What started out as a press announcement for a hearing aid provider that was expanding from the U.K and U.S. to Canada ended up in finding a device that offers a source of treatment for Tinnitus sufferers. I started out looking at the device called Serenade, curious if it was a device being sold under yet a different name from another vendor or something unique. A few minutes of reading told me that this was something unique.
Here are several things that caught my attention –
- FDA Approved
- Developed at the University of California by researchers looking for sounds to help Tinnitus sufferers
- Research was funded by the American Tinnitus Association
This is not just a buy and turn on device. It is programmed specifically to the needs of its user. One thing that got my attention was that it can be programmed remotely by a certified audiologist from the provider whose press announcement I read earlier in the day.
This is not a device that offers amplification, so it is not to be confused with a hearing aid. The sounds it makes are meant to be played softly, in the background, while the users engages in normal daily activity. I have reached out to the company and have requested more information. Once I have learned a little more, I hope to have the chance to be able to give the Serenade unit a test, if it is determined that I am a candidate that would benefit from using it.
For more information, you can use this link to learn more.