If you’re one of the one in ten Australians suffering from tinnitus, you’ll know all about the relentless ‘ringing in the ears’ it causes.
Tinnitus is an invisible curse affecting the mental health of people who live with it every day.
It’s known to:
- make it harder for people to get a good night’s sleep
- affect your ability to concentrate
- lead to feelings of stress and cause anxiety, even depression
Tinnitus can sound different from person to person – an incessant buzzing, a screaming kettle or a violent clanking.
However it manifests itself, tinnitus destroys the peace and quiet we all need for a happy and healthy life.
According to Tinnitus Australia, there is no known cure for tinnitus.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that there are ways of easing the problem which can give real relief to sufferers.
New app gives relief to tinnitus sufferers
I recently worked alongside the tinnitus experts at Tinnitus Treatment.
The company is run by ear, nose and throat specialist Dr John Charles Hodge. Dr Hodge and his team have developed a new app which helps people overcome the annoying symptoms of tinnitus.
“I’ve become increasingly frustrated over the years with the medical profession’s inability to successfully treat tinnitus”, explains Dr Hodge. “My goal is to provide a simple treatment for tinnitus that is user-friendly, accessible and affordable to everyone.”
The advantages of the new tinnitus app
The big advantage of the new tinnitus treatment app is that you can use it anywhere, anytime.
It’s also a cost-effective and convenient alternative to face-to-face treatment. This is especially useful for people who live in regional Australia or for those who can’t afford to visit a clinic regularly.
Like any app, you can download it easily onto any mobile device like your phone or tablet.
Does this new tinnitus treatment suit everyone?
The app has been designed to suit all sufferers of tinnitus, regardless of the cause.
You can do a quick check to see if the app will suit you by visiting the Tinnitus Treatment website here. This easy three-step process helps to match the frequency and volume (overall sound) of your tinnitus.
If you haven’t already spoken to your doctor, hearing specialist or audiologist about your tinnitus, it’s always a good idea to do this first. This will identify and exclude any reversible or serious underlying conditions that may be contributing to your tinnitus.
How the tinnitus treatment works
The treatment trains your brain to ignore your tinnitus.
It first identifies your tinnitus frequency. Then it programs a narrow band noise centred on your particular tinnitus frequency which, when played back, will train your brain to ignore your tinnitus.
The more you listen to your treatment, the better the results.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, the program:
- Tracks your listening and the results of your FiveQ.
- Analyses the results so this treatment remains tailored for you.
- Provides advice on any changes to your listening time.
- Provide you with a graph so you can track your progress.
The app costs $14.95 a month, $150 a year.
Download our Tinnitus Treatment iOS App https://apps.apple.com/au/app/tinnitustreatment/id1459947052
Download our Tinnitus Treatment Android App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pernix.a.tinnitustreatment
What do we recommend? I think this new app is worth a look and I recommend that you take a look at the website to find out more.
If you have any questions about your hearing health, please give us a call on 1300 970 558.