The Serenity System™ is being developed by MicroTransponder to treat tinnitus. The Serenity System™ pairs an existing therapy called Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) with listening to tones. VNS is approved by the FDA and has been used to treat over 60,000 patients for epilepsy and depression, but has not yet been evaluated for safety or efficacy to treat tinnitus.
The device is fully implantable and can easily be used at home. During the therapy, an individual sits in a comfortable chair and wear headphones. They listen to tones while receiving small bursts of neurostimulation, which activate the vagus nerve.
A Patient at Home Using the Serenity System™ to Treat Tinnitus How it Works