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What are the Components of Widex ZEN Therapy?

Susan de Bondt, AuD

November 26, 2018

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What are the components of Widex ZEN Therapy?

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Widex's approach to tinnitus management has been a long-standing one, which encompasses four pillars of counseling, amplification, fractal tones (ZEN) and relaxation. This approach of combining these components is very different from the way many other manufacturers have designed their plan for tinnitus relief within their hearing aids. In most cases, others focus on a masking approach, whereas Widex ZEN Therapy is designed to promote habituation. Habituation is the retraining of the brain by stimulating the auditory cortex appropriately and resetting the link between the auditory cortex and the limbic system.

four pillars of counseling, amplification, fractal tones and relaxation

This Ask the Expert is an excerpt from the interview, Real Life Hearing and Tinnitus Management with EVOKE and Zen Therapy. For more information please visit: https://www.widex.pro/en/products/tinnitus-solutions or Widex Partner Page on AudiologyOnline.


susan de bondt

Susan de Bondt, AuD

Sr. Clinical Product Specialist

Susan de Bondt’s audiology experience includes the Silverstein Institute in Sarasota, Florida, fifteen years of private practice ownership/management and provision of Fee Basis Audiology services through Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in southwest Florida.  Recently she has worked in manufacturing for 10 years providing training in Government Services and Commercial sectors as well as Product Management and Audiology Team management.  Her employment with Widex began in April of 2015 as a Professional Education Manager/Clinical Product Specialist. 

Dr. de Bondt received her Master of Science Degree in Audiology from the University of South Florida and completed a Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Florida.  She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and a member of the Florida Academy of Audiology.  


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