Find your tinnitus tone
AudioNotch cures tinnitus by lowering the volume using a new scientifically proven method. The first step is to creating tinnitus treatment is finding the frequency of your tinnitus tone.
Select a sound which closely matches your tinnitus. The graph shows the frequency profile of the sound being generated
Use the tuner below to find the frequency of your tinnitus. Once you've found it click 'Create Therapy' to get started with AudioNotch tinnitus treatment right away.
In order to listen to the computer-generated tinnitus tone, click thebutton. Before you do this, watch the volume! Listening to any sound if it's too loud can harm your hearing. Make sure you listen with a pair of good headphones that block out external noise.
Match the quality of your tinnitus tone
Tinnitus tones come in various different categories. Some sound like a high-pitched "eeeeee" (like the "pure tone" example) and others sound like static (like the "BB noise" example). To listen to different types of of tinnitus tones, select the drop down menu next to "Wave Type" - you can click or tap the text
Match the frequency of your tinnitus tone
Try to match the computer-generated tinnitus tone that AudioNotch is producing with your own tinnitus tone. Matches do not have to be perfect - an approximate match suffices because of the margin for error.
You can manually adjust the slider with a mouse, the arrow keys, or entering a number in the white box and hitting the play button.
How close do I have to be?
You do not need to have a perfect match. Assuming you have "pure tone" tinnitus (which sounds like a pure sine wave, or a clean whistling or humming sound), then as long as your "match" falls within the "notch" you'll be okay.
The notch width is two equivalent rectangular bandwidths (ERB). The ERB is dependent on frequency, so if your tinnitus frequency is 10,000 Hz (10 kHz), the ERB is about 1000 Hz, which means you'd have to get within a 1000Hz of your true tinnitus frequency.*
* (ERB = 107.94*f +24.7 = 107.94*10 + 24.7 = 1104 Hz).
Wait a minute, what is octave confusion?
Once you have found your frequency, due to a phenomenon known as "octave confusion" it's possible that you have not actually found the correct frequency and instead mixed it up.
Find your tinnitus frequency F, which you believe to be your tinnitus tone.
- Then, compare F to 1/2F
- Finally, compare F to 2F
Pick the closest match among options 1-3, and you'll have checked to make sure you didn't experience "octave confusion," which could accidentally lead to an incorrect frequency match.
What if I have multiple tinnitus tones?
Notched therapy was only designed to treat one tinnitus tone at a time. Thus, we cannot claim that multiple tones are treatable based on the evidence we have. If you want, it's possible to make a track with multiple notches, but there are additional caveats.
Let's say you have two tinnitus tones t1 and t2 at two different frequencies, f1 and f2. To create a Notched Sound Therapy file with multiple notches:
- Notch White Noise at the first frequency, f1.
- Download the MP3 format file of "White Noise - Notched at f1."
- Upload the file from step (2) as a "song."
- Notch the song at f2 to create a second notch at f2.
- Now the file is notched at f1 and f2.
- Repeat as necessary for additional tinnitus frequencies f3, f4, etc...
What are the most common tinnitus frequencies?
We compiled a graph of user tinnitus frequencies and how commonly each tinnitus frequency was. Read more here.
What are the benefits of finding my tinnitus frequency?
Finding your tinnitus frequency allows you to create Tailor-Made Notched Sound Therapy, which is a treatment for tinnitus.
Listening to Tailor-Made Notched Sound Therapy can lower the volume of your tinnitus over time.
The first step of Notched Sound Therapy involves finding your tinnitus frequency. Learn more here.
Step 1: Find Tinnitus Frequency
In Step 1, you match your own tinnitus frequency to our computer generated tinnitus tone (for example, on this page)
Step 2: Create Tailor-Made Notched Sound Therapy
In Step 2, sound energy is removed from audio at and around your tinnitus frequency. This is called "Notching,"
Step 3: Listen to Therapy
In Step 3, the user listens to Notched Sound Therapy that has been "tailor-made" for their unique tinnitus frequency.