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If you have tinnitus which is hissing or rushing, very low or very high in pitch, then Levo® Therapy System for Tinnitus may be right for you.
Levo® Therapy System for Tinnitus has been developed by the team at Otoharmonics® Corporation who are based in Portland, Oregon, USA. It is an FDA cleared and CE approved sound-based therapy which works with the brain’s natural plasticity to help the brain get used to, or habituate, to the tinnitus sound within the hearing centre of the brain.
See in the video how David’s experience with the Levo® Therapy System significantly reduced his tinnitus.
Please note, we are not currently prescribing this therapy.
Please contact us to discuss one of our other treatment programmes.
The Tinnitus Clinic is introducing Levo® for patients who have atonal tinnitus or tinnitus that is very high or very low in pitch (<200Hz or >10000Hz). Levo® is also specifically designed to be used during sleep when our brains are more prone to be responsive to sound therapies that strive to change brain activity patterns.
This innovative approach to treating tinnitus has been demonstrated to provide relief from symptoms, sometimes within as short a period of time as 30 days. (Pedemonte et al 2010, Drexler et al 2015). The Levo® System is available exclusively in the UK only at The Tinnitus Clinic and its partners.
Levo® is specifically designed to be used during sleep when our brains are more prone to be responsive to sound therapies that strive to change brain activity patterns. The system enables patients to map their specific tinnitus sound, or ‘sound print’, in order to create a personalised sound therapy.
The personalised therapy sound is presented to the patient while they are asleep via an iPod device using a tailor-made proprietary ear phone system which is designed to be slept in. This stimulates the hearing centre of the brain with the goal to encourage habituation to the tinnitus sound and reduce the perceptual loudness / annoyance of the tinnitus signal. Improvements in tinnitus symptoms are tracked over time, which is motivating for the patient and provides useful guidance for the clinician.
People over 18 years of age who have primary tinnitus, and who have sufficient hearing to be able to hear the sounds produced by Levo® while not wearing a hearing aid at night are most likely to be suitable for Levo®.
The Tinnitus Clinic Initial Assessment first assesses your tinnitus type and general ear health . At the end of this expert assessment the clinician will advise you if you are suitable for Levo®. Levo® Therapy for Tinnitus can be used with either universal earphones or custom built. Custom built earphones are made specially for you and are charged separately. They can be requested at any time after you begin therapy.
Levo® System Package
The tinnitus sound match appointment is crucial to ensure you get the best start possible from the therapy. During the fitting appointment, which takes 60 minutes, you will work with your audiologist to fully determine the sound of your tinnitus. Family members are welcome to observe the appointment as this often helps them to understand the ongoing impact of your tinnitus condition. The treatment package consists of 3 further follow-up appointments
Patient use at home
The Levo® system is designed to be used at home and you will be provided with clear instruction on its use. In addition, patients should read the manufacturer’s Instructions for Use which are supplied with Levo®.
The system is to be used as prescribed for a maximum of 90 days and as determined by your audiologist thereafter. Levo® will switch itself off automatically during the night once the correct dosage has been applied.
The Levo system is designed to be used every night so getting used to the comfort is important. We provide a two week comfort trial for you during which you can return the device if you do not want to continue to get the treatment benefit from it.
When you are fitted with your Levo system you will pay £3999 including VAT, which includes the device, charger, sophisticated digital earbuds and 2 follow up appointments. Finance is available should you wish to spread the cost of your investment in treatment.
In the unlikely event you should wish to return the device, we will retain £500 to cover the fitting appointment and the costs of return to manufacturer. As the earbuds form part of the device, these need to be returned at the same time as the Levo system iPod otherwise we are not able to accept the return.
The majority of PMI providers will cover the Initial Assessment but do not cover tinnitus treatments. Please check with your provider, however, as individual policies and providers do vary. If you are covered, please provide the authorisation number when you book your appointment.0% finance is available – find out more
The theoretical and clinical evidence behind the system is growing all the time. The key papers are listed below and we can provide copies of these if you want to read them.
Levo® Therapy treatments are being carried out in all of The Tinnitus Clinics in the UK. Here are some of our patients who want to tell you their story.