To provide a simple treatment for tinnitus that is user friendly, accessible and affordable to everyone.
This Tinnitus Treatment is essentially an acoustic
neuromodulator. It first identifies your tinnitus frequency and then
programmes a narrow band treatment sound centred on your particular tinnitus
frequency, that when played back will train your brain to ignore your
tinnitus. The more you listen to your treatment, the better the results. This uses
the same neurological process that reduces the sensation of pain when
you rub a knocked head. Young children who fall and bump their head
work out quickly that if you rub the sore spot it gets better
quicker. This treatment is the acoustic equivalent of
Everyone over the age of 18 years who has tinnitus is suitable, no matter what the underlying cause. For the treatment to work you must however be able to identify your tinnitus frequency.
Check that you can hear your frequency here.
This treatment works on your device (mobile phone, tablet or computer) and your ear/headphones, so there is no need to buy expensive equipment, become accustomed to new technology or purchase new equipment. Using ear/headphones is recommended for best results. Before you subscribe you must check if you can hear your frequency. When you subscribe you will need to save the frequency and volume of your tinnitus, and whether it affects one or both ears. The treatment then custom designs your audiological treatment program. This is then saved so you can play it at any time. We recommend that you listen for up to 2 hours a day and do not exceed 4 hours listening. You can listen in smaller blocks but ideally no less then 15 minutes at a time. You can listen to the treatment whilst performing other activities, you don't have to concentrate on your customised narrow band acoustic treatment. It really should not interfere with your daily routine. Try listening whilst gardening or sitting on the bus! Before starting treatment you will need to answer 5 simple questions (FiveQ) about how your tinnitus affects your quality of life. This will give you an overall score out of 100, the higher the score the worse your tinnitus affects you. The FiveQ questions will need to be repeated weekly to monitor your progress. Based on your FiveQ improvement and hours that you listen, we will provide feedback to fine tune your usage. Time used and FiveQ response will also be available to you in graphical form for ease of self monitoring. Additionally, a mobile app is available for Android devices, with Apple support coming soon. For other mobile devices, you can login and use the website using your, mobile browser and still have access to the treatment.
The FiveQ is a survey that you will be asked to complete on a regular basis. The first time will be when you register, and then subsequently as you progress through your treatment. The FiveQ will determine the impact that tinnitus is having on your quality of life. By completing these questions we can monitor the impact this treatment is having, and make recommendations if any changes are required. You will also be able to see your own results and track your progress.
Below are the five questions that you will be asked. You will be asked to provide a score out of 10, where 1 is "no impact" and 10 is "intense".