Can Desyncra help Tinnitus?….Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

Can we help those with tinnitus or ringing in the ears? Specifically, can the Desyncra device help?

We actively measure outcomes with patients using various FDA tinnitus approved devices.  Desyncra has shown to be a wonderful resource for lessening the negative affects of ongoing ringing and buzzing sounds.

Let me share a story of a particular patient that traveled by plane and then car to reach our practice….

We can report that over the last 9 months of tinnitus treatment, with the Descyncra device, tinnitus was much less noticeable. While watching TV, during the day, and when busy at work, tinnitus is now not noticed at all. It can be heard at night when lying down or when it’s quiet but it’s more “in the background”, not as bothersome. When asked to respond to questions discussing how the tinnitus affects the day from an attention, emotional, and feeling connection, we noticed approximately a 50% decrease from the first assessment. This is outstanding!

The biggest difference is that before Dysyncra, this patient couldn’t watch TV, get to sleep, or concentrate on schoolwork or job. Now, we are pleased to say there is a return to better functioning.
We made a few programming updates to the Desyncra to the tinnitus frequency pitch and volume of each ear independently. In addition, we counseled on expectations and continued hope. It’s a joy to see such success as this patient achieved a reduction in disturbance well beyond the goal of 40%, as the research estimates. We should continue to see reduction in the amount of time the device is needed to be worn. Less disturbance, more easily able to ignore the unwanted sounds, and focus on other tasks is something we feel are very realistic goals.

Great new year for this young person! Now, it”s much more enjoyable to sit in quiet by a nice fire and read a good book!

Does it work, yes, we believe so and can measure it!


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  1. Gail Reagan

    Great story! It always feels good to know you’ve helped someone!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Thanks Gail!

  2. Joanne Upton

    Wonderful outcome and story.

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Appreciate it Joanne!

  3. Kristie Dannemiller-Smith

    Love that we have so many options for our patients with tinnitus!!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      I feel the same.

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