To monitor the efficacy of AudioNotch’s tinnitus treatment we send two surveys at one and two month intervals after purchase. In this post we go through the results of the surveys. Please keep in mind the following:
The percentages are not statistically representative of the actual results that exist: fewer than 10% of our active user base responds to the surveys
We have about a 3% refund rate right now. Thus we believe that those who have a negative experience with AudioNotch would be more likely to respond to a survey resulting in a higher percentage of negative responses.
Here we see that 63.8% of survey respondents rate their experience with AudioNotch as Good or Excellent.
Overall satisfaction – Two Months
After two months we see that 76.7% of survey respondents rate their experience with AudioNotch as Good or Excellent with only 10% rating their experience as Poor.
Tinnitus volume reduction – One Month
Here we see more than half of survey respondents (52%) had a reduction in the volume of the ringing in their ears. Unfortunately 4 out of the 58 respondents found that AudioNotch made things worse. This is a risk of any tinnitus sound therapy and this is why we offer a money-back guarantee.
Tinnitus volume reduction – Two Months
After two months we see that the percent of people who had a significant reduction in tinnitus volume grew to 10% and a slightly greater percentage of people saw a reduction in volume at 53.3%. Unfortunately there were also 4 people who saw an increase in volume.
In follow-up blog posts we will investigate the correlation with how well survey respondents were able to find their tinnitus frequency and the results they observed.
Is there a tinnitus treatment in homeopathy? This is a question that many tinnitus sufferers have. You may be looking for a tinnitus treatment and homeopathy looks like it may help.
We should first seek to understand what homeopathy is. Homeopathy was created in 1796 by Samuel Hahnemann (shown above). It’s based on his principle that like cures like (similia similibus curentur). Like cures like means that a substance that causes the symptoms of disease in healthy people would cure similar symptoms in sick people. Homeopathy also claims that the more diluted the stronger a remedy becomes. This means that many of the alleged remedies are mostly water.
Evidence for tinnitus treatment in homeopathy
What about the evidence? The World Health Organization warns against using homeopathy to try to treat severe diseases such as HIV and malaria. Furthermore there have been four large scale assessments of homeopathy by large health organizations. Each of them has ruled that homeopathy is ineffective and has recommended against the practice receiving any more funding.
Unfortunately there’s no shortage of scammers hocking purported remedies willing to separate you from your money.
The following is a list of purported tinnitus treatment in homeopathy.
Ring Stop is sold online as well as in retail stores. As far as I can tell, there is no evidence to support that it works. The homeopathic ingredients are as follows:
Calcerea Carbonica 8X, 30X; Carbo Vegetabilis 8X, 12X, 30X; Chininum Sulphuricum 12X, 30X; Cimicifuga racemosa 3X, 6X, 12X, 30X; Cinchona Officinalis 3X, 6X, 30X; Coffea cruda 3X, 12X; and 5 more ingredients.
Calcerea Carbonica is impure calcium carbonate. Carbo Vegetabilis is wood charcoal. Chininum Sulphuricum is sulphate of Quinine. Cimicifuga racemosa is a type of common plant. Cinchona Officinalis is peruvian bark, and coffea cruda is green coffee.
As far as I can tell none of these ingredients have been linked to any tinnitus treatment. Furthermore they are present in such vanishingly small amounts that they are unlikely to do anything.
Ring Relief is sold online and in retail store such as Walgreens. It essentially has the same ingredients as the other so-called remedies. As with the others, there doesn’t exist any evidence for the ingredients, and even if they were effective they’re in too small of quantities to matter.
In general none of the above products nor their ingredients has ever been shown in any clinical study to treat or cure tinnitus. There is no evidence that homeopathic products have helped anyone so no studies have been conducted. If you were considering homeopathic remedies for tinnitus, I would recommend saving your money.
Clear tinnitus was introduced in 1998 by Clear Products Inc. which provides homeopathic remedies. It has many of the same ingredients as Ring Stop in similar dilutions.
Sonavil is another homeopathic tinnitus treatment. It only has one ingredient: Calcerea Carbonica 13X. This means that Sonavil is essentially really weak watered down antacid. Calcerea Carbonica is the fancy homeopathic name for calcium carbonate which is the main ingredients in Tums. It’s also one of the ingredients in Ring Stop.
Tinnitus treatment with scientific evidence
If you are still interested in tinnitus treatment, then check out AudioNotch. AudioNotch uses Notched Sound Therapy which is a new tinnitus treatment pioneered by European researchers. Experiments have significant volume reductions. Unlike homeopathy, there is a large amount of scientific evidence to show that Notched Sound Therapy is effective.
You may be familiar with notched tinnitus sound therapy like what AudioNotch offers. However this may not work as a cure for everyone. Gene therapy is being used to develop a treatment and potential cure for hearing loss, and possibly tinnitus. The most promising company is Frequency Therapeutics who have a drug that is in phase 1 testing (of 2). The drug is called FX-322 and is an injection into the eardrum. Once the drug is injected, it works by regenerating the hair cells responsible for hearing.
Due in part to the difficulty of accessing the inner ear, hearing loss has not historically received much medical interest in developing treatments or cures.Complicating manners is the delicate relationship between the ear and the brain, which still isn’t fully understood.
The technique that the ear-healing drug is based on was also only published in 2015 from researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. It’s called Progenitor Cell Activation and activates the bodies own healing mechanisms.
Hopefully the phase 1 trial is successful and the drug continues to be developed. Unfortunately, drug approval is a long process and it may be years until the treatment is brought to market. If all goes according to plan we should see progress and it may be a candidate hearing loss and tinnitus cure by the year 2022.
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.
According to the latest figures, one out of every five Americans suffers from tinnitus, better known as a ringing in the ears. A condition that can become debilitating over time, it can render a person incapable of holding a job, going to school, or enjoying many everyday activities. However, because each case of tinnitus varies from person to person, the sound of tinnitus can be vastly different as well. Whether the condition was caused by noise encountered while on the job, through years of listening to loud music, or other ways, there are not only many different types of sound of tinnitus, but also many different reasons for why those sounds vary among individuals.
Why Do Tinnitus Sounds Differ Among Individuals?
To understand why the sound of tinnitus differs among sufferers, it’s important to understand what causes tinnitus. Common sources include:
Changes to ear bone
Various types of ototoxic medications
Regardless of the source, the result is an altering of neurological activity within a person’s brain. When this happens, neural circuits fail to receive proper signals, becoming hyperactive. As a result, the brain cannot distinguish between different types of sound, leading to various sounds merging together, thus creating many different sounds that can interfere with a person’s normal way of living.
Various Types of Tinnitus Sounds
As stated earlier, no two cases of tinnitus are the same, resulting in each person interpreting the sounds they hear in a different fashion. While there are many different sounds included in the group, some of the most common are:
Whether a person hears only one of these sounds or a combination of them, the day-to-day activities of the person can be interrupted or come to a halt altogether. Because of this, it’s crucial to seek treatment as soon as possible.
How Tinnitus Sounds are Treated
Since there are so many different types of tinnitus sounds, audiologists must customize treatment options to fit the patient. Along with a general hearing exam, tinnitus patients also undergo a customized tinnitus evaluation that can lead to various types of treatment, including:
Retraining therapy using fractal tone technology
By getting a customized evaluation as soon as symptoms begin to appear, a tinnitus patient can have a much greater chance of gaining much-needed relief.