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Pioneering tinnitus treatments introduced in Warrington

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TWO pioneering tinnitus treatments have been introduced for the first time at a hearing clinic in Warrington – offering new hope to thousands of sufferers.
It is estimated more than 16,000 adults in Warrington suffer from tinnitus – the sensation of hearing a ringing, whizzing, roaring, buzzing, hissing or other type of continuous sound which has no external source.
Warrington Hearing Services is now licensed by the UK’s leading provider of tinnitus treatments – The Tinnitus Clinic – to provide both Tinnitus Desensitisation Therapy (TDT) and Levo Therapy..
TDT is a new therapeutic pathway specially designed for patients who suffer with invasive tinnitus. It provides a bespoke range of therapies selected to meet an individual’s tinnitus acoustic profile and experience of tinnitus. Therapeutic techniques are used to control tinnitus awareness with the long-term goal of encouraging the brain to filter out the tinnitus perception from consciousness.
The Levo System for tinnitus therapy uses iPod technology to deliver a personalised tinnitus sound straight to the brain while the patient sleeps. The brain learns to ignore the hissing or buzzing associated with this debilitating and often stressful condition and over time, the patient notices the tinnitus less during the day.
Lead adiologist at Warrington Hearing Services, Stuart Wilkinson, has been a fully qualified hearing aid audiologist since 2006 and has worked in the industry since 1999 – in both manufacturing and customer facing roles.
He said: “Bringing The Tinnitus Clinic to this area will enable thousands of sufferers to have improved access to life changing treatment.
“Tinnitus affects 30 per cent of people at some point in their lives. For some, it’s a persistent problem and can have a significant impact on everyday activities, with severe cases causing distress, insomnia, and depression.
“It’s a common myth that people just ‘have to live with tinnitus’. This simply isn’t true, there are treatments that can help, and I’d urge anyone suffering to get in touch.”

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