Lenire — Bimodal Stimulation Treatment by Neuromod

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    1. Bob90
      Spooky

      Bob90 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

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      Thank you. I'll take a look at their thread myself a bit later. Most of my focus has been on Lenire, for obvious reasons, but some have said in this thread that the other 2 devices coming are more promising.

      I'm right there with you in that I would like these devices widely available as soon as possible. While I consider the tinnitus I have now to be manageable, there's always the possibility of it becoming... unmanageable.
       
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    2. ruud1boy

      ruud1boy Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

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      An enthusiastic youth
      Surely the question should be 'does it work?'
       
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    3. antonio77

      antonio77 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
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      Hi GlennS. I have seen that you have had tinnitus since 1992, I have had it since 1991 (I hope they give me some prize for antiquity), but I also just saw that you are 49 years old, do you know how old I am? 49.

      My tinnitus has increased several times in these 28 years. I have never heard if intense physical exertion increases tinnitus. For me, no doubt. A few weeks ago I went back up for intense physical effort, and it still hasn't come down, I'm afraid it will stay that way.

      I follow you because you have a lot in common with me, if you do well Lenire, surely me too.
       
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    4. DaveFromChicago

      DaveFromChicago Member

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      Headcold/Flu
      Given the appalling pervasiveness and desperate need to remedy this condition, I cannot believe that all sorts of Venture Capitalist Consortiums are not aware of and exerting their influence to locate the most expeditious Agency for marketing some version of this Trigeminal Nerve/Sound Therapy.

      (After all, how was I able to easily avail myself of Desyncra; how was a device that was so useless for me passed through the FDA Approval Pipeline sooner than 12/2016?).
       
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    5. GlennS

      GlennS Member Podcast Patron

      Tinnitus Since:
      1992
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      Loud music
      I canceled my November appointment. I will try it if the user reports improve between now and when it arrives in the US.
       
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    6. Bndsmheowqhe

      Bndsmheowqhe Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
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      Loud noise exposure
      My gut instincts about the Neuromod situation appear to be (by your words) more credible with every passing week.

      Why don't we circle back to this discussion in another year and see if I was at least pointing in the right direction.
       
    7. GlennS

      GlennS Member Podcast Patron

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      1992
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      Loud music
      True, but if your gut instincts about Neuromod are validated it doesn't necessarily mean Susan Shore's going to be our savior.
       
    8. Bndsmheowqhe

      Bndsmheowqhe Member

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      2016
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      Loud noise exposure
      She's the next logical vessel of hope. Personally, I have the most faith in the University of Minnesota device as being the highest caliber of the three but the release of an actual device by them seems uncertain. Shore seems to fit somewhere in between the other two in terms of possibility of coming to market and overall potential efficacy.
       
    9. Demigod

      Demigod Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2019
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      Virus infection of inner ear
      People keep on repeating the same arguments against (and for, but mainly against) Lenire for the last many pages.

      Just a word of advice, you repeating the same arguments does not help anybody, it just becomes tiring. You have been heard and your opinion has been recorded, please let us keep this thread for what it should be, posting information regarding Lenire.
       
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    10. DaveFromChicago

      DaveFromChicago Member

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      01/2014
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      Headcold/Flu
      To Harley:

      Thanks for the Good Question response.

      I recall that when I finished with Desyncra, I asked the audiologist (whose office was in the most expensive part of Downtown Chicago) how many other patients she had actually signed up during this 36 week period. She said that, including myself, a total of nine.

      "Nine?", I gasped; given the pervasiveness of this condition and us being in the third largest city in the USA, that's all?

      Also, many prospective patients in that part of Chicago would have easily had the disposable income to afford this without insurance coverage.

      She further admitted that there were numerous appointments made that were either cancelled at the last minute or no-shows.

      I had to conclude that the skepticism about it's effectiveness was the cause of this lack of participation.

      I believe there were only two other audiologists in our heavily populated Metropolitan area that also offered this, and it is difficult to imagine how profitable such a venture could be with this low response.

      I wonder if other Venture Capitalist Consortiums are aware of the above and are taking a wait-and-see approach to the real paid-for patient responses to Lenire and similar therapies.
       
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    11. linearb
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      I have been saying since I was in that trial that no one should be expecting Shore to be their savior, because by their own explicit admission to me, "if we can get a device to market which can substantially reduce tinnitus in a significant minority of people, say 25%, we'd consider that a huge win".

      I would also consider it a huge win, but it'd leave 75% of people out in the rain for the moment.

      Rule number one of tech culture is, don't put faith in vaporware.
       
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    12. Dizzyhead888

      Dizzyhead888 Member Benefactor

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      So Lenire and University of Michigan device stimulate the same nerve? Who can confirm?

      If they do, then that's not promising... if you don't get benefit from Lenire, you probably won't from University of Michigan.
       
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    13. Harley

      Harley Member

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      Considering all the dubious tinnitus devices, that have hit the market in the past, the wait-and-see approach is probably the logical result of tinnitus sufferers getting scammed over and over again by predatory entrepreneurs, whom could sense their desperation.

      I feel that the tinnitus community is currently experiencing some big trust issues because of all this and of course those lessons are not lost on the Capitalist Consortiums, whom will not part with their money very easily.

      Just for the record, I don't think that Lenire is a scam.
      Bimodal stimulation is real and eventually it will most likely set us free, but there are some bugs that they need to work out first (as with any new emerging technology).
       
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    14. DaveFromChicago

      DaveFromChicago Member

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      A highly rated ENT Doctor I saw also felt that this bimodal stimulation showed serious promise (but as you indicated, was still in the stage of relative infancy).
       
    15. alex1975

      alex1975 Member

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      Las Vegas
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      January 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced
      Yes, they both stimulate the trigeminal nerve. Lenire does it via the tongue and Shore’s does it around the neck or ears depending on if you can make it fluctuate with your neck muscles.

      Perhaps they’re different due to patents...

      The only difference I see is the tone that is played in your ears: Lenire’s is a sound customized to you and Shore’s matches your tinnitus.
       
    16. F-u-T

      F-u-T Member

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      10/2018
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      Acoustic Trama
      Bimodal stimulation is all about the timing and sequencing of stimulation. If Lenire and University of Michigan's device are stimulating the same nerve but using different timings, then they would have different effects. You may get worsening from Lenire but improvement from University of Michigan's device due to their timing differences.
       
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    17. Aubie

      Aubie Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

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      Does anyone know if you must be able to match your tinnitus pitch exactly to use Dr. Shore’s device? What about Lenire? Does matching mean you can isolate the exact pitch you hear?
       
    18. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      How did you qualify for Lenire if you have had tinnitus since 1992?
      Isn’t 10 years top mark they will accept?
       
    19. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

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      That limit was only for the clinical trial.
       
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    20. Mentos

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      Does this mean that Dr. Shore's device is for tonal tinnitus only?
       
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    21. Dizzyhead888

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      I don't know about the scientific impact of the timing and sequence so I can't comment. My gut feeling is that it's not that important. You are sending electric signals through the nerve to calm it down.
       
    22. Daniel Lion
      Ape-like

      Daniel Lion Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Your gut feeling is wrong, timing and sequence are crucial.
       
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    23. acute
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      acute Member

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      04/2019
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      Loud music. Stress, long taking meds, Invisalign ?
      I wonder once again why it takes so long to acquire the device after the first visit.

      As @Annpann said in the Lenire User Experience thread, she had her first visit around October 12 and she will not return to pick up the device until December 17th... It's such a long time to wait and I don't understand why.

      Also, they were supposed to start contacting us in September-October for the 2020 appointments. Still no e-mail... Still waiting. There are three weeks left until October ends, we'll see what happens...

      Sorry, I don't want to be a mood-killer.
       
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    24. Harley

      Harley Member

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      The timing is everything, as success or failure is quite literally measured in milliseconds.
       
    25. GregCA
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      It's the whole point of the treatment, actually.
       
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    26. Annpann

      Annpann Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

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      I did ask why there was such a long wait and was told that there was a high demand for the device. I asked about cancellations to bring the date forward and they said there are very very few cancellations.
       
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    27. Dizzyhead888

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      I am not disagreeing, but what's your source? Why do you think so?

      I fail to fathom how milliseconds of difference in an electric signal would change calming the nerve.
       
    28. Harley

      Harley Member

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      Honestly I don't think I can produce a link and I don't have much energy to look for one either, but I remember reading about the importance of precise timing on several occasions.
      Maybe someone can confirm this?

      The whole concept in a nutshell is something like this:

      Imagine that an orchestra is playing music, while all of a sudden someone in the audience starts banging trash can lids against each other in a rhythm that is slightly different from the rhythm of the orchestra.
      This will lead to confusion and the orchestra will start playing out of sync, possibly even come to a grinding halt.

      Now imagine that this orchestra is tinnitus and the guy in the audience banging the trash can lids is the bimodal stimulation.

      Conversely, if the guy banging the trash can lids happens to actually sync with the orchestra, it could quite possibly make the tinnitus that much stronger (if you understand my analogy attempt).

      So yes, timing is crucial.
      This is why I question Lenire's choice to use Bluetooth headphones, knowing that this will make the signal timing less reliable.
      This could be quite possibly the reason why some Lenire users are experiencing "disimprovements" in their tinnitus.
       
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    29. Daniel Lion
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      Think about how fast your brain works... that’s less than milliseconds.
       
    30. Hazel
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      Dearest members,

      Last Tuesday I recorded our podcast interview with Dr. Ross O'Neill. It went very well. Many of the questions posted in this thread were answered, so I hope it will calm down the discussion a bit and reduce the need for speculation.

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      Please let us know what you think of the above. Our actions are always first and foremost inspired by this community, so we'll take our cue from you guys.

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