Audio Brainwave (Isochronic Tone / Binaural Beats)

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by calin, Jan 28, 2014.

    1. calin

      calin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2011
      I get emails from the Unexplainable Store regularly. The one for today read: The Mood Cure: Serotonin. Well, I checked it out and it looked appealing. I then moved about on the site and the tinnitus page came up. I did not look for it. Weird!

      This site suggests: You can enjoy a ringing free ear in as little as 5mins.

      Well, anybody want to listen to the free sample over and over for 5 minutes and see what happens?! :)

      Seriously... anyone try this?

      I am not a binaural beat person, but the isochronic tone version may be more to my liking. If I try it, I will let you know. I am going back to the UST for tinnitus for a bit again after a year or so break.

      ps... haven't been around. Been busy.... and to tell you the truth, coming here only focuses on my T more. I now only notice the T maybe once or twice a day - for about a minute. If longer, I purposelessly distract my attention away from the tone. Coming here has the opposite affect. Love you guys though!!!
    2. Steve

      Steve Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Sheffield, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      I had a go with the sample and it did nothing for me.

      I wonder if they sell much? That's a nice high price they ask.

      Really for tinnitus they should be using alpha frequencies as that's where we generally have a dip in our brainwave patterns. And the other sounds aren't really very nice - to my ears anyway.

      Seems more like an attempt to cash in, rather than something that's actually been thought out and properly designed.
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    3. Markku

      Markku Founder Staff Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
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      Well it looks like they claim their products help lots of things.

      A scammy panacea product comes to mind. Similar to the Universal Sound Therapy.

      Enough said...

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    4. Frédéric

      Frédéric Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Marseille, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      The short-term effects of recorded ocean sound with and without alpha frequency binaural beats on tinnitus perception

      Short-term exposure to ocean wave sound recordings resulted in small changes in tinnitus perception.
      The sounds reduced arousal and anxiety.
      Addition of alpha frequency binaural beats did not improve results above the base ocean wave sound.


      The dichotic presentation of two auditory stimuli with a small frequency difference in each ear produces the perception of a third, fused auditory image called a binaural beat. Neural activity has been found to synchronize with these perceived beats. It is for this reason that binaural beats are often used in an attempt to induce certain psychological states that are associated with particular cortical rhythms. The aim of this proof-of-concept study was to explore the short-term effects of a binaural beat on tinnitus, to ascertain if further trials are justified.

      Twenty adults with constant tinnitus and symmetrical hearing underwent audiological assessment and psychophysical measures of tinnitus. Participants were presented with two auditory stimuli: ocean waves with and without alpha frequency (8 Hz) binaural beats. Arousal and tinnitus perception were measured prior to and following each sound stimuli using the Perceived Arousal Scale and tinnitus rating scales.

      Small improvements in tinnitus rating scores occurred with sound. Some individuals showed more improvement with the binaural beats than ocean waves alone.

      The addition of binaural beats at 8 Hz to an ocean sound showed no significant group benefits above the ocean sound alone.

      sound therapy
      ocean sounds
      binaural beats

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