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What are your thoughts on notch therapy?

Question:

Was wanting to get your thoughts on notch therapy. I know Signia offers a hearing aid with notch therapy. Does any of your patience use this type of hearing aid, if so what have the results been.

Thank you.
Rex Gellinger

Answer:

Dear Mr. Gellinger,

Notch therapy is best used for patient’s with tonal tinnitus (tinnitus that sounds like a pure tone or high pitch).  The device is of very good quality for both speech clarity and the science behind notch therapy is sound.  I have used this device on at least a 100 patients for hearing and found it to be very solid for the right patient.
If you and your audiologist think that this is the best treatment for you then I suggest it.  Just remember that sound therapy is only a part of the tinnitus protocol, not the entire treatment.
My best, and best of luck!
Dr. Barbara Jenkins, AuD, BCABA