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Tinnitus Treatment and Fraud

Written by AudioNotch Team on October 31, 2013

Categories: Treatment Review

Anyone passingly familiar with the tinnitus treatment space knows that there is a high prevalence of treatments that are not based on scientific evidence, or are simply outright frauds. This high prevalence of bogus treatments is attributable to the fact there there is no present tinnitus cure, and fraudsters attempt to fill the demand for a “total cure” product. Sometimes this deception escalates into outright fraud, as is the case here:

Fraudster conned pensioner with tinnitus out of £3,000 by persuading him to pay for a miracle cure that didn’t exist

rTMS for Tinnitus: A Discouraging Study

Written by AudioNotch Team on October 29, 2013

Categories: Treatment Review

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a treatment that has been tested for tinnitus. There has been some promising literature with guided rTMS in the past. In the procedure, a magnet is used to modify neurons non-invasively, by holding it over a patient’s head. The technology has been used to treat depression.

A recent randomized controlled trial (considered the most high quality type of experiment) has shown that rTMS is not effective for tinnitus treatment:
Results: At none of the follow-up evaluation moments a significant difference between rTMS and placebo was observed with respect to changes in … Continue Reading

Tinnitus and Neuroticism, Part 2

Written by AudioNotch Team on October 02, 2013

We’ve posted on a similar tinnitus study in the past linking neuroticism as a personality trait to tinnitus. Now, a new press article summarizes some of the findings in a more accessible framework:
People with ‘neurotic’ tendencies are more likely to be troubled by their tinnitus, a new study involving researchers at The University of Nottingham, has found.
The research, led by academics at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit, found that those who were lonely, worried or anxious, miserable or experiencing mood swings … Continue Reading

Awesome UI Suggestions from Our Users

Written by AudioNotch Team on October 02, 2013

Categories: Uncategorized

A user of ours, Scott Lauder, has a background in UI design. He sent us some great feedback, along with a UI wireframe mockup, of how we could further improve our tuner application. Thanks Scott!
Today as I was using the “find your tone” interface, I found myself not completely confident of the tone I was locking in on, and the reason? I found that the process of of bouncing from Play, the tone Hz slider, then Stop to discontinue sound..felt like almost too much of a distraction to my ears…yes I understand how that sounds. I … Continue Reading