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The New York Times on Tinnitus & Tinnitus “Cures”

Written by AudioNotch Team on December 28, 2012

Categories: Tinnitus

The New York Times features another blogger and her experience with tinnitus. I think in many ways, she accurately described the experience of many tinnitus sufferers in the following paragraph:
Dr. Cima said in an interview that, like me, most people with tinnitus function fairly well. But for about 3 percent of people with the condition, it is extremely disabling, causing intense distress, fear and anxiety, and leaving them unable to function.
The author also cautions individuals to be skeptical of individuals marketing total “tinnitus cures” (which you’ll find plenty of on the internet):
Until recently, no treatment had been shown to have … Continue Reading

Why Doesn’t AudioNotch Use a Proprietary Device?

Written by AudioNotch Team on December 08, 2012

Categories: Hearing Tinnitus

Some of the other tinnitus sound therapy providers deliver their sound therapy via specialized, proprietary devices. In fact, their entire business model revolves around the perceived “value boost” that having a “special” proprietary device offers – the idea being that if the device is unique and expensive, then the therapy must be of high value and efficacy.

This is an illusion.

There is no reason why a special music player device would be required to deliver sound to a person’s auditory system. A good argument can be made for high quality headphones (to ensure that the correct frequencies are delivered reliably and … Continue Reading

“Tinnitus Cure” vs. “Tinnitus Treatment” – The difference between the two, and why it matters

Written by AudioNotch Team on December 07, 2012

Categories: Tinnitus

If you google the term “tinnitus cure” you’ll run into a long list of treatments and remedies that are “proven” to “cure” tinnitus.

The term “cure” is a loaded term – it is the strongest of all possible claims – it is a promise that a product will eliminate your tinnitus entirely. This claim is made despite the fact that the overwhelming consensus among the leading experts and scientists in the field of tinnitus research is that there exists no effective “cure” at this moment in time. Moreover, the exact pathophysiology of the disease is still being figured out.

Among these “cures,” … Continue Reading

Justin Bieber Fights Hearing Loss Lawsuit

Written by AudioNotch Team on December 03, 2012

Categories: Hearing Tinnitus

We posted on this earlier, but whether or not you believe the lawsuit is frivolous, the same lesson remains:

  • When you go to a concert, protect your hearing

Justin Bieber’s legal team, unsurprisingly, will be contesting the lawsuit brought against him by a concertgoer who incurred severe hearing loss from one of his concerts:
Stacey Betts, mother of a young Justin Bieber fan, is suing the pop star for US$9.23-million after a 2010 concert left her suffering tinnitus and hyperacusis. Bieber, recently in the news for winning both a Diamond Jubilee Medal from Prime Minister Stephen Harper and performing at Sunday’s sold-out Grey Cup … Continue Reading