuromonics tinnitus treatment benefits • Short-term treatment process • Easy-to-use device • Non-invasive • Significant tinnitus relief • Long-term reduction of tinnitus disturbance • Improved sleep
    • ment t r e at m e n t o v e rv i e w Using a sophisticated algorithm, the Neuromonics Treatment regimen is customized and matched to each patient’s unique hearing and tinnitus profile. A compact medical device delivers treatment in what is typically a six-month period, with many reporting relief immediately. Daily treatment, for two or more hours per day, is recommended when the tinnitus is most disturbing. The Treatment can take place during regular daily activities such as reading, cooking, and computer work. During the treatment process, regular follow-up visits are scheduled with a trained healthcare professional, who also provides a complementary program of education and support. The Treatment involves a multi-stage process designed for optimal clinical results. In Stage One, a continuous broad frequency stimulus embedded within spectrally modified music provides a high degree of interaction and relief from the tinnitus. In Stage Two, intermittent interaction with tinnitus perception helps decrease the brain’s sensitivity to the tinnitus sound. h o w to s ta rt t h e n e u ro m o n i cs t i n n i t u s t r e at m e n t 1. Visit www.neuromonics.com to find a clinic in your area offering the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment. 2. Contact the clinic in your area to schedule a Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment assessment. 3. If you are a candidate, proceed with the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment. 4. Enjoy the benefits of long-term tinnitus relief.
    • about neuromonics Neuromonicsis the manufacturer and distributor of theonly FDA-cleared, patented, customized andclinically proven medical device designed forlong-term significant relief of tinnitus.With research and development beginning in the early1990’s, the Neuromonics Tinnitus Treatment has treatedthousands of tinnitus sufferers worldwide. Our goal is tohelp tinnitus sufferers improve their quality of life andovercome the daily life challenges associated with tinnitus.Neuromonics, Inc.2810 Emrick Blvd.Bethlehem, PA 18020Phone: 1-866-606-3876Email: info@neuromonics.comWeb: www.neuromonics.comNeuromonics is a registered trademark of Neuromonics Pty, Ltd.©2008 Neuromonics, Inc. All rights reserved.M0007, 04/08