Are you suffering from tinnitus and looking for help?
We often receive e-mails from persons suffering from
tinnitus and asking for information. Unfortunately, TLC has no clinical
activity. Our activities are centred on research and promotion of
There are so far very few therapists performing laser tinnitus therapy.
We have linked to those clinics that we are aware of. This linking
does not mean that we endorse these clinics, although we would not
link if we did not have reasonable information about them. The lack
of therapists is the main obstacle for patients seeking this novel
therapy and through our web site and other activities we hope to improve
the awareness about this therapy.
Individual advice cannot be given on-line. The cause of the problem
must be considered first. If it is due to a long time exposure to
high levels of noise, there is one therapy. If it is a sudden acoustic
trauma yet another therapy and if it is due to muscular tension or
masticatory malfunction, well, it is yet a different therapy. Age,
duration of problem, general health must also be considered.
The only practical advice we can give is to contact a reasonably qualified
laser therapist in your area and ask him/her to study our web site.
Then you may make an attempt to treat the problem. However, the laser
in itself is no guarantee for success, the qualification of the therapist
is important. Fortunately, laser therapy of the ear has never been
showed to cause any damage, so there is no health risk involved, as
long as Class 3B lasers are used.
New article by Jan Tunér
Low level laser therapy of tinnitus - a
case for the dentist?
Links to general tinnitus sites
- general information about laser therapy
SLMS - Svenska Laser-Medicinska
Sällskapet allmän info om medcinsk laser
av muskulärt betingad tinnitus
of somatosensory tinnitus
sambandet mellan tinnitus och muskelspänningar)