Scam?: Tinnitus Retrain System

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by i.m, May 18, 2016.

    1. i.m
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      i.m Member

      Location:
      The "Lack of English" Land: Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      18/02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      For me: Aspartame Poisoning. For Ent: L: TMJD / R: Dunno
      "Banish Tinnitus Permanently With This Unique, Effective Tinnitus Retraining Therapy"

      Oh God , I've had enough of these slogans :mad:

      I have found this site about "Tinnitus Retrain" which ends with the usual "add to cart" button.

      What do you think about? http://www.tinnitusretrain.com/
       
    2. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      I wouldn't call it a total scam (it's a DVD from some guy giving advice on CBT and relaxation, as far as I can tell).
      It's definitely not any sort of cure either.
       
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    3. AUTHOR
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      i.m
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      i.m Member

      Location:
      The "Lack of English" Land: Italy
      Tinnitus Since:
      18/02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      For me: Aspartame Poisoning. For Ent: L: TMJD / R: Dunno
      Yeah, but lots of scams have the same type of presentation: "Banish Tinnitus Permanently" sounds like another slogan for complete tinnitus cure.
       
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    4. Arrojo

      Arrojo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One too many rock concerts
      "Our TRS video assisted bundle usually sells for $127.99. Buy the entire TRS system including two additional,
      powerful bonus gifts for a very limited time.


      TODAY$47.99

      Keep in mind $47.99 is far less than the price of one session with a habituation therapist, Specialist, or continuous drug prescriptions, vitamins or herbs. And none of them promise to give you a money back guarantee if you do not see positive results in 30 days…."​

      The money back guarantee is good, but the "Buy now today only" is a total scam. Still, if you want to be our guinea pig and report back here, go for it! :).

      I'm the guinea pig for the Tinnitus Pill scam (see thread below). Also has money back guarantee. IMO, if the money back guarantee is legit, then t's worth someone trying it and reporting back here.
       
    5. Dana
      Busy

      Dana Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Bucharest, Romania
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not known, too many possible causes
      Sorry, @Arrojo , I do not see the thread below. Have you forgotten to post it?
       
    6. Aaron123

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    7. Emrik
      No Mood

      Emrik Member

      Location:
      Montreal, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Subwoofer
      I have just bought this thing using my mobile. Once I clicked the purchase button, it took me to PayPal. I paid from PayPal and then it returned to the site with a download link for a zip file. I downloaded the zip file and extracted. I see that it contains 3 pdf files and a text file with some links to download some mp4 video files. I will download and check the video files once i reach my pc. I will update you what i find from these videos. I paid 37.99$. Pdf files are big. Not sure if I will have enough patience to read those files. I am mostly interested in videos.
       
    8. Emrik
      No Mood

      Emrik Member

      Location:
      Montreal, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Subwoofer
      The videos are very short, not what I was expecting. I thought, there will be a big video session of counseling.

      The PDF files are really big. First PDF book is 422 pages, and the other 2 pdf files are on Yoga and Meditation.

      I quickly skimmed thru the pdf files, looks like lots of advice. Now, is it scam ? Not sure if I can tell without reading all the books, and I do not have the patience to read those books. I have purchased many books on Tinnitus from Amazon. I cannot believe that these pdf has anything special. If you are really looking for reading books on Tinnitus, maybe the best book I will suggest is this one:

      Tinnitus, From Tyrant to Friend: How to Let Go of Ringing in your Ears
      by Julian Cowan Hill

      After reading 8 books, this is the one I found which could calm me down. Julian Cowan Hill also offers free Youtube videos. So, I would suggest you check his videos. You may find peace watching those videos.

      https://www.youtube.com/user/jcowanhill
       
    9. Luman
      Blah

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      Has anybody tried this? Sounds OK, and not a lot of money, if it helps.

      http://www.tinnitusretrain.com/

      Edit, I was not aware that a thread already existed for this product. Well, we still don't know much about it, or whether it's worthwhile. I don't think they're promising to actually eradicate tinnitus, but to help train the mind to not be disturbed by it, and learn ways of coping which will lead to habituation. At least that is the impression I'm getting from their website and videos, but I have no idea of whether it's any good. I don't think that it could replace actual therapy with a tinnitus expert, but it doesn't sound like a total scam either, and nobody seems to have tried or explored it. It may simply be a potpourri of self-help methods, customized for tinnitus sufferers, which isn't a bad idea considering the pathetically small amount of help that is available for most who have tinnitus. I don't really need it, as I have the correct tools and support to help myself, but if I didn't I would probably give it a shot.
       
    10. JamesNOLA

      JamesNOLA Member

      Location:
      New Orleans
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Played in a rock band
      Spoiler: This won't be a helpful comment.

      I used to click on those things all the time.

      They always add up to exactly what I already know: good habits, drink less, positive mindset, centering meditation, skip the salt, good diet, exercise, and rain-checking Led Zeppelin tribute bands.
       
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    11. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma, noise exposure, TMD? ETD?
      Sounds like another clever person exploiting our affliction for their own good. If Autifony failed with big bucks behind it why would you believe this person?
       
    12. Ambassador
      Cool

      Ambassador Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High frequency hearing loss and lifetime noise exposure
      I have f0und it impossible to get a straight answer regarding Tinnitus Retraining Therapy. I've asked is the use masking or sound enrichment and what type and duration and all I ever hear is double talk, sign up spend a couple thousand dollars and all will be revealed. Not buying it.
       
    13. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma, noise exposure, TMD? ETD?
      @Ambassador, I've visited a tinnitus clinic this year and this is what they gave me regarding TRT. I have my own WNG's but have seldom used them. I still think my noise could be cervical caused even though I have HF hearing loss like you.
       

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      Last edited: Dec 21, 2017
    14. fixedgear808
      Starving

      fixedgear808 Member

      Location:
      Honolulu
      Tinnitus Since:
      since childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      frequent childhood ear infections
      I did a WhoIs search on the website and wasn't surprised to discovered that it's registered anonymously.

      If they had nothing to hide, they wouldn't be anonymous.
       
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    15. Ambassador
      Cool

      Ambassador Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High frequency hearing loss and lifetime noise exposure
      That's a good article but still leaves me wanting more of the mystery to be revealed. TRT talks about sound but then goes on to say it's not masking. I think this is hair splitting.

      Any noise that I hear that distracts me from hearing my tinnitus seem to me to be masking.
       
    16. Jontrast
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      Jontrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017 (Late November 2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Extremely loud noise preceived from headphones
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    17. threefirefour
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      threefirefour Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ and Bad neck
      The scam artists eat eachother.
       
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