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Tinnitus – noises in the head or ears with no external source – affects a significant number of people across all age groups. If you are experiencing tinnitus, it is important to get your hearing levels checked as a hearing loss may have occurred concurrently.

As part of your tinnitus assessment, James Hearing specialists will perform pure tone audiometry and document any tinnitus characteristics. Using this information, our supportive Hearing Therapist can organise the fitting of electronic ‘masking’ devices and propose numerous habituation tactics to alleviate the negative effects of tinnitus on your well-being.

Tinnitus Match and Masking - This test is performed to assess the character of your tinnitus and its subjective loudness above threshold. A second part of the test measures the sound input required to mask out the tinnitus so that it cannot be heard. This information is useful in evaluating annoyance, disability and response to treatment.

We can offer you an initial appointment to assess your condition and then make a personalised treatment plan that could include the fitting of a Tinnitus Masker, or rehabilitation and counselling.  Tinnitus can be associated with hearing loss, so it’s important your hearing is assessed too.

We also produce Tinnitus Assessments and Tinnitus Reports for Solicitors and Medico-Legal agencies.

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Introducing the new Serenade Sound Therapy for the relief of tinnitus

The Serenade system consists of a handheld device, earphones, and proprietary treatment sounds that research has suggested may address the underlying neurological cause of tinnitus.  This novel technology is simple to use and customised specifically to your tinnitus.  It may be used to seek immediate relief, as well as long term benefit when used as part of an ongoing tinnitus treatment program. After an audiologist evaluates your tinnitus, your Serenade device is programmed to play the sounds most likely to be effective for you.

Features of Serenade include:

  • Unlike other approaches, this treatment is customised to your specific tinnitus.
  • Includes 4 separate sound tracks so you can select the one that works best for you, day or night.
  • New treatment sounds known as S-Tones® were developed by independent leading university hearing experts and only recently commercialised.
  • This technology is based on advanced research and solid science, and is FDA cleared.
  • The device is small, portable, and easy to use.
  • Includes SleepAssist – a 60 minute, auto-off timer to help you fall asleep.
  • Independent left and right volume controls offer maximum flexibility, comfort and customisation.

Our Tinnitus Specialists are based within our Hospital locations and exclusively, at Audiology Department, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford  For an appointment about your Tinnitus, please click here.

Treat your Tinnitus with Serenade Sound Cure

SoundCure is Dedicated to Scientific Tinnitus Treatment

SoundCure‘s technology was developed  by leading hearing researchers dedicated to combining advanced engineering with proven clinical expertise, resulting in a unique, advanced tinnitus treatment.

S-Tones, A Novel Advance in Sound Therapy

Serenade consists of multiple tracks of soft treatment sounds to enable acute and long-term relief as part of a sound therapy program.

The three types of sounds are S-Tones, custom narrowband stimuli, and broadband sounds. Of these, the narrowband and broadband stimuli represent traditional, established approaches. S-Tones however, are novel, temporally patterned sounds customized to each individual’s tinnitus.

Studies suggest that S-Tones can offer immediate relief. They can also be used as part of a long-term tinnitus treatment program to provide long-term relief. Built on a scientific theory of tinnitus and known neurophysiology, S-Tones represent a novel, advanced technology and a customized medical approach to treating tinnitus.