MicroTransponder: Latest News and Research

Discussion in 'Research News' started by erik, Jul 3, 2012.

    1. MissionForTheCure
      Woot

      MissionForTheCure Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2009
      Yes received an email about 3 weeks ago saying:

      Tinnitus Clinical Trial - Now Open for Enrollment in U.S.

      MicroTransponder is pleased to announce that its U.S. Tinnitus Clinical Trial is now open for enrollment. The 30-patient study is being supported by the
      National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

      3 sites are currently enrolling patients in this study and a 4th site will begin shortly.

      The 3 sites currently enrolling patients are in:
      1) Buffalo, New York
      2) Dallas, Texas
      3) Iowa City, Iowa

      We are seeking patients that live within a 200 mile radius of those cities for participation in this trial.

      Interested patients should visit the clinical trial website for additional information on the therapy as well as links to signing up at each individual site. The website is:

      www.tinnitustrial.com


      For those of you who live more than 200 miles away from the current trial sites or outside the U.S. - We are planning additional clinical trials in the EU, U.S., and other parts of the world as well. We also plan to seek approval in Europe to be able to offer our therapy to all patients that are currently seeking a treatment for tinnitus.

      If you want information on additional clinical trials and future updates - please visit this NEW TINNITUS FORM Note - This is a different list from our general "Tinnitus Update List".

      Thank you to each of you that has expressed your support for our research over the past few years. The process to develop an implantable device and begin clinical trials is time consuming, difficult, and requires a great deal of financial resources. We know how devastating it is to live with tinnitus and have been working for the past 6 years as quickly as we are able to bring the Serenity System therapy into the clinic. We expect that our U.S. clinical results will be favorable, as they were in our 10 patient study in Europe; and the next step would be to make the therapy commercially available in Europe and the U.S. for those who suffer from tinnitus. Please check our websitewww.microtransponder.com for news and updates. We will also continue to send out information via the current Tinnitus Update List when we have news to share.

      -the MicroTransponder management team
       
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    2. lapidus

      lapidus Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Is the Microtransponder same as the VNS stuff? Why are there two threads about this? I'm confused.
       
    3. t-man
      Suicidal

      t-man Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      One utilizes the vagus nerve, the other just sticks to your face.
       
    4. Mpt

      Mpt Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Pasted the below from trial results... do these changes in MML seem really high, am i missing something here?

      The average drop in MML for all patients was 12.33 dB immediately
      after the treatment and 14.17 dB for the follow-up (see Fig. 3).
      Patients in the no-drug group showed a mean decrease of 18.8 dB,
      whereas patients in the drug group showed a decrease of 4.25 dB
      immediately after the treatment. Four out of five patients (80% of
      patients) in the no-drug group had a clinically meaningful decrease
      in the MML (26.7 dB decrease). These patients continued to maintain
      the benefit of the therapy in the long term (29 dB decrease)
      suggesting that the beneficial effects of VNS are long lasting. For the
      follow-up, patients in the no-drug group had a decrease of 12.75 dB,
      whereas patients in the drug group had an increase of 2.25 dB. For
      patient 004, no MML was obtained.
       
    5. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      So basically if your on an anti
      Depressant this wont work as good? I would be curious if someone did this while on no drugs, get a decrease then start a drug few monthes after.. Would it make the T flare back up? No one knows but id like to find that out.
       
    6. xmierce

      xmierce Member

      Location:
      Buford, Georgia
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      The wording is unclear. That final statement for the follow up state the no-drug group had a decrease of 12.75 DB. Is that total from the base or in addition to the previous decreases?
       
    7. gary
      Transparent

      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
    8. lapidus

      lapidus Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
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    9. tomytl
      Grumpy

      tomytl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10 Years
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Does someone know if the invasive procedure is risky? Will it happend under general anesthetic or local?
      It looks like something more complex.
       
    10. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      It involves your brain. So yes, I am sure there will be some risk.

      However, I did inquire about the trial, as I have family in Dallas. They told me I didn't qualify because I have a piece of metal in my brain, to clip off a ruptured aneurysm.
       
    11. Erlend
      Question it

      Erlend Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scandinavia
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2013
      Cba to dig through the thread as im on mobile; this is only for tonal t right?
       
    12. Dubbyaman
      Angry

      Dubbyaman Member Advocate

      Location:
      Northern Indiana
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Excessive loud noise
      Where are the results for the VNS therapy trial? They said updates on how it went would be in late in 2015. Well it's almost 2016. Very interested to see how it went.
       
    13. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      It started
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck
      I don't think @J. Wing had good luck with it as I read on another forum. I heard nothing other than that. I was a little too far away from Iowa City to be involved in the trial.
       
    14. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Will VNS remove the noise? It better:banghead:
       
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    15. Mikeywill860

      Mikeywill860 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      9/2015
    16. Aaron123

      Aaron123 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      00/0000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Irrelevant
    17. nills
      Barefooter

      nills Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      for 6 it was a positive outcome, 4 of them no changes ... they did discover that the 4 people with no results were taking or had taken medicins before the trail ... so best to keep your hands of meds for a while before you would try this.
       
    18. lapidus

      lapidus Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      If I remember correctly they were on meds during the trial. Not just before.
       
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    19. Silvio Sabo
      Pooptoast

      Silvio Sabo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Gothenburg, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise - I think
      Yes I have read that too. The medications were of the kind that could effect brain plasticity. I'm guessing anti-depressants of some kind.
       
    20. Jason_Cohen

      Jason_Cohen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      There's a small update on the main page of http://www.microtransponder.com/

      It says:

      Note: We are in the process of updating this entire website. Check back in a few weeks to see the new site with additional information on our tinnitus therapy.
       
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    21. monacco

      monacco Member

      Location:
      forte Antoine .monaco
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      anknown
      It seems that they have a good news to bring us
       
    22. Jason_Cohen

      Jason_Cohen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Hopefully. Also, if you check http://www.willrosellini.com/ the first post states that there is going to be another study soon. So, I would think that means they had good results.
       
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    23. monacco

      monacco Member

      Location:
      forte Antoine .monaco
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      anknown
      who knows maybe they are planning to do another version more effective ?
       
    24. Jason_Cohen

      Jason_Cohen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      A small update. I emailed Dr. Kilgard about the status of the results from the second clinical trial and when the third clinical trial would be announced. He said the paper for the results is currently being written, and that there is no set date for the third trial, but the FDA has already approved the design.
       
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    25. Jason_Cohen

      Jason_Cohen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Another update. I received an email this morning which lead me to a new site with information that will be moved over to microtransponder.com.

      The main page: http://dev-microt.pantheonsite.io/

      If you choose United States/English it simply says the device is not yet available in the US and that there will be additional clinical trials, but other than that there is no new information.

      If you choose Europe/English, there is some new information: http://dev-microt.pantheonsite.io/en-gb/tinnitus/patients/how-it-works

      On this page you can watch a video from a man who, I assume, participated in the second clinical trial. He seems to describe his tinnitus as very loud (military/firefighter) and he goes on to say the therapy reduced his tinnitus by half: http://dev-microt.pantheonsite.io/en-gb/tinnitus/patients/videos

      On this page, there is some information about the results from the second trial. It only gives results based off of the patients THI, but I'm sure there will be information about the reduction in the minimum masking levels in the official report, like there was in the first one: http://dev-microt.pantheonsite.io/en-gb/tinnitus/physicians/clinical-experiences
       
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    26. monacco

      monacco Member

      Location:
      forte Antoine .monaco
      Tinnitus Since:
      29/09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      anknown
      Any one know how much does it cost ?
       
    27. Jason_Cohen

      Jason_Cohen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      I didn't find anything, but if you scroll down there is a "Contact Us" option where you can send them a message and ask.
       
    28. Christian78
      Alone

      Christian78 Member

      Location:
      Gothenburg
      Tinnitus Since:
      (Sep 2013)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      progressive tinnitus, time of expiring in next 3-6 months
      Still one has to know there is no garantee this will help. Best is I think to to EEG loreta 32 or 64 but 32 is ok, to see where in brain t is localised....

      then after doing tests continue toward advisable goal
       
    29. Jason_Cohen

      Jason_Cohen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      The same can be said about any treatment for tinnitus.

      I'm interested to see what they say about the people that didn't have clinically meaningful results. In the first trial, it was people who were on antidepressants or similar medications. Maybe they found out something new in this trial.
       
    30. SteveToHeal
      Insomnious

      SteveToHeal Member

      Location:
      Unknown
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I listened to the video of the ex-infantryman who has had the procedure done... his t reduced by half after a couple of months of therapy using the device. He says his t is way less bothersome and "it literally has given me my life back" ....music to my ears. What any chronic t sufferer wants to hear.

      If the procedure was available here in South Africa i'd get it done if I could afford it.
       
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