Whether tinnitus is disruptive or not is decided in your head, in the central auditory processing area, and not in your ear. This area can be especially influenced with acoustic therapy treatments (neuromodulation). Especially in tonal tinnitus, in which the frequency does not change, or only minimally, a targeted frequency-specific suppression by means of filter methods (notched-noise methods) is possible.
Research by Prof. Pantev of Münster and Prof. Lugli from Italy has shown that tonal tinnitus treated with this method over several months becomes subjectively quieter and is less disruptive.
The mynoise tinnitus therapy combines all the advantages of the notched-noise method with two additional acoustic tinnitus treatment methods that also result in the inhibition of tinnitus on neuronal level:
The Noiser principle: Through the distraction by a broad-frequency neutral swooshing noise or pleasant nature noises, the tinnitus is immediately much less audible. Over time, the auditory process learns that the tinnitus is only part of this neutral sound and suppresses the tinnitus.
The notched-noise method: Here, the range of the tinnitus frequency is filtered out of a broad-frequency background noise. This results in a direct suppression of the tinnitus transfer on a neuronal level.
Lateral inhibition: By raising the neighbouring frequency ranges, this effect can be increased
Compared to frequency-filtered music, the mynoise tinnitus therapy offers three significant advantages: Firstly, through the balanced frequency spectrum of the background noises, the therapeutically significant frequencies are always available in sufficient strength. In music, on the other hand, each individual piece needs to be tested extensively to determine whether it is suitable for the purpose. Secondly, tinnitus frequencies of over 8000 Hz can also be treated, which is not possible with music. And thirdly, the suppression of the tinnitus is further strengthened by raising the neighbouring frequencies. In contrast to a neutral background noise, the music would sound “off”.
In a first step, find out whether the mynoise tinnitus therapy is suitable for you and how it works
In a second step, determine your tinnitus frequency using the mynoise tone generator
Choose your preferred background noise and download your individual mynoise tinnitus therapy. You can copy the file on to any MP3 device and always have your mynoise tinnitus therapy at hand.