Wirkung

How it works

HOW THE TINNIWELL SYSTEM WORKS

Since subjective tinnitus is caused by nerve cell hyperactivity, tinniwell tinnitus therapy takes advantage of one of the most remarkable abilities of the human brain: so-called neuroplasticity. Healthy surrounding areas of the brain are stimulated, thus exploiting the effect of lateral inhibition: the targeted stimulation of adjacent nerve cells which allow a spectrum of perception outside that of tinnitus inhibits the activity of the cells responsible for the tinnitus frequency.

The efficacy of this therapeutic approach has been confirmed in clinical trials by the University of Münster. Internal surveys of patients with chronic decompensated tinnitus who used the tinniwell system daily for a period of four weeks showed a relief in symptoms averaging 54.1%.

TINNITUS IS EVERYWHERE

In Germany alone, 11 million people suffer from tinnitus, an auditory phenomenon that is perceived in addition to ambient noise heard by the ears. This phenomenon, which is often described as a humming, whistling, hissing, whirring or crackling noise, is created by an auditory malfunction.

Although tinnitus can also exist as mono-symptomatic disease, it frequently occurs in connection with another ear disease. Many tinnitus sufferers feel restricted in their everyday lives: side effects such as insomnia, anxiety and depression often lead to permanent deterioration of the quality of life.

Previous methods of treatment
Various treatments are offered for tinnitus relief, such as behavioural therapeutic approaches, medicinal therapies and magnetic and electrical methods of brain stimulation. However, no scientifically-proven evidence is available with regard to the effectiveness of most of these therapeutic measures.

Other types of treatment also usually require a visit to an ENT doctor or other therapeutic practices.

Testimonials

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Tinniwell fits very well into my everyday life. It can be used almost anywhere and is also a good companion when traveling due to its handy size. My tinnitus has completely disappeared from my left ear. My quality of life has improved significantly. I’m rarely irritable and much more relaxed.

Lisa Neumeier

I am a trainee and have been suffering from ear noises for about a year. However, since I am only 18 years old, I could not and did not want to accept that this tone will remain for the rest of my life. Then I learned about tinniwell from a friend and tried it out directly.

After the first week of therapy, I was able to sleep again, relax and work fully again at my training place. 6 weeks after the first application, I can deal with my tinnitus very well, because it is about 40% quieter than before the therapy.

Anna Bergmann

Karlsruhe

After four days I no longer had a whistle in my right ear, the left ear then continued for another two weeks until there was an improvement.

I am so happy now that tinniwell has given me a better quality of life. I sleep through again, can now devote myself more to my family and I have more energy for my independence.

Jonny Denaro

München

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