Helping to reduce tinnitus during sleep is of interest to me. Levo, by Otoharmonics, has introduced a sound tinnitus treatment that is personalized to each patient. The sound therapy is customized and programmed during our office visits so that a patient can easily and comfortably receive the care for their tinnitus in the evening, while sleeping. The patient also has the ability to modify settings based on their daily tinnitus levels. As a clinical site providing the Levo, we have great ability to monitor data and functioning of its use. This allows for a great counseling tool.
Levo is focusing on the brain’s natural ability to adapt and learn. I am intrigued by the potential of this treatment and currently involved in gathering data for research. We continue to learn, as professionals, to be able to educate and help those in need. Levo is unique as it is one of the first devices that addresses tinnitus during the sleep pattern. To this point in time, most tinnitus devices are intended to be used during waking hours and this often is a hindrance to good therapy as people’s lives are so busy. Many find it difficult to have two to three hours during their busy work day or home life to have the continuity to wear devices. The evening is also the time in which people relax to attempt to sleep, and this is the time when the ringing in the ears can be the most bothersome. To treat tinnitus while sleeping makes sense as we know that the Levo treatment will remain the primary sound to address the unwanted noise in their ears.