The Alleviate Integrative Tinnitus Therapy Program was developed by Dr. Brian Worden after encountering thousands of patients in clinical practice suffering from intrusive tinnitus. Dr. Worden spent most of his childhood in Northern California. He attended the University of California, San Diego for his undergraduate studies and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He then moved back to Northern California to attend medical school at the University of California, San Francisco. He extended his medical school studies so that he could spend one year performing research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland through a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Upon graduation from medical school, he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then completed a five-year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat) at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics, training under some of the most well-known ear specialists in the world. Since 2009, he has been a practicing Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist) in Southern California.