The AudioNotch Tinnitus Treatment Blog

Test Tone Generator

Written by AudioNotch Team on February 16, 2018

Please note: the following information does not constitute professional medical advice, and is provided for general informational purposes only. Please speak to your doctor if you have tinnitus.

Individuals who have tinnitus may experience a ringing or high-pitched sound on a constant basis. This may be true even in a quiet room or anywhere else where there is no actual source of noise. Tinnitus may make it difficult to sleep, interact with others or live a normal life in general. However, there are treatment options such as a test tone generator that may help reduce symptoms of the condition.

A Test Tone Generator Is Used in Notch Therapy

To treat the symptoms associated with tinnitus, it may be necessary to first find the tone and frequency that a person is hearing. From there, a notch is created, which lowers the volume at that tone and frequency when a person listens to it. After recording a track featuring the notch, a person can listen to it, and doing so may work to reduce the volume a person hears. Individuals may be able to listen to their tracks at home, in the car or anywhere else where they have the ability to play recordings.

Do You Have to Pay for Test Tone Generator?

While there are products that you can pay for, AudioNotch does offer two free test tone generators to help you get a feel for how this tool can help you. It may takes several days to several weeks before you start to notice a difference. It may be possible to generate multiple frequencies using both paid and free tools to figure out which one is causing you the most problems.

Is It Hard to Find Your Frequency?

In many cases, you can find your frequency following step-by-step directions offered by AudioNotch as you use their free or paid tool. Those who suffer from octave confusion can also be given instructions as to how they can find the proper pitch and frequency to notch. Those who who have issues at multiple frequencies may be able to create multiple notches to help relieve their symptoms. However, it may only be possible to listen to one frequency at a time.

Those who are suffering from tinnitus are experiencing a condition in which the brain mistakenly believes it is hearing sound. By using notch therapy, it may be possible to retrain the brain into not hearing the sound when it doesn’t exist. Over time, tinnitus patients may be able to reduce the frequency and severity of the noise or get rid of it completely.