“I spent three years in the army repairing helicopters on the flight line and have been in construction for 30 years. Twenty-five years ago I began to hear a loud ringing in my right ear while lying in bed. Last Easter the ringing sound grew as loud as a running lawnmower. On a scale of one to 10, my tinnitus was definitely a 10. It made life terrible hearing the noise all the time. When I sat by the beach my tinnitus was louder than the ocean waves. My ears were always ringing. I tried Quietus, ginko biloba, vitamin B, CDs with soothing music. All hoaxes. I went to the ENT and he said there’s nothing I can do for you. At the ATA website I found SoundCure. Dr. Goyne had it. I made an appointment. I was skeptical. The tone mimicked my tinnitus. I noticed a difference a week later when the tinnitus began to subside. I progressively got better. I’ve been using SoundCure for 6 months now and I can’t hear my ringing when I’m driving. I can hear it when I lay on the couch. I was at a 10 and now I’m a 6.5. I do have moments when my ears will ring a bit but it’s been a godsend for me. It’s worked. I understand how it works. It retrains the brain. It has brought down my tinnitus in everyday life to a lower level. I use it religiously. It’s working well for me. I can’t say enough about it right now. I’m not skeptical about it now. Sound therapy is working really well. I’m thrilled. The more you use it the better it works. I give it 5 stars. I had a great weekend. My tinnitus was not very noticeable!!!!!!! Tell SoundCure A+. “
The first patient was a 67 year old female with a high frequency hearing loss. She tried hearing aids in the past to help mask the sound of her tinnitus but was unsuccessful. After three - four months of treatment using SoundCure she was extremely pleased to notice that her tinnitus was less noticeable and often times not present. Though her tinnitus hasn't completely disappeared our goal was to make it manageable and in the end she was extremely pleased with the results! She can go to sleep and work at her desk without the irritation and annoyance of her tinnitus. She continues to use the Serenade approximately 3 - 4 hours per day.
The second patient is a 31 year old female who was a very interesting patient. Her problem was hyperacusis to many sounds in her environment. It is not the loudness of the sound but the pitch that bothers her to the point of a melt-down. The main concern she had was with the motor sound of her refrigerator and with wind chimes she hears in her neighborhood. She actually returned 2 new refrigerators because of their sound and avoids walking or driving down streets where she knows there are wind chimes. Her hyperacusis impacts her life in a dramatic way. I fit her with the Serenade device and during the fitting process the patient cried with joy as she could finally could see her sensitivity to certain sounds during the fitting process. Once the device was programmed she left my office and has been wearing the device approximately 6 - 8 hours per day (she often falls to sleep with it). As she reported and her family has witnessed, she is a completely different person. When she is not wearing the device the sounds are more of a slight annoyance now whereas in the past they were crippling to her emotionally. She is happy that she has finally found relief for a disorder she has suffered with all her life.
I am extremely happy with the results my patients have had using Serenade and I will continue to recommend this device as a part of a overall Tinnitus Management Treatment."
“Back in October of 1969 is when I became an expert with the M-16 and I’m honored to wear that badge. But, the first day I shot the M16, I started to have a hissing sound in both of my ears. You really don’t know what it is like unless you have this disability. I have dealt with this disability for 43 years with no help from anyone. Well, yesterday was D-day and my new world opened up. The audiologist was such a professional during the evaluation. After fitting me with the SoundCure Serenade he saw tears in my eyes and asked me how I felt. I informed him that the world had just opened up and thanked him to no end for his help in giving me a new look at life. Twenty years ago I gave up on finding something to help me with my 24/7 tinnitus, but yesterday my new world became a reality. It’s a miracle, and I feel like a new person.”
“Yesterday I saw one of my SoundCure patients. He wants to keep his SoundCure Serenade because his tinnitus is changing a lot, matching the sound of the Serenade, and it is more pleasant for him. He can sleep now.”
“I just wanted to pass along some feedback from the patient we fit a few weeks ago. She came in to see me today and said that she can’t live without her Serenade device. Before Serenade, her tinnitus interfered with every part of her life including her ability to concentrate when she was reading, which then impacted her work performance. Since using Serenade, she said not only can she concentrate better while listening to her device, but can more easily concentrate even when she’s not using it. She feels like a different person. She said she doesn’t know how she ever lived without it.”
Since using Serenade only a couple months I am already experiencing totally quiet days. I sometimes have one or two days in a row when I have no screeching or ringing in my ears at all. I am once again sleeping peacefully every night and no longer avoiding social situations or places with background noise. In short, I have my life back once again. I still use Serenade several hours a day when I have any sign of my tinnitus. Serenade was the best investment I have ever made for my health. It truly has restored me to a normal life. I would highly recommend anyone who has tinnitus to give it a try. I don’t know the science behind it, but I do know it worked for me and I found relief quickly."
The second patient came in today. He had a TRQ score of 101, so I was nervous about his candidacy. He listened to the Serenade I had previously programmed just to get a sense of it and immediately had relief using the broadband noise track. I could see him immediately relax and his demeanor begin to change. We programmed it custom to his tinnitus and he left the office listening to S-Tones (track) 2 finding that it was giving relief as well. I am hopeful that his long term prognosis will be positive.”
“My patients are often desperate and just the worst suffers of the bunch. I had a patient come to me after a 3 day stay at the hospital. He was admitted after a trip to the ER due to stress and anxiety because of his tinnitus. He has been using SoundCure for 2 weeks and feels he has his life back. I tend to get way WAY too attached to my patients so when his wife got kinda weepy so did I.”
“I fit my first Serenade device on a patient 3 months ago and he is doing great. In the first month he was using the device every day to help relieve his tinnitus. Now, 3 months later, he reported he is able to go 2-3 days without hearing or being bothered by his tinnitus.”
“I’m seeing a patient who is one appointment away from completing his Serenade treatment. He is so very happy with his progress and his TRQ score went from a 32 to a 0 in 4 months. He said the “cricket noise” is very soothing and he can forget all about it while he’s watching TV, or doing anything. He said this past week he went two whole days without hearing his tinnitus at all, for the first time in a year and couldn’t be more grateful.”
“I wish I could turn back the hands of time. For the past 36 years I have counseled hundreds of people with tinnitus and always had to tell them there was little I could do to help them. The SoundCure program has allowed me to offer solutions to the patients who are often the most anxious for my help. It has been a very satisfying addition to my practice and one that I am finally glad to be able to offer.”
“I just wanted to let you know that my patient that I fit in July was just in the office. She said that for the past month she has had 2-3 tinnitus free days per week! She looked much more rested and seemed happier and not so ‘depressed’ in a way. She has not been consistent in her use of the device, however she said that she has noticed that with more consistent use over the past 6 weeks it has made a huge difference.”
When I read, write, quilt or sew -- a lot of quiet activity – I would hear the tinnitus. I was finding that I had to put music on all the time to drown out the ringing. Then I couldn’t concentrate on some of these activities – especially writing - while the music was on. My concentration was very affected by the tinnitus. Even outside if I wanted to sit quietly on the patio I couldn’t get that at all. When I’d go to bed it was the absolute worst. The tinnitus would keep me awake. I was always turning on the news or the Daily Show because that was like putting on music during the day. I’d try to sleep w/the TV on in the background.
When I tried Serenade and I took out the earplugs I didn’t hear the tinnitus at all. My ears weren’t ringing. I have found that when I use Serenade it doesn’t totally take the ringing away but it kicks down the tinnitus to like a 2 (on a scale of 1-10). I hear it like background noise. Kind of like my tropical fish tank. I was skeptical. But I was really surprised in a good way. I use Serenade daily, mostly at night. I listen to 4 different tones – 2 ringing tones. If I want to go to sleep I’ll put the ear plugs in and I can go to sleep within 5-10 minutes. It really has worked. I don’t understand how ears work but it’s fascinating how Serenade works. It’s like I’ve turned the volume down on my tinnitus."
“I fit my patient two weeks ago and she is doing great. She is using it every day and is glad she finally found something that works.”
“As both an audiologist and someone who has tinnitus, I was very interested to see how the Serenade device worked. For me, I am most bothered by my tinnitus when I am trying to concentrate in quiet environments. I have found that the SoundCure Serenade device quiets my tinnitus, relaxes me, and allows me to focus on reading and other activities that were difficult to do before. I have even noticed a difference when I am not using the device.”
The second patient I saw was a Ph.D. researcher who had sudden idiopathic bilateral tinnitus that prevented her from concentrating during the day and sleeping at night for 6 months duration. She did not have hearing loss or any medical conditions. She was fit with Serenade and experienced immediate tinnitus relief in the office using the S-Tone. She indicated that the Serenade was relaxing and allowed her to sleep at night. She currently uses the Serenade almost daily, especially at night.
The third patient I saw was a gentleman with severe bilateral tinnitus for over a year. He reported in the office that if his tinnitus could not be cured, that life was not worth living. He was fit with Serenade, and a huge smile came to his face when the S-Tone was turned on. He said the the S-Tone was very soothing and relaxing, and much better than listening to his own tinnitus. He is doing well with Serenade and is on his way to habituation. I had him speak to a psychiatrist prior to leaving the office, and set up an appointment for him. However, he cancelled the appointment, saying he no longer felt suicidal.
One of my patients with particularly difficult tinnitus reports she finds the sound therapy much more tolerable than her tinnitus and has found relief from the jaw clenching she experienced as a result of her tinnitus."
“After using SoundCure Serenade for 4 weeks, I find the volume of my tinnitus reduced most of the time, and have noticed a decrease in the frequency of the bad times. It takes a commitment to being faithful in its use, but I look forward to taking control even more.”
“My first patient is very pleased with results she is getting from Serenade. After the first 2 weeks, she was skeptical, but upon my advice she kept using the device and tried listening to some of the other tracks. She came in today very, very happy. She notes her tinnitus is much less bothersome. She has decreased TRQ from 29 to 16.She primarily uses Tracks 2 and 3.”
“Today I saw a patient for follow-up and he loves his Serenade. His THI (Tinnitus Handicap Inventory) has dropped from a 54 to a 20 and his TRQ (Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire) has gone from 41 to 11. He reports that the tonal part of his tinnitus is gone and he can only hear the background hissing part of it. He had previously used another tinnitus treatment program for the past two years with no real benefit. This is the third patient that I have that is doing well with Serenade.”
“I recently spoke with my very first Serenade patient and he couldn’t have been more ecstatic. He has been searching for tinnitus relief for years and reluctantly decided to give SoundCure a chance. He happily reported to me that he has finally found “success at last!” For the first time in years, he is sleeping better through the night, waking to “the sounds of silence”, and maintaining control over his tinnitus. I look forward to experiencing many more tinnitus successes with my patients. Thank you SoundCure.”
“My first Serenade patient reports that she uses Serenade primarily at bedtime, and that she has not slept this well in 20 years.”
“Thank you so much for all the continued research to bring relief to tinnitus sufferers. My tinnitus loves the Serenade “S” Tones in both Tracks 1 and 2. My tinnitus has a high pitch and an electronic sound ever so slightly in the background. This characteristic sound I have responds even better to Track 2 at bedtime. During my busy work day, Track 1 is better and more easily responsive. Keep up the good work and I love my Serenade!”
“My experience as a SoundCure Certified Provider has been excellent and has exceeded my expectations. The device itself is easy to program in a short amount of time and it is easy to use. The patients I have fit thus far have found relief from their tinnitus using the device. One patient in particular was a difficult case in that he had a profound loss in the ear where he was experiencing his tinnitus. We played the S-Tone contralaterally and in doing so he experienced some relief from his tinnitus while in my office. I’m very glad to have the Serenade device to offer my patients.”
“The onset of my tinnitus was not a happy event. In February I began to use the Serenade device. I especially like to use it on long drives or plane flights, or just prior to sleep. I like two things about the device. One is the temporary break it gives you from the tinnitus as you are listening to it. The other is the reduction in the effects, or at least the irritation of tinnitus if you use it over time. I have recently not been able to use it as much and I miss this second quality. Serenade gives me a nice break from the conditions and hope for the future. Thanks for giving me a chance to share. Love the Serenade!”
“I find the SoundCure Serenade helpful – for example I am listening right now, after a bad day with the unpredictable tinnitus. I do get relief while I am listening, and it is the only device that has helped me at all.”
“As a Certified Tinnitus Practitioner, my treatments require a series of tools that are specifically chosen to aid in effective management and, for many, habituation of this annoying internal signal. Most importantly, it is just not tailored music or sound with an active therapy program, but a signal that treats the brain’s processing activity. With Serenade from SoundCure, I know that I have chosen a device that can help the patient early on in the process to acquire relief, that is specifically tailored for their individual tinnitus needs, has a useful sleep mode, and is easy to use. As part of a tinnitus program, Serenade is an excellent tool.”
“The first patient we worked with using the Serenade has elected to keep the device and it’s helping him quite a bit. I’ll be curious to see what his long-term outcome is, but the short-term is certainly good.”
“Within the first couple of weeks of using the SoundCure device I saw a significant drop in the tinnitus volume in my left ear, for which I was grateful.”
“My tinnitus varies and is from hearing loss. Stress and being tired brings my tinnitus on more, so the Serenade is a good way to take a vacation from it for a while and then later I notice it is not so bothersome. I use it when the tinnitus really bothers me, usually later in the day when I am tired and then it really helps me relax and later on it does not bother me. I am an early user and am experimenting with the different sounds and levels. I tend to like the [S-Tone] sound number 2. Just having Serenade is something of a psychological help. I find that I put it on, put the device in my pocket and then go about stuff and simply forget about the tinnitus.”
“My patient is, overall, very pleased with the treatment. He uses it from 1 to 4 hours during the weekdays, mostly in the morning time when it’s most bothersome. He finds the broadband noise setting most soothing, but the S-Tones seem to have a more positive effect on his tinnitus perception.”
“I have enjoyed using the SoundCure Serenade system so far. The new tools have been incredibly helpful and have made for a much smoother appointment and have allowed me to be much more confident in the help I can offer to my patients. I have fit a few patients so far and they have found the Serenade easy to use and helpful for managing their tinnitus. I am hopeful this will lead to a long-term solution for my patients.”
“I just fit my first Serenade patient, a gentleman in his 60’s who has tinnitus that is worse in one ear than the other. He had tried everything – acupuncture, herbal remedies, etc. He listened to the different tracks and found one that he really liked. He was almost in tears, and said that this is the best relief he has had from his tinnitus in 20 years.”
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