Lenire is an evidence-based treatment device proven to soothe tinnitus that can be used from the comfort of your home with assistance from qualified healthcare professionals. The device plays sounds from headphones and provides gentle pulses to the tongue via a Tonguetip, which retrains your brain and helps you pay less attention to your tinnitus.
Dr. Kimberly Abeyta and Dr. Nina Buckley-Ess at Hearing Resource Center were selected and trained to offer this exclusive treatment option as part of a limited number of providers. Specialized training is required to dispense this device and we’re happy to be able to offer this innovative treatment to our qualifying patients.
How Does Lenire Work?
Bluetooth headphones, which are provided, deliver customized sounds to activate the auditory nerve to the brain. The settings are customized by your healthcare professional.
- The Tonguetip, specifically designed to treat tinnitus, sits comfortably in the closed mouth. Tiny electrodes on the Tonguetip deliver mild and safe energy pulses to the surface of the tip of the tongue.
- A lightweight handheld device controls the timing and intensity of the treatment. You can start, pause and resume the treatment session, adjust the volume of the sound, and adjust the level of the tongue stimulation.
What Does the Research Say?
Lenire is the first device of its kind to receive a grant of approval from the FDA to treat tinnitus. This follows a large-scale clinical trial designed to meet the FDA’s requirements during which 83% of patients recommended Lenire for the treatment of tinnitus. The large-scale trial’s results were consistent with real-world evidence from 204 patients.
How Can I Get Started?
If you are highly interested in Lenire, please contact our office. We will learn more about your needs and can schedule a proper evaluation including a hearing evaluation if you do not have complete and thorough results from an audiologist valid within the past 6 months.
If it is mutually decided you are a good fit for Lenire we will schedule a Lenire fitting and the appropriate follow-ups to begin your treatment plan. Some follow-up care can be completed via phone or telehealth.