Drug-free, handheld medical device seeks to transform the lives for millions of Americans
Columbia, S.C., July 16, 2019 — Affecting up to 20-percent of the population, nasal congestion is a common phenomenon that plagues millions everyday and is estimated to have a financial impact costing Americans more than $6 billion, annually, in overall health expenditures, productivity and lost wages. Nasal congestion, sinus congestion, and ‘stuffiness’ has historically been an ailment that most sufferers simply cannot find a solution for long-term relief. Doctors and researchers in South Carolina have teamed up to create a new product that provides the sound solution for congestion relief, the SinuSonic.
Richard K. Bogan, MD, and David Lewis, longtime South Carolina-based partners in sleep-science health ventures since 1994, invented the SinuSonic in 2017. The idea for SinuSonic started after Dr. Bogan’s realization that humming positively impacted his own nasal congestion After exhaustive research, initial clinical trials, prototype development and product design – including work with Clemson University’s Biomedical Engineering Department and with seven seniors’ capstone projects in the Biomedical and Electrical Engineering Departments at University of South Carolina – the SinuSonic is ready for the market and now available for purchase on www.SinuSonic.com.
Healthy Humming, LLC., the parent company of the SinuSonic, is a SCRA (South Carolina Research Authority) Client Company of its entrepreneurial program, “SC Launch.” Client Companies receive mentoring and support services and may also be eligible for grants, matching funds and investments. Chartered in 1983 by the State of South Carolina as a public, non-profit corporation, SCRA fosters South Carolina's Innovation Economy by supporting entrepreneurs, enabling academic research and its commercialization, and connecting industry to innovators.
This patents-pending device utilizes the application of gentle acoustic vibrations and light resistant pressure to naturally help provide congestion relief. In an easy-to-use, disposable handheld device, SinuSonic provides an option for those suffering from nasal and/or sinus congestion and stuffiness to finally find relief without the need for prescription and over-the-counter drugs, messy and uncomfortable nasal irrigators or rinses, or costly surgeries.
“Working with some of the top ENT doctors in the country, including here in South Carolina, we developed the SinuSonic on the idea that a better solution should be available for everyone who suffers from congestion,“ said David Lewis, co- founder and inventor of SinuSonic. “Many have tried everything available and just can’t get relief. And through our early clinical studies, seeing the faces of our trial subjects and the immediate sense of relief they express has been very exciting. We look forward to sharing SinuSonic with all who suffer from nasal congestion in the coming months.”
With an MSRP at $49.95, SinuSonic can be purchased online at www.SinuSonic.com. Each device is easy to use and lasts for up to 60 days or 500 minutes. Users simply hold the device’s nasal mask to their nose and press the device’s trigger button to activate a gentle acoustic vibration. By breathing in and out through the device, users experience light resistance and an oscillating ‘flutter’ pressure as they exhale. The simple combination of sound and pressure has been shown to relieve nasal congestion.
The SinuSonic’s first study examined patients with chronic nasal congestion and demonstrated a clinical improvement in nasal congestion and airway conductivity. Currently a larger clinical trial is underway at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, whose Ear, Nose and Throat clinic is nationally ranked by the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Rankings.
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Founded in Columbia, South Carolina, and born through the research and partnerships of Richard K. Bogan, MD and David J. Lewis, SinuSonic is the first-ever nasal congestion relief device to use acoustic vibrations to help provide nasal congestion relief. SinuSonic is designed in the USA with parts molded in the USA and assembled in an FDA-registered facility in Columbia, South Carolina. For more information and see instructional videos, visit www.sinusonic.com.