Tinnitus, while perceived to be in the ear, actually occurs in the brain. When the delicate nerve cells inside the cochlea are damaged or over–stimulated, the result is tinnitus. To date, there is no cure for this condition. The number of people affected is growing fast and statistics show that one in five people suffer from tinnitus. Tinnitus is also the leading “souvenir” that veterans retain from service.
Although tinnitus is often described as ‘ringing in the ears’, the variety of sounds and combinations that people perceive are as widespread as the condition. The onset and cause is as varied as the sounds people hear. Regardless of how it began and what it sounds like, tinnitus can range from a bothersome condition to a debilitating one, impacting not only the day–to–day lives of the individuals affected, but their families and loved ones as well.
Most tinnitus is benign (not dangerous) and idiopathic (has an unknown cause). Most of the time, people easily adapt to their tinnitus. Tinnitus is common with hearing loss and one of the best treatments for both conditions is the use of hearing aids. However, this will only affect the tinnitus while a person is wearing their hearing instruments.
For those with severe tinnitus that affects their everyday life activities, or for those that find it difficult to sleep because of their tinnitus, there are other options.
This is where the Levo System comes in. Through a series of interactive activities, the precise sound of your tinnitus will be identified, giving you the means to understand and demonstrate to others the sound you live with. Your unique sound is then used to create an individualized therapy for you to use at home while you sleep.
User-friendly, patented Levo software on a provided Apple iPod Touch will allow you to listen to your personalized sound match at home. Custom fit ear buds, designed to ensure comfort during sleep, allow for optimal positioning and controlled delivery of sound therapy. Used nightly, you will be able to share your individualized progress and determine needed improvements over time.
Utilizing an FDA-cleared neuroscience-based approach, the Levo System is a personal and patented nightly sound therapy designed to improve the quality of your daily life.
Unlike traditional maskers and/or sound generators, only the Levo System:
- Is specifically designed for use during sleep when the brain is especially responsive to habituation
- Can identify the unique tinnitus sound of each individual
- Allows you to hear the sound the patient lives with
- Has FDA clearance, CE mark, CSA certification and ISO 13485 2013 Edition
- Tracks patient use and response to therapy using smart technology
- Exclusively integrates the Tinnitus Functional Index, a measurement of tinnitus severity, to monitor its impact
- Uses custom ear buds & Apple digital devices
Through a series of interactive activities, the precise sounds of your tinnitus are identified, giving you the means to understand and demonstrate to others the sound you live with. This sound is unique to you and is used to create an individualized therapy for you to use at home while you sleep.
Curious about the Levo System? Learn more through these videos:
- NBC Nightly News – New Device Offers Solution for Ringing in Ears
- CBS News – New Technology Offers Hope for People with Tinnitus
- Patient Testimonial – David’s Tinnitus Experience
Like ‘defragging’ a computer’s hard drive, the brain efficiently reorganizes itself while we sleep. Selectively removing the unnecessary bits of information, our brain prioritizes new and stored information to lock in learning and memory. As a result, new neural connections are created, rerouted or reduced to make way for new learning and problem solving activities. By using the Levo System at night, patients leverage the brain’s natural ability to diminish the effects of tinnitus over time.