Neuromonic/Neuromodulation companies claim to be able to reduce the tinnitus symptom by delivering tailored sounds targeting the effects of auditory deprivation and reducing the involvement of the limbic and autonomous nervous system. CBT counselling elements are often also applied.
Neuromonic/Neuromodulation treatment is regarded as safe but there is a lack of independent proof of effectiveness. Tinnitus UK would naturally support any medical advancement in tinnitus treatment but at this stage cannot recommend its use until further independent studies have been conducted. We would hope to one day support an independent clinical trial via the Tinnitus UK network.
At Tinnitus UK, we are firmly of the belief that the combination of sound therapy and counselling are currently the most effective treatments for tinnitus so we are pleased that further research is happening in these areas. It's important to note that strong clinical evidence of any tinnitus treatment is difficult to find as accurate measurement of the effects of treatment is, at this time, impossible. However, audiologists, see tinnitus sufferers on a daily basis and see the positive effects that sound therapy and councelling have on their patients. Although anecdotal in nature, thousands of UK audiologists would agree that they provide undeniable help and relief to tinnitus sufferers.
Tinnitus UK plans to test all types of devices that claim to provide tinnitus relief and provide real life reviews as an alternative to, but not instead of, difficult to measure clinical trials. The sheer numbers involved in our network should provide at least some evidence of effectiveness and we welcome approach from anyone wishing to conduct trials.