Tinnitus can be a real burden for the soul and body. This disturbing noise can occur in the cochlea on the auditory nerve or in the brain. In some cases, the origin can not be located. Most fail then the established therapies. Many patients then try their luck in alternative methods of scientific medicine and are often even more disappointed afterwards because the effect is absent.
This is where Tinnitus Patchwork Therapy (TPATCH) comes in, which KOPFZENTRUM has carefully developed over the past few years. The method relies on the pattern of a coordinated "reset", a "resetting the Hörbahn". Thus, TPATCH includes the most promising approaches of modern treatment guidelines * and builds on the experience of the KOPFZENTRUM Tinnitus Center:
Creating the best possible environment for the sensory cells (hair cells) in the cochlea
Activation of signal transmission in the nerves, especially the auditory nerve
Presentation of a phase-optimized sound pattern in the form of a noise carpet based on the "coordinated reset" *
Treatment is for 2 consecutive days
Day 1: Injection of 100 mg (2 ml) prednisolone into the middle ear under endoscopic control of the round window (ITSI) in local anesthesia (LA); Time required approx. 2 hours. A sick leave of more than 5 days is recommended.
Day 2: infusion of an active ingredient mixture (IVI), 250 ml solution for infusion of a licensed medicine in own production and presentation of the noise carpet for a total of 20 minutes via headphones.
Please note that this noise carpet sometimes contains very succinct tones and tone sequences. These are quite melodic, but not necessarily a pleasant music.
* Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2016 Dec 19. A multidisciplinary systematic review of the treatment for chronic idiopathic tinnitus. Zenner HP1, Delb W2, Kröner-Herwig B3, Jäger B4, Peroz I5, Hesse G6, Mazurek B7, Goebel G8, Gerloff C9, Trollmann R10, Biesinger E11, Seidler H12, Langguth B13.
HNO. 2015 Jun;63(6):419-27. doi: 10.1007/s00106-015-0011-z.
On the interdisciplinary S3 guidelines for the treatment of chronic idiopathic tinnitus. Zenner HP1, Delb W, Kröner-Herwig B, Jäger B, Peroz I, Hesse G, Mazurek B, Goebel G, Gerloff C, Trollmann R, Biesinger E, Seidler H, Langguth B
BMC Neurol. 2016 Mar 17;16:38. doi: 10.1186/s12883-016-0558-7. Clinical trial on tonal tinnitus with tailor-made notched music training. Stein A1, Wunderlich R1,2, Lau P1, Engell A1, Wollbrink A1, Shaykevich A3, Kuhn JT4, Holling H4, Rudack C5, Pantev C6.