MuteButton

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    1. briano
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      briano Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Dear Brian

      We are very close to launching mutebutton in Ireland and UK, in or around Aug/Sept of this year. We hope to run further studies thereafter, but launching the product is our main priority at the moment.
      Don't hesitate to email if any further questions.

      -Caroline Hamilton - Clinical Manager / Audiologist
      Neuromod Devices
      tel: 0877604415 / 01 7163640
      mail: caroline.hamilton@neuromoddevices.com
      web: www.neuromoddevices.com/ www.mutebutton.ie
       
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    2. Grace
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      Grace Member

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      11/14/2013
      Why dont they release results if it works?
       
    3. briano
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      briano Member

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      09/2013
      Dear Brian

      We are due to publish results this year, so for that reason we cannot disclose results but I can tell you that we saw an overall 40-50% reduction in tinnitus over a 10 week period and our results were statistically significant.

      I cannot see any reason why you couldn't purchase Mutebutton in UK or Ireland through a professional audiologist of tinnitus clinic.

      Rgds
      Caroline
       
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    4. Grace
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      Grace Member

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      Hmm it sounds too good to be true ya know? Still curious thooo!
       
    5. briano
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      briano Member

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      I'm pretty sure that I'm gonna give it a try. I'll keep you all updated if I hear more from them.
       
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    6. Magpie
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      Magpie Member

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      04/15/1999
      Dear Brian
      We are due to publish results this year, so for that reason we cannot disclose results but I can tell you that we saw an overall 40-50% reduction in tinnitus over a 10 week period and our results were statistically significant.
      I cannot see any reason why you couldn't purchase Mutebutton in UK or Ireland through a professional audiologist of tinnitus clinic.
      Rgds
      Caroline



      Reduction in what?

      As far as I'm aware there has been nothing other than antipsychotics or anti depressants or some other drug that might have actually reduced tinnitus volume in some individuals. On the other hand there has been a reduction in tinnitus distress in many individuals either through intervention, tincture of time or as a consequence of a positive response to some form of treatment. Your claim of a 40-50% reduction in tinnitus is misleading at the very least and you need to correct it.
       
    7. Sjoerd

      Sjoerd Member

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      09-2013
      When I first discovered this company I was very exited. But they do not give allot of information about their research results and/or the tinnitus reduction. For me it is very unclear what the claim to be the result, and they have no research backing it up! I would hope they have a 50% reduction in tinnitus loudness, but I guess it is in tinnitus distress. Anyway, I am still waiting on proper research results!

      There is one trail done by Dr de Ridder in antwerp that reduces tinnitus loudness by (on average) 26dB using Vagus Nervus Stimulation.

      My personal opinion is that these type of devices have the best change of providing some relief for us. If one could harness the power and control neural plasticity one could simply drive out the tinnitus. MuteButton is one of those devices that might be able to do it!
       
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    8. nogood
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      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      Anyone got price range on this device. .?
      Need to save up for the trip to Ireland and for the device. .. :p

      Always wanted to visit Ireland.. this is a good excuse..
       
    9. briano
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      briano Member

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      09/2013
      I plan to order it online. Although I loved my trip to Ireland in 1999... :)
       
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    10. nogood
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      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      Doesn't it need to be tuned for t frequency or something ??

       
    11. briano
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      briano Member

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      Not sure. I'm hoping that if it does, I can go to my own audiologist.
       
    12. nogood
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      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
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      ototoxicity/infection
      have to wait and see. . September is not far..
       
    13. briano
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      briano Member

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      09/2013
      Agreed. My T is caused by loud noise hearing loss in my left ear. I'm going to try a hearing aid next month and see if that might eliminate my T. If not, then I will be taking a look at mutebutton in Sept. for sure.
       
    14. Frederick86

      Frederick86 Member

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      08/2009
      I had another reply today, it seems that a frequency match is needed for the treatment to work. This seems to complicate things for those of us with different sounds, although I hope something can be done... IMG_20140528_202954.JPG
       
    15. Steve
      Creative

      Steve Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Sheffield, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      Those who are in contact:

      Can you ask them please where the trial was registered, who conducted it, what the outcome measures were and how it was structured (randomised / double blind / placebo controlled / independent etc)?

      There is no reason at all to hide any of those things, nothing commercially sensitive about it. And it will give us some insight.
       
    16. bill 112
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      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Hey Steve I was meant to be having a bit of an interview with a one Jay Curley that works for the company but as of yet has failed to come back into contact but I understand as I know they are quite busy trying to get this device launched,but hopefully will be talking to him or one of the companies employees in the coming days.As far as their comment "it will be prescribed by an audiologist" no audiologist ive met has any idea what this device is.
       
    17. Frederick86

      Frederick86 Member

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      08/2009
      @Steve I've just sent them another mail. I'm more worried to find out if it can be used with "buzzing" sounds (if some kind of matching can be done) and if it can help people with more than one kind of sound, but I also asked about their trial and if it has been done by them or also by independent researchers.
       
    18. nogood
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      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
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      @Frederick86 I also have buzzing/static noise .. I am hoping it does not make much difference with this device for using this device. .

      @bill 112 ask them about nature of T which is supported by the device. . Cause I have a static noise in my right ear not tonal..
       
    19. Steve
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      Steve Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

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      Thanks, I'l be interested in their response.

      For me the first concern - above what type of noise it may work for - is that it works at all. A proper trial will help to confirm this but it also needs to be replicated. They have had a lot of development time so I assume they have conducted several robust trials in the (at least) 2 years of trial time we are aware of.

      Going on what I know about neuromodulation, I assume it is for tonal tinnitus.
       
    20. nogood
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      nogood Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity/infection
      Got reply from them they have not given spe details..

      We are due to launch mutebutton in Aug/Sept of this year in Ireland and UK and will be prescribed by an audiologist. You will require a full audiological consultation and the device will be turned appropriately according to your tinnitus profile. Price has to be confirmed but approximately 2K or thereabouts.



      Rgds



      Caroline
       
    21. Frederick86

      Frederick86 Member

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      08/2009
      I've received another reply today. It seems it could help people with "fluctuating" T or more than one sound as they say, and it also seems like they are a bit elusive about the protocols followed.

      IMG_20140529_235312.JPG
       
    22. tokyotony
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      tokyotony Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New Jersey
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Some hearing loss more likely due to aging
      Do they know there is this forum? If they want to reach out to consumers, I think there would be no better place than this!
       
    23. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      ^ I agree. If I were a T researcher and/or T related business owner, I would most certainly spend a lot of time here to learn and connect with people.
       
    24. Steve
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      Steve Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Sheffield, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      This makes me very skeptical about their research. If I conducted a good quality, robust trial I would be proud of it; they seem to want to hide the details. From what I see so far I have no confidence.

      The only audiologists listed at Hernitage clinic are a private firm called "Audico". They may be professional audiologists but there is nothing to suggest they have ever carried out proper clinical trials - they also have a commercial interest as they will no doubt become the specialist provider of the product.

      If you look at the recent clinical trial of acoustic neuromodulation; it was paid for by the provider of the treatment (tinnitus clinic) but conducted by an independent research clinic (NHBRU). The trial was registered, all outcomes were stated at the start, it was double blind / placebo controlled and the research is independently peer reviewed before being allowed to be published.

      In respect of this the mute button trial is looking very flimsy indeed.
       
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    25. Sjoerd

      Sjoerd Member

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    26. briano
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      briano Member

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      09/2013
      Here is the latest response:

      We now anticipate the product launch will be in Dec 2014 in Ireland, with a UK launch in early 2015.
      We had hoped to have the product ready to launch by September however this date has been impacted
      by delays experienced with some of our third party suppliers. We will be sharing the launch date and details as soon as these have been formalized. We will be submitting the results for publication in a peer review journal next week, for publication hopefully in the next two months. Once that it formalized we will be sharing the news in an update to our mailing list on mutebutton.ie which you may like to join.
      Many Thanks,
      Padraig Rushe
      Chief Commercial Officer
       
    27. RichL
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      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Which peer reviewed journal I wonder? Hope it's a reputable one and not one that no one has heard of!
       
    28. Steve
      Creative

      Steve Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Sheffield, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      There are many 'peer reviewed' journals that you have to pay to be published in, basically existing so that people can say they have been published. Not saying that this will but we can easily check it out.

      It's not positive for me that they don't share the quality and robustness of their trial when questioned.
       
    29. Greg Clarke

      Greg Clarke Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Wicklow, Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, Live Music
      Don't know if anyone's heard of this yet but this has been worked on in Ireland for the past 4-5 years now and is due to be commercialised in December. If you have a look at the website and read about the mutebutton and what it does it all sounds good. Dr. Ross O Neill seems to be really passionate about this, going on record to say his research was motivated by a hearing loss case with one of his children. Only downside is it will cost the guts of €2,000 for a unit.

      Anyone got any opinions?

      http://www.mutebutton.ie/
       
    30. Michal

      Michal Member

      Location:
      Poland/Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      1992
      I apply today for future trial so waiting for answer, as I'm in Dublin. Who know maybe I'll be first one lucky guy that get rid of that s***.
       

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