The three pillars of therapy
Only a few steps to tinnitus relief
Just like your ENT doctor, tinniwell uses a tone generator to produce a range of sound frequencies which can be regulated either upwards or downwards in volume until you hear the sound. The built-in ANC technology now allows simple frequency detection at home. Tiny microphones inside the headphones pick up background noise and cancel it out using “anti-noise”. This allows tinnitus-tone detection without interference from background noise.
Frequency detection forms the basis for treating tinnitus with frequency-filtered music, thus achieving maximum relaxation. The identified frequency is filtered out of individually-selectable music and passed on to the headphones. Clinical studies at the University of Münster confirm the effectiveness of frequency-filtered music in tinnitus therapy.
One cause of tinnitus symptoms is the constriction of blood vessels. tinniwell patented in-ear headphones offer the possibility of heat treatment in the outer and middle ear. Due to the large number of local nerve-endings, this creates a physical and psychological relaxation effect. The warmth provided promotes blood circulation in the ear, eventually leading to tinnitus relief.
Determination of the tinnitus tone
The exact determination of your personal tinnitus tone is crucial for an effective therapy with frequency-filtered music. Until now, this was only possible in a complex procedure by an ENT doctor, which means considerable effort for patients and doctors and makes effective therapy almost impossible – not least because the frequency and volume of tinnitus change daily for many affected people.
tinniwell now enables this procedure for the first time for the patient himself, very conveniently and understandably.
Simply put on the supplied ANC headphones, which silences all ambient noise, and determine your tinnitus tone very precisely. Thanks to the simple and at the same time precise tone determination using sliders for rough and fine adjustment, you are ready for music therapy in a few minutes and can make adjustments at any time – for example, if the frequency of the tone should change.
After determining your tinnitus tone, the therapy is carried out using frequency-treated music. This is adapted exactly to your tinnitus and thus enables individual treatment. For this, use the enclosed, patented therapy earphones, enter the therapy mode and enjoy the relaxing effects of tinniwell. There are several pieces of music by the renowned therapist Dr. Arnd Stein pre-installed from the well-known PulsTakt60 series. Immerse yourself in a relaxed listening experience that continues after usage.
You have the choice between different application modes to treat your tinnitus ideally. The best way to find out which one is right for you is to simply try it out. Our competent staff, your ENT or hearing care professional will be happy to help you. For more information on treatment, see the FAQ section or seek a personal consultation at 07531 – 716 401 018
In addition to the ANC headphones, which are used to measure the sound, special in-ear earphones are used for everyday use. These are used for heat treatment by contact heat directly in the outer or middle ear. A large number of nerve endings open there, which are stimulated by the use of heat. At the same time, blood circulation in and on the ear is promoted, which can alleviate tinnitus symptoms that are caused by narrowing of the arteries and veins.
The in-ear earphones, which are made of a thermally conductive material and use silicone attachments to ensure an optimal fit, were specially developed for tinniwell.
Information for interested parties and customers
Noises in the ears can have a wide variety of manifestations. A crackling or throbbing noise is also part of it. However, about 70-80% of all patients complain of whistling (single tone) or hissing. tinniwell is particularly suitable for this group of patients. The relaxing effect of the special tinnitus music and the warmth earphones can also provide relief for all other patients.
In many patients, tinnitus is accompanied by hearing loss. Successful treatment with the tinniwell is also possible for this group of people. However, the hearing loss should not be greater than 65DB. Patients with greater hearing loss may need longer treatment times.
In the tinnitus tone determination, the volume of the reference tone is determined separately for each ear. This diversification is then directly transferred to the treatment mode. A separate volume control for the music is therefore not target-oriented and is not intended.
With tinniwell, software updates are possible via a USB stick. The device updates itself automatically when an appropriately programmed USB stick is inserted.
The integrated monitor has a screen size of 4.3 inches and a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels. Even the smallest details can be displayed in this way.
No machine can replace a visit to the doctor. Tinnitus can have both physical and psychological causes and must always be discussed with a doctor.
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.
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.
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.
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"With tinniwell my tinnitus has almost completely disappeared. The combination of music and warmth is great, because it not only drowns out the noise, but the warmth in particular ensures relaxation and balance. "
"The tinniwell is a great invention for people who suffer from tinnitus. For me more quality of life again. "