Treating Tinnitus with Sound Therapy: A Novel Approach in S-Tones

Tinnitus can be a debilitating condition that rarely has a medical or surgical treatment option.  In many cases, hearing aids or sound therapy can benefit a patient.  Sound therapy has existed as a treatment option for decades with a number of fully integrated approaches such as Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) or Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM) combining sound generation devices with appropriate counseling and education. 

A new type of sound therapy is available in the SoundCure Serenade.  The Serenade makes use of S-Tones, a custom fit amplitude modulated tone that is designed to work softer than traditional maskers.  This webinar will review the history of S-Tones and the neural principles that researchers believe lead to their effectiveness, as well as the total approach to sound therapy and how patients can find relief through habituation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the waveform of an S-Tone.
  • Analyze the neural effect of S-Tone, specifically describing the effect of modulation rate.
  • Define hypermonitoring.
About the speaker

Jeff Carroll, Ph.D
Director, Clinical Services and Engineering
SoundCure, Inc.

Jeff Carroll, PhD, is currently the Director of Clinical Services and Engineering for SoundCure, Inc. He was the founding Director of the Tinnitus Treatment Center at the University of California, Irvine, and has worked with hundreds of tinnitus patients.

Dr. Carroll holds a doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine, with research in cochlear implants and tinnitus and is one of the inventors of the S-Tone technology in the SoundCure Serenade. Dr. Carroll has given invited presentations both nationally and internationally and actively participates in research.