Tinnitus can dramatically affect your work life, social life, and even your ability to rest and relax. Luckily, you do not have to “just live” with your tinnitus anymore. At our five locations around Denver and Fort Collins, we offer several FDA-approved tinnitus treatment options that have been proven effective. These are treatments that we have researched, believe in, and have seen our patients benefit from, so we are confident that they will help you too.
Why choose us?
Knowledge & Expertise
Dr. Julie Prutsman has been involved with tinnitus cases for the past 15 years, before any effective treatments had been developed for the condition beyond hearing aids and maskers. Thankfully, Dr. Pawel Jastreboff, PhD, ScD, developed Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). Julie had the privilege of studying under Dr. Jastreboff at Emory University in 2002, and she is a proud member of the Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Association. She understands the innovative new technologies used to treat tinnitus, and she can help you explore your options and find an effective, long-term solution – not just a temporary band-aid.
Our specialty is working with people to help them find relief from their tinnitus. Nearly every ENT, audiology practice, and hearing aid dispenser that claims to provide treatment for tinnitus only offers hearing aids. While amplification may help some people, only 50% of people living with tinnitus experience significant hearing loss that affects their understanding of speech. Thus, hearing aids prove ineffective. At Sound Relief Hearing Center, we now offer nine evidence-based tinnitus treatment options, like sound therapy for tinnitus, and we have seen our patients enjoy life-changing results.
Experience & Compassion
Technology alone does not ensure a successful outcome for every person. Thousands of hearing healthcare providers across the nation and around the world have access to the same products and advancements in tinnitus treatment that we do. However, without extensive training, a deep commitment to counseling and educating patients, and years of experience working with people living with tinnitus, the best tinnitus treatment technology is worthless. Our team of doctors possess all of the ingredients needed to maximize each patient’s benefits from the products and services we provide.
For these reasons, we have been able to help thousands of people from across the country get the relief they need from tinnitus. Our team of professionals can demonstrate the following TRT treatment options for you if you simply make an appointment with us. Please call (720) 259-9962 or click here to schedule your appointment today!
Oticon Tinnitus SoundSupport™
Oticon Tinnitus SoundSupport™ offers a personalized solution with a selection of tinnitus relief sounds to support common management approaches. The flexible programming provides sound stimulation through a selection of auditory options, all of which can help ease the effects of tinnitus. These sounds provide a variety of personalization options to meet individual needs and preferences. Oticon Tinnitus SoundSupport is used in conjunction with tinnitus retraining therapy, which provides instructional counseling.
Widex Tinnitus Treatment
Widex tinnitus treatment is a sound therapy program that is customized to each individual patient. In the Widex Zen™ program, the music is based on fractal tone technology, which ensures that the music is rather predictable without repeating itself. For this tinnitus retraining therapy program, the user can choose between a variety of musical tones known as Zen styles. You can further individualize these tones by adjusting their tempo or pitch.
Serenade by SoundCure
Serenade by SoundCure was produced using research from the University of California, Irvine. S-tones are the foundation of the Serenade technology. By utilizing sound therapy with customized S-tones, we are able to reduce tinnitus awareness and disturbance levels. Research has shown that these temporally patterned sounds can produce synchronized, robust neural activity in the auditory cortex. Each patient’s tinnitus retraining therapy is custom designed following tinnitus-specific testing performed by Dr. Julie and her staff.
ReSound Linx2™ iPhone Tinnitus Relief App
Individuals with tinnitus can benefit from the ReSound Relief app as part of a tinnitus management program. It offers a combination of sound therapy and relaxing exercises to distract your focus from your tinnitus.
Many people with tinnitus have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing aids provide a dual benefit by enhancing your hearing and masking or covering up your tinnitus with soft sounds in the environment that you might currently be missing. Many people with tinnitus receive partial or complete relief with the use of hearing aids.
People with tinnitus may experience anxiety, depression, and other psychiatric problems. Along with using our tinnitus retraining therapy options, you may be referred to a psychiatrist or counselor as needed.
Some tinnitus sufferers develop anxiety, depression, or a strong emotional response to their tinnitus. Certain medicines may provide relief from these conditions and relief from the tinnitus. In addition, nutritional supplements have provided relief in some patients.
Learning how to relax is very helpful if the noise in your ears causes you to experience frustration or anxiety. Stress can worsen the effects of tinnitus. By relaxing, you have a chance to rest and better deal with the sound.
What Can I Do to Help Myself?
We encourage you to avoid any habits that may make your tinnitus worse. For example, you may wish to avoid smoking, drinking alcohol, or listening to loud noises. If you are a construction worker, an airport worker, or a hunter, or if you are regularly exposed to loud noise at home or at work, wear custom ear plugs or special earmuffs to protect your hearing and prevent your tinnitus from worsening.
If you struggle to hear over your tinnitus and are ready to start treatment, schedule a hearing evaluation with Sound Relief Hearing Center. In addition to providing tinnitus treatment, we can help with any hearing loss you may be experiencing. This can reduce the stress and strain of trying to understand speech, which should further reduce your tinnitus.
What Is the Next Step?
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Julie and her team to evaluate and discuss your tinnitus. In just one appointment, we can help you better understand your tinnitus and pursue an effective treatment option.