Tinnitus Pro : Music Therapy

Tinnitus Pro : Music Therapy

By ProMedical Audio

  • Category: Medical
  • Release Date: 2012-03-21
  • Current Version: 1.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 32.02 MB
  • Developer: ProMedical Audio
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 48 Ratings

Description

Tinnitus Pro Music Therapy is the result of scientific research undertaken by Okamoto, Stracke, Stoll and Pantev at the Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis and the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in Muenster, Germany. The research has been endorsed by the Tinnitus Research Initiative. Reduce your tinnitus while listening to your music; the scientific way! Tinnitus Pro is an easy-to-use app to help you reduce the loudness of your tinnitus tone while listening to your own iTunes music. HOW DOES THIS APP WORK? Tinnitus Pro Music Therapy is a treatment aimed at reducing the loudness of tinnitus through listening to individually tailored music. This works by stripping out the frequencies in music that correspond to an individual’s tinnitus frequency. The app identifies a one-octave band around the patient’s tinnitus frequency and removes this swath of frequencies from the music’s energy spectrum. After one year of listening to this “notched” music, patients have reported a significant reduction in the loudness of ringing compared to a group of tinnitus patients who listened to music in which frequencies were randomly removed. THE THEORY BEHIND THE APP Little is known about the mechanisms of tinnitus, but recent studies have shown it may be caused by maladaptive auditory cortex reorganization. In this situation, neurons in the auditory cortex are deprived of normal electrical input because of hearing loss. Yet the neurons don't become inactive. Instead, they are "rewired" so that they are no longer excited by the frequencies they were originally tuned to. They do, however, become sensitive to neighboring frequencies. That synchronized spontaneous neural activity may lead to tinnitus. Previous research has shown that this kind of cortical reorganization can be modified by behavioral training. This app reduces the loudness of patients' tinnitus by exposing them to music of their choice which is modified, or "notched", to contain no energy in the same frequency range as the patient's tinnitus. The idea behind this therapy is that the notched music doesn't stimulate the cortical area corresponding to the tinnitus frequency, but it still excites surrounding neurons. Therefore, the neurons that aren't stimulated are suppressed via lateral inhibitory inputs originating from surrounding neurons. The notched music could also have induced synaptic or cellular plasticity mechanisms. FEATURES - Determination of tinnitus frequency - Fine slider for exact frequency finding - White-, Pink- and Browne Noise audio files included - Time line; a perfect solution to follow the therapy results - User friendly interface - Share by twitter - and much more... DOES IT REALLY HELP ME? The research shows that the therapy has significant positive results, we can not guarantee that the therapy will work for specific cases. Please go to http://www.pnas.org/content/107/3/1207 to read the full scientific publication. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS APP.

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Reviews

  • Update for iOS 11?

    3
    By nfullard
    Will you be updating to work with iOS 11?
  • Was GREAT. No longer updated

    1
    By Bulldog232
    This was a great app. It worked well and really helped with tinnitus. Unfortunately, the developer has not updated it in 3 years and it will not even open in iOS 11. =====original review below==== Easy setup - excited to see what happens I've had tinnitus bad for about 9 years. It's constant and has gotten worse. There's been a lot of research and talking about notched sound therapy. This app was easy to setup and the ability to test per ear was great. I can't wait to see how it works over the next few months. The built in stats about how long I've listened will keep me true. ****Update**** The app keeps forgetting my sound profile. This means that certain features like tracking tinnitus level and app usage stats do NOT work. Hopefully they'll make it more stable.
  • Great app, use it all the time, too bad it won't work with iOS 11

    4
    By JimboFRSC
    This is a really good app. I like the frequency measurement tool to measure the frequency of your tinnitus ringing. When will the developer upgrade app to 64-bit so it can run on iOS 11?
  • Needs more options for music.

    3
    By lrit214
    I would use it a lot more often if it had more options. It's hard to find music with the high frequencies I need. White noise works, but I don't want to listen to just that. I have an app that lets me listen to binueral beats + ambient sounds and I can still run that in the background while I stream music. Don't know why this app couldn't work the same way.
  • Seems to be working...

    4
    By Kp slc
    I've been using the app with Bose headphones for 30 days. Averaging about 30 minutes a day. The tinnitus symptoms are less noticeable. Will continue for another 30 days to see if improvements continue.
  • Tinnitus pro

    2
    By Mark Vital
    This app does not keep stats. Keeps resetting them to zero. Should be refunded.
  • Very good at identifying frequency, bad as a music player

    3
    By Loudog3114
    I think this app has great potential, but when the whole gimic is that you can listen to your own music, then it just plays the same track over and over again, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. The shuffle button doesnt work, it just plays the same track over and over. Obviously, that gets old very quickly.
  • Mixed results

    2
    By TriedThis
    Before buying this app, know that it has not been updated in over a year. This app is easy to use and set-up, but it comes up short as a sleep aid. The ambient sounds are quite good, but they cycle and fade out every two minutes rather than maintain a constant tone.
  • Does not load my music - no response from tech support

    1
    By T-Sufferer
    The app does not use my itunes or apple music songs. This makes the app pretty useless. I tried to contact the app authors and received no response. Very frustrating as it appears that do not provide support. I am willing to change my review if we can get some support and our issue is fixed. It is a lot of money for it to not work.
  • A great benefit and sleep aid

    5
    By Dom Unique
    My advice is to keep the volume low when you do the matching of the tones and do the set up. I have been using this app for 2 years almost every day and found it to be a great sleep aid. Notched music doesn't cure tinnitus or lower the volume, but it is much more "gentle" on your ears to listen to when I use it at the gym. This app combined with a track that is just the sound of rain playing over and over with a notch when it is playing completely and gently masks my tinnitus at night . I sleep with it every night with the timer at 90 minutes or just keep it on all night. This app is not a cure but it is a great benefit when combined with white noise tracks. It's the only way I can relax.

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