Lenire — Bimodal Stimulation Treatment by Neuromod

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by Tinnitus Talk, Apr 20, 2019.

    1. Ruse
      No Mood

      Ruse Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL & TMJ
      Just signed up as a Patreon to kickstart this (not sure if anyone else has done so yet).

      Seems more than reasonable to me.

      If you can't find 20 people to donate $2 a month then that would be incredibly sad / disappointing for the amount of time and work that goes into all of this.
       
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    2. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
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      Otosclerosis
      Watch Susan Shore's presentation on bimodal stimulation. It's explained there.
       
    3. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

      Location:
      CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      U.S. Army/Field Artillery Veteran
      Susan Shore explains that the sound before electrical stimulation depresses the hyperactivity while electrical stimulation with a sound afterwards increases it.
       
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    4. F-u-T

      F-u-T Member

      Location:
      AZ USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trama
      Read this article:

      https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/10/422/eaal3175

      It is the combination of electrical stimulation and auditory stimulation to the DCN in the brain that affects the hyperactive (tinnitus causing) fusiform cells. The timings and durations of these two stimulations either calm or further excite the hyperactive fusiform cells.

      Here is an important part of the research article:

      “Six bimodal intervals were studied (sound preceding electrical stimulus by 5, 10, or 20 ms or electrical stimulus preceding sound by 5, 10, or 20 ms) in a separate series in a randomized order; physiological measurements preceded and followed each series (see table S1 for STDP learning rule types across unit/unit pairs). To quantify synchronous firing, we measured peak cross-correlation coefficients between spontaneous spike trains from fusiform cell pairs. In one representative unit pair, the peak cross-correlation coefficient decreased after auditory-preceding-somatosensory stimulation (−10-ms interval) but increased after somatosensory-preceding-auditory stimulation (10-ms interval).“

      In simple terms: Sound before shock by -5 ms or -10 ms calms fusiform cells making tinnitus lower. Sound after shock by 5 ms or 10 ms excited fusiform cells making tinnitus worse.

      That is why the timing is crucial. That is why Bluetooth latency of just milliseconds could be the difference from making tinnitus better or worse. That is why one device could be better than the other.
       
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    5. Helheim
      Stressed

      Helheim Member Podcast Patron

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection
      Well, if the podcast is going to be audio only I won't be able to listen to it (I can't really focus on audio alone anymore due to tinnitus, there has to be video) but I figure you guys deserve a little support, even though I'm broke as hell.

      Let's do this.

      Will there be a transcript? I can't listen, but I can read the podcast if there's one.
       
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    6. Autumnly
      Wishful

      Autumnly Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      July/August 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Yes, there are always transcripts for each podcast episode.

      Bildschirmfoto 2019-10-14 um 13.57.34.png
       
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    7. Bartoli

      Bartoli Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009,worsened 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      In the study they used 5 ms increments, for need of a protocol. This seems arbitrarily chosen. They might be able to tweak the treatment and investigate if smaller increments yield better results. I am surprised the timing is so crucial, as I read somewhere humans can only detect latency of 6 ms or greater (according to Yamaha).
       
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    8. ruud1boy

      ruud1boy Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      Huddersfield, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      Mild since 2006. Severe since late 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      An enthusiastic youth
      I'm in as well. I don't really have much to offer in the way of skills - unless anyone needs consumer debt counselling / advice ;) - so I'll offer hard cash instead.
       
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    9. EDDTEKK

      EDDTEKK Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Posted today via LinkedIn:

      Looking forward to our Chief Scientific Officer, Prof. Hubert Lim’s presentation “Long-term benefits with combined sound and trigeminal nerve stimulation for the treatment of tinnitus” at EUHA 2019 in Nuremberg Germany this week.

      64th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians
       
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    10. Hazel
      Dreaming

      Hazel Director Staff Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one-sided hearing loss (of unknown origin)
      First of all, a big thank you for wanting to support us! Especially considering you don't have much yourself :thankyousign:

      And to answer your question, yes we always create transcripts of our podcast episodes. These are done by @Liz Windsor.
       
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    11. AliceW

      AliceW Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma - loud noise
      Any updates from users approaching the end of Lenire treatment?
       
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    12. Ivkopivko
      Speechless

      Ivkopivko Member Podcast Patron

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      don't know, probably motorsport + headphones for last years
      I don't think so. If there was something to report, or people were experiencing some meaningful improvement - they would probably be more than happy to spread the great news already.

      I hope I'm soooo wrong!
       
    13. jmasterj
      No Mood

      jmasterj Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
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      Acoustic?
      I know that @Clare B said her results came some time after she ended the treatment. I know at least one user here was asked to continue the treatment for 18 weeks. I would guess it would be early next year when we get some true reports/results.
       
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    14. Aubie

      Aubie Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

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      2019
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      I just signed up as a Patreon.

      Thank you for your dedication and efforts.

      Looking forward to the upcoming podcast.
       
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    15. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

      Location:
      CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      U.S. Army/Field Artillery Veteran
      I'm looking forward to updates from the users. As in if those seeing benefits are still seeing them or those that didn't see much benefit still haven't seen any.
       
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    16. Cojackb
      Fine

      Cojackb Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
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      Unknown
      I've got my final appointment on Friday which will mark the end of my treatment. I've yet to notice any improvement in my tinnitus and have run this by the Neuromod team late last week. I even discussed whether it was worth attending the final appointment or whether it was more of a formality.

      They were very quick to respond and assured me these kind of results / responses to treatment is nothing they haven't already seen in both private and trial patients. They also went on to say the final appointment is equally as important as they need to make further adjustments to the stimulation program on the device.

      I will be asking questions around whether they advise taking a break from the treatment or to continue and for how long, so will report back when I've returned.
       
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    17. AliceW

      AliceW Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma - loud noise
      @Cojackb

      I also have my appointment on Friday at 2:30 pm.

      Will you be there?
       
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    18. DaveFromChicago

      DaveFromChicago Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headcold/Flu
      To Cojackb:

      If this is a final appointment, and you've run through the designated number of weeks, why do they still require a "final adjustment"?

      Also, just what did they mean by "this (lack of response) is nothing that they have'nt seen before"?

      I hope they mean that:
      1) You may have to extend this for more weeks until they find the exact sound/calibration , or
      2) An improvement, although not at present, may be eventually, retroactively experienced.
      Otherwise, I frankly do not know how to apply a positive interpretation on this.

      Thanks very much for this report. Please let us know the outcome of this Friday meeting.
       
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    19. Cojackb
      Fine

      Cojackb Member Benefactor

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      01/2019
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      Unknown
      My appointment is at 11:15, I imagine I'll be back at the airport by 2:30 but I may be able to hang around at the clinic for a while.

      What time are you due to arrive?
       
    20. jmasterj
      No Mood

      jmasterj Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic?
      I thought you all might find this quote interesting from the Neuromod website and their TENT-A2 study.

      "We thank Dr. Susan Shore (Professor, University of Michigan, USA) and Dr. Rebecca Dewey (Research Fellow, University of Nottingham, UK) for their time and expertise in reviewing our TENT-A2 study protocol paper as part of the journal’s peer review process and improving its scientific rigour and clarity for publication."

      Source
       
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    21. Cojackb
      Fine

      Cojackb Member Benefactor

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      01/2019
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      Unknown
      Good questions.

      I can only comment on the small discussions I've had with Neuromod about my final appointment but from what they said, the final follow up, like the others will still consist of an adjustment to timings. I assume, like the other adjustments this is to maximize the potential benefits from the treatment (as seen in their trials).

      Regarding the comments from Neuromod around having seen this behaviour before. They were indicating that other patients had gotten to similar points in their treatment programs in both private and trial conditions with similar results. They then went on to say that this certainly did NOT classify me as a "non-responder" and that positive results have been seen at the later stages of treatment and onward.

      Basically I'm not down and out just because we're approaching 12 weeks with no changes. They're not at all concerned about my progress and it's something they can and have dealt with.

      We're all wired differently, we'll all respond differently and I'll certainly persist until the point I feel like I'm flogging a dead horse.
       
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    22. Ruse
      No Mood

      Ruse Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

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      03/2019
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      NIHL & TMJ
      I think the future of this will be more targeted / personalised treatment as Dr. Ross mentions in the first Q&A video.

      Hang in there Cojackb! Disappointing that you’ve had no improvement though I suspect a fair few will get some relief with different settings after the 12 weeks.
       
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    23. LostOutWest
      Talkative

      LostOutWest Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi all - does anyone know if Neuromod is booking new appointments at all during this time? I know they are compiling a waitlist, but it's unclear if they are actively working it, or just compiling. Thank you!
       
    24. acute
      Depressed

      acute Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music. Stress, meds, Invisalign ?
      They are doing nothing. I do not understand why it is so difficult for them to contact people for the 2020 appointments. People are suffering, and even without satisfactory results published here about Lenire we still want to give them our money and try the treatment.

      Why is it so hard to give us a date by now? They said they would start contacting us by email in September - October. I can see that October is ending and still nothing.
       
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    25. AliceW

      AliceW Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma - loud noise
      @Cojackb

      I will probably arrive at the clinic at 2:00 pm. If you are at the clinic at that time, keep me updated.
       
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    26. DaveFromChicago

      DaveFromChicago Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headcold/Flu
      To Cojackb:

      Thanks for the response.

      I believe they have every reason to be sincere about how there are often positive results after the treatment completion.

      For my purposes in trying this when it comes to Chicago, I would be interested if they have a general time range for when improvements after the treatment have usually started to occur (based on their data regarding previous patients).
       
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    27. ChrisBoyMonkey

      ChrisBoyMonkey Member Podcast Patron

      Location:
      CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      U.S. Army/Field Artillery Veteran
      It's very good to know that even if you haven't seen an improvement yet, you still might see it later on, because that's what they saw in their trials. It's very reassuring. Thank you for updating us.
       
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    28. Meiro

      Meiro Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Neuromod has released a German version of the Lenire website :)

      https://www.lenire.ie/de

      If somebody from Neuromod reads this, first of all congrats, second, tell your webdesign agency that on the German version on small mobile version 320px go to the .safety_button>a selector and change the font size to 13px, then it will not overflow the Lenire logo.

      Guten Nacht :p
       
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    29. Helheim
      Stressed

      Helheim Member Podcast Patron

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      01/2017
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      Infection
      Interesting news. Germany is somewhat closer to me than Ireland, although I'd still have to fly as it's a 11 hour car/train trip...
       
    30. Autumnly
      Wishful

      Autumnly Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      July/August 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      They are simply overwhelmed by the number of people applying for Lenire. They’re not just doing nothing.

      Hoping the manual will be available for everyone!
      Bildschirmfoto 2019-10-17 um 09.38.30.png
       
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