STOCKHOLM, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
World Veterans Federation supports breakthrough clinically proven and EU approved technology for tinnitus relief
TINNITUS, a debilitating "ringing in the ears", has become the No. 1 service- connected disability among veterans, surpassing post-traumatic stress disorder.
Because military personnel are exposed to aircraft, loud equipment, and explosive noises in training and combat that can exceed 160 decibels, they can suffer permanent damage to the auditory system.
But now help is at hand for army related acoustic trauma as the new EU approved and clinically proven Antinitus® medical device patch is launched.
The first-in-class product from Antinitus.com has been ten years in development by scientists from Akloma Tinnitus AB in Stockholm, Sweden, in co-operation with the World Veterans Federation, (WVF).
When placed behind the ear and worn for 21 consecutive days, the semi-transparent patch is clinically proven to offer substantial tinnitus relief by modulating nerve functions in the auditory system.
The World Veterans Federation currently consists of 170 veterans organisations from 93 countries, representing some 42 million veterans worldwide.
Mr. Dan-Viggo Bergtun, Vice President of the WVF, says that the debilitating effects of tinnitus have crippled many battle-hardened veterans.
"Tinnitus is a significant problem for our members around the world and unfortunately we are seeing an increase in the condition amongst veterans who served in recent conflicts," Mr. Bergtun said.
"The World Veterans Federation supports approved technology which can bring relief to the lives of our members who are experiencing tinnitus," he said.
Clinical studies for the Antinitus patches conducted by Karolinska Trial Alliance in Stockholm, Sweden and the Sickla Ear, Nose and Throat Centre in Sweden, demonstrate that scientists are on the right path to treating tinnitus.
In one such clinical trial, reduction in tinnitus severity was achieved by 50% of people at end of the 3-week treatment period, and by 90% at a follow-up assessment 4 weeks after the end of therapy.
According to Akloma Tinnitus CEO, Mr. Tommy Rönngren, veterans can avail of a substantial discount on the revolutionary tinnitus relief product when they order through the Antinitus online shop and securely submit their name, rank and country of service.
"While there is no definitive cure for tinnitus, the Antinitus patches can certainly facilitate management and provide significant relief for veterans and indeed members of the public who suffer from this debilitating condition," Mr. Rönngren said.
Active-duty or retired service members who suffer from tinnitus simply need to visit the Antinitus online shop at http://www.antinitus.com to order a 21-day treatment pack.
SOURCE Antinitus AB