MESA, Ariz., June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fynes Audiology, the Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona area practice of audiologists Cassandra M. Fynes and Roger Knighton, announced that it is now offering Widex ZEN therapy for the treatment of tinnitus. Tinnitus most often manifests itself as a ringing in the ears. It can also take the form of a buzzing, whistling, hissing, or roaring noise, and it can be constant or intermittent. The purpose of Widex ZEN therapy is to provide relief and relaxation for sufferers of chronic tinnitus.
Although there is no cure for tinnitus, Widex ZEN therapy has been clinically proven to relieve the effects of tinnitus, including frustration, stress, and lack of focus. The ZEN program encompasses two parts: sound stimulation and counselling. The goal is to teach patients how to be less distracted by their tinnitus and, over time, to become more oblivious to it.
Because 80 percent of patients with hearing loss also have tinnitus, the sound stimulation element of Widex ZEN therapy can be delivered via Widex hearing aids, which are available through Fynes Audiology. For patients without hearing loss, the sound stimulation element of Widex ZEN therapy can be accessed through a standalone device called ZEN2GO.
The Four Components of Widex ZEN Therapy
To derive maximum benefit from Widex ZEN therapy at Fynes Audiology's Mesa office, patients will have to participate in all four of the program's components:
- Counselling: The limbic system is the part of the brain responsible for controlling basic emotions and drives. The counselling component of Widex ZEN therapy is intended to condition the limbic system to interpret tinnitus more positively through cognitive and behavioral intervention.
- Amplification: This component is intended to stimulate the ears and brain and to prevent overcompensation.
- Fractal tones (patented ZEN fractal technology): This component delivers fractal music – music that is predictable but not repetitive, based on fractal technology – inconspicuously, in a manner that relaxes and stimulates the ears and brain. The lack of repetition is important to the success of the therapy as having a pattern stuck in the patient's head would be counterproductive to the goal of the therapy.
- Relaxation: This component features behavioral exercises and strategies for sleep management.
Ultimately, Widex ZEN therapy can be used as both a tinnitus management therapy and an essential part of a comprehensive lifestyle and wellness program. Click to watch Video
About Fynes Audiology
Fynes Audiology LLC was founded by Dr. Cassandra M. Fynes, who was born in Arizona and who has been serving the Mesa and Phoenix areas as a licensed audiologist for more than ten years. Audiologist Roger Knighton joined the practice in 2011.
Patients of Fynes Audiology have access to the most advanced technology in the industry, as well as a knowledgeable, personable team of experts who are centered on providing a surpassing experience. Fynes Audiology offers, among other products and services, comprehensive hearing exams, a full range of hearing aids, and custom earplugs and earbuds.
For further information, please visit http://www.fynesaudiology.com.
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