STOCKHOLM, December 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Cutting-edge technology gives new hope for millions of tinnitus sufferers
RELIEF is on the way for sufferers of tinnitus - an uncontrollable ringing in the ears - as Swedish scientists launch a pioneering new treatment for the condition.
The Antinitus® patch is EU approved* and clinically proven, giving hope to the estimated 10% of the world's population suffering with tinnitus.
This first-in-class medical device patch has been ten years in development by scientists from Akloma Tinnitus AB in Stockholm, Sweden, resulting in the proprietary Aklo®matrix technology found inside every Antinitus product.
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.
Although underlying problems can trigger tinnitus, from loud noise, infections and high blood pressure, in most cases the cause is unknown and no cure has been found.
"Many tinnitus sufferers become frustrated by the lack of serious treatment options and are often told nothing can be done," says Mr. Tommy Ronngren, Chief Executive of Akloma Tinnitus AB.
But now clinical studies for the Antinitus patches conducted at the Karolinska Institute 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 the end of the three-week treatment period, and by 90% at a follow-up assessment four weeks after the end of therapy.
In another study 100 patients took part. Patients were required to have suffered from tinnitus for at least four weeks before the start of the study.
Treatment with the Antinitus patch for three weeks resulted in a significant decrease in the TSQ* scores from baseline, (P < 0.01). The TSQ score remained decreased at follow-up four weeks after the end of treatment indicating relief from the tinnitus burden.
Dr. Peter Åhnblad, MD, ENT Senior Consultant Head of Stockholm-Sickla Ear, Nose and Throat Center, Sweden added: "The Antinitus patch is a product that can ultimately give tinnitus patients a more lasting relief of their symptoms."
The treatment is now widely available and proving to be hugely popular through the Antinitus online shop, http://www.antinitus.com.
* Tinnitus severity questionnaire.
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SOURCE Akloma Tinnitus AB