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Tinnitus Frequency Detection – Science Provides Some Tips

Written by AudioNotch Team on September 30, 2012

Categories: Tinnitus

There’s a great deal of interesting research on tinnitus pitch matching – a term synonymous with tinnitus pitch detection, or “tinnitus tuning.” An important paper we’d like to bring to the attention of AudioNotch users is entitled “Comparison of manual and computer-automated procedures for tinnitus pitch-matching.” This paper has some very important lessons for those of us interested in matching our tinnitus pitch. Consider the following points culled from the paper’s abstract:
Three methods for tinnitus pitch-matching were performed in a group of 42 subjects. Two methods were computer-automated (Binary and Subject-Guided) and the third method as a traditional manual technique.

Each … Continue Reading

Will AudioNotch Work in My Sleep?

Written by AudioNotch Team on September 30, 2012

Categories: Tinnitus

We’ve received multiple queries about individuals interested in using AudioNotch while they’re sleeping. Will it work? The short answer is: there’s not enough evidence to say. The studies have only be done on conscious subjects. I’ve heard of some anecdotal evidence on forums of people indicating that Notched Sound Therapy worked in their sleep (in fact, I’ve had some positive results myself), but at this point, there isn’t enough scientific data to make the case either way. If you’re a user of AudioNotch, you may be interested in trying it as an experiment on yourself. Let us know your experience … Continue Reading

Detecting Your Tinnitus Tone: Scientific Research

Written by AudioNotch Team on September 30, 2012

Categories: Tinnitus

There are multiple methods available for detecting a user’s tinnitus tone. Detecting a user’s tinnitus tone can be done manually, with computer-aided guidance, or even with the aid of an audiologist in a sound booth in select audiology clinics. This particular study compared three alternative methods:
The most prominent pitch of tinnitus was measured in 10 subjects with sensorineural tinnitus. The pitch was determined with three different psychophysical procedures in the ear ipsilateral to the tinnitus; an Adaptive Method (Bracketing), a Method of Limits (ascending and descending), and the Method of Adjustment. Each procedure involved equating the pitch of a pure tone to the most prominent tinnitus … Continue Reading

Andy Techie Endorses AudioNotch

Written by AudioNotch Team on September 24, 2012

Andy Techie is an avid music fan and runs “The Audio Blog“:
Music from around the hood..All heard in and around Ditmas Park Brooklyn, NYC and recorded live!
On his blog, he hosts a radio show, and one of the topics he has discussed on his radio show is tinnitus.

Andy has had a very positive experience with AudioNotch, and submitted a testimonial that we’ve promoted to our site’s front page:
I have had tinnitus for many years now, and on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being unbearable pain, I went from a 9 to a 2 within in … Continue Reading

AudioNotch Review: Some of Our Positive Testimonials

Written by AudioNotch Team on September 24, 2012

Categories: Treatment Review

Although we think the scientific experiments conducted are the best evidence for the efficacy of AudioNotch, we understand that prospective customers like to see testimonials from people who have experienced a therapeutic benefit. A couple are listed as follows:
Audio Notch helped me with my tinnitus, It has a lot a variety in treating the ringing and with long term use I believe it is very beneficial at a reasonable price.

Kelly Lungull
Customers have also communicated about the ease of using the web site:

I would like to convey my overall experience regarding AudioNotch. The process of subscribing was very simple. An easy … Continue Reading

Controversy About Un-Notched White Noise in Tinnitus Treatment

Written by AudioNotch Team on September 19, 2012

There’s been a great deal of controversy about the actual utility of tinnitus maskers as a treatment for tinnitus (not as a mere coping aid, which is basically a completely subjective, non-scientific term. Our tinnitus masker is intended only for use as a coping aid). So what do you when you have conflicting evidence from multiple scientific experiments? You amalgamate the information into a systematic review, which wikipedia defines as follows:
A systematic review is a literature review focused on a research question that tries to identify, appraise, select and synthesize all high quality research evidence relevant to that question.
Recently, a highly … Continue Reading

Why Positional Changes of The Jaw and Head and Neck Can Change Your Tinnitus

Written by AudioNotch Team on September 18, 2012

Categories: Tinnitus

There’s long been a great deal of anecdotal evidence indicating that positional changes of the head and neck can dynamically and instantaneously affect one’s tinnitus tone and volume. The exact pathophysiology of why this is the case has long been a mystery, but most suspected that varying sensory nerves in the head and neck region were supplying neurological input into the brain that could modify the perception of tinnitus. Finally, someone has created an animal model to indicate that somatosensory neurons have been implicated in a guinea pig animal model of tinnitus:
U-M researchers previously demonstrated that after hearing … Continue Reading

Tuner Updated

Written by Adrian on September 14, 2012


The AudioNotch tuner/tone generator has been updated! Based on some user feedback, we’ve added a volume control, and changed the behaviour of the tuner slightly. With the volume control, you can now set the tuner’s volume before you use it, ensuring a safe listening level.

We’ve also changed how the tuner behaves: now you must press play, rather than moving the handle. We wanted to make sure that no one receives any unexpected sounds. As before, you can use the tuner to find the frequency your tinnitus tone, or to test your hearing by finding the highest frequency you are … Continue Reading

Preventing Tinnitus in Soldiers

Written by AudioNotch Team on September 14, 2012

Categories: Tinnitus

Although the military does use earplugs in order to protect the hearing of its members, due to the chaos and complexity of combat, soldiers will inevitably be exposed to significant noise trauma. Interesting research indicates that the usage of certain oral supplements may be protective in terms of preventing permanent cochlear death, and the subsequent maladaptive rewiring of the auditory cortex (thereby preventing tinnitus). It is my understanding that these substances must be in the person’s system prior to the acoustic trauma, however, or within a short window of time following the trauma, for the effect to be … Continue Reading

Free Rudimentary Notched Sound Therapy for the Financially Strapped

Written by AudioNotch Team on September 14, 2012

Categories: Tinnitus

Years ago, before I participated in the launch of AudioNotch, I stumbled upon a rudimentary, ramshackle method for creating Notched Sound Therapy. I anonymously created a web site which provides a free tutorial on how to create your own Notched Music Therapy, and it is available here. For those of you who seek to use Notched Sound Therapy, but lack the financial means, this resource may be of aid to you. Please be aware, however, that it is significantly inferior to the AudioNotch full subscription service in many respects. That said – it is free.