The AudioNotch Tinnitus Treatment Blog

What is a 4khz notch?

A notch is a segment of audio that is “cut out” of a sample of audio.

To understand what this looks like, check out the image below:

What is a Notch?

What is a Notch?

A 4 kHz notch is just a piece of sound energy that has been “notched out” at that specific frequency.

To learn more about the notching process, check out our FAQ.

Multi Tonal Tinnitus

As far as I know, there are no effective treatments for multiple tinnitus tones. Almost all the research that has been conducted has been on people who only have a single tinnitus tone. However, in theory, AudioNotch might work with people who have multiple tinnitus tones. In theory, if the tones were far enough apart, you could create two separate notches for two separate tones, for example. Instructions on how to do that are available here, but I must emphasize that such a therapy would be completely unproven. 

In theory, the best treatment for tinnitus would be to restore the lost hearing that … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Mask

Check out the tinnitus talk Audio Player, which has a whole bunch of awesome tinnitus masking sounds.

By the way, in my opinion, that’s the best tinnitus forum available on-line – period. Check them out!

Best sounds to mask tinnitus?

Are you interested in masking your tinnitus? Check out our free masker here!

These sounds can be played through the player on the web page, or alternatively, they can be downloaded and saved.

Free Acoustic Coordinated Modulation Reset Therapy

I’m not sure I’m sold on the actual efficacy of this, but here’s a description:
One recent development in this area is a therapy called Acoustic Coordinated RESET (CR) Neuromodulation, from the German company ANM. This therapy specifically targets a mechanism of tinnitus which is thought to involve abnormal levels of synchronous activity in the hearing brain, where large populations of nerve cells repeatedly and spontaneously fire at the same time. The therapy is currently being marketed by the private healthcare sector in Germany and was recently made available in the UK by The Tinnitus Clinic, London.

The CR Neuromodulator … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Promising Treatment

Tinnitus is the medical name of the mysterious noise millions of people have suffered from for years. Some of the different sounds people hear from clicking to ringing can be contributed to other medical conditions. The diagnosis tinnitus is used when there are no other logical reasons for the noise.

Medical conditions that may cause tinnitus can include spine, neck, head and facial injuries. Other contributing factors may be working or living in a noisy environment, habitual tooth and jaw clenching, and heart problems. Older people who spent years listening to loud music, attended concerts, or served in a military combat … Continue Reading

Audio Notch Filter

What is the AudioNotch filter? Check out the infographic below for an explanation!

An overview of how to "Notch Out" audio from unprocessed audio

An overview of how to “Notch Out” audio from unprocessed audio

What are the most common tinnitus frequencies?

I’ve been reading the literature on tinnitus for several years, and I have yet to come across a paper that provided data on what the distribution of tinnitus frequencies was among people who have tinnitus. Obviously there’s not a lot of money available to ask a question like this (since there’s no drug or treatment available). So I spoke to our CTO, Adrian Green, and we decided to mine the AudioNotch tinnitus treatment database to see if we could get an estimate of this data.

When people sign up for AudioNotch, their sound therapy is customized for their unique tinnitus frequency. … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Developments

Tinnitus is a hearing condition that is often referred to as a “ringing in the ears.” Though the condition is thought to affect about 15% of the general population, only a very small percentage of people suffer from serious tinnitus. For those unlucky people who experience ongoing tinnitus symptoms, however, the condition can be very debilitating and lead to depression, irritability, frustration and fatigue.

Obviously, living with an ongoing static sound reverberating inside one’s head is difficult at best, so it’s important for tinnitus sufferers to seek help for their condition. What help is available for tinnitus sufferers? Let’s have a … Continue Reading

Tinnitus Developments

The Newest Tinnitus Developments from Researchers

Many individuals live with chronic tinnitus that causes the perception of strange noises inside the ears. Because very little is known about ringing in the ears, researchers are constantly trying to determine the cause along with effective treatments or cures. Remaining knowledgeable about tinnitus developments can lead to finding a remedy for the chronic ringing, pounding or clanging sounds that many people experience on a daily basis. Researchers know that the condition is often caused by:

  • Frequent ear infections that typically occur to children
  • Exposure to loud noises such as music or equipment
  • Major injuries such as a … Continue Reading