Scam?: Tinnitus Terminator

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by LouRich, Jun 16, 2015.

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    1. LouRich
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      Does anyone know anything about the product/system called Tinnitus-Terminator? Has anyone tried it? It seems to have a lot of reviews, but all by the person who developed the system. I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried it? It's a sound, or vibration-matching system, I think.
       
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    2. Danny Boy
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      Wonder if James Cameron has tried it?
       
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    3. Silvio Sabo
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      Sounds bogus. Every time I read something and it starts with something like "simple two-step technique that will solve all your problems" I can hear my T. going up in volume 10-fold. Oh wait, that's just the alarm bells, never mind...
       
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    4. Silvio Sabo
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      Here's another quote "The sound therapy included in Tinnitus Terminator has to be listening by sufferers to eliminate the ringing in ears faster than any other surgery of therapy."

      Jeez, I didn't know there were any surgeries or therapies that eliminates T. Where do I sign up for those?! :eek:
       
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    5. Danny Boy
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      Big Pharma don't want me to know about this hahah. They always use this line.
       
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    6. LouRich
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    7. linearb
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      Find Out Why Big Pharma Hates This One Weird Trick for Tinnitus Relief!





      this is bullshit.
       
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    8. Atlantis

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      LouRich you have registered today and your only posts are asking about this snake oil product. Are you the creator of the product?
       
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    9. linearb
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    10. LouRich
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      LouRich Member

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      Of course I'm not the creator of the product. I registered in order to ask the question, so yes, it's my question. My husband has this condition, but he won't seek any kind of treatment, so I was looking around and saw this product, but no reliable reviews to go with it. So I registered here to see if anyone knew anything about it. I thought that this forum would be a good place to ask. Why is that a problem? I don't know that it's "snake oil". I have no idea. If no one has tried it, how would anyone know?
       
    11. LouRich
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      Oh by the way, the reason I provided the link is because someone else asked me to do so after I posted my original question.
       
    12. linearb
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      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      There are a ton of tinnitus products on the internet and they're all crap, they are all marketed through shady looking websites, those websites have a particular look and feel to them, and once you've seen about a dozen different ones over the years, then you get pretty good at recognizing them.

      Further, many of these product makers are in the habit of hiring astroturfters to sign up for accounts on tinnitus forums and draw attention to their products. Hence, whenever someone makes an account on a tinnitus forum for the explicit purpose of drawing attention to such a product, people who have seen this happen a number of time over the years will just assume that person is an astroturfer.

      If you are not an astroturfer, then the answer to your question is "this product is garbage which will relieve you of nothing except your money".
       
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    13. Richard zurowski

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      Linearb ..thank you well said.
       
    14. LouRich
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      Thank you for your response. I'm not an astroturfer, just a regular person who had a question. From what I can see here, without exploring every word on every page, no one has the solution to this tinnitus problem.
       
    15. linearb
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      Yes, you're correct; as far as an actual cure which will reduce the volume or eliminate the sound in a majority of people, nothing like that exists.

      As far as management goes, different people have different strategies, and everyone responds differently. Some people are able to pretty quickly get to a point where the condition doesn't bother them much, even if it's pretty loud -- other people struggle hard to regain any quality of life at all, even if their ear ringing isn't that loud volume wise.

      As someone who has this condition and would still say that I'm pretty happy with life most of the time, there's a short list of things that have worked for me, and a much longer list of things that had no effect at all -- but figuring out what is on those lists took a lot of time and effort, and the things that work for me don't necessarily work for others.
       
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    16. erik
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      Yup Scammy
       
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    17. earsnothappy

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      It seems to be a sound therapy. Listening to special recordings a few minutes a day. They want $47 for access to the system and comes with a 60 day money back. It just seems like a scam though. If it worked I'd think we would have heard about it here by someone posting about it working.
       
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    18. JRMEYER

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      The maker of Tinnitus Terminator cannot even pronounce TIN-AH-TUS (Not TIN-I-TUS) correctly.
       
    19. Atlantis

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      Tinnitus can be pronounced both ways. Both are correct.
       
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    20. Danny Boy
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      Come with me if you want to live lol
       
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    21. grate_biff
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      Sarah Conner! I was told she is here. Can I see her please?
       
    22. globalion
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      This is an example of how insidious web-based sales have become. A Google search of Tinnitus Terminator brings up several pages of reviews, blogs, forums, media outlets, etc. But upon scrutiny, they all end up being promotions for the product.

      The University of San Francisco has a program, that this is modeled after, that is supposedly successful in treating tinnitus. The USF treatment costs $5,000. Tinnitus Terminator costs $47. Even given the under-handed sales tactics, I am tempted to give it a try. But I am too poor to risk the $47. I would love to hear from somebody here is willing to do so.
       
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    23. Sailboardman
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      "Tinnitus Ridiculator" is the patented name. Distributed by "BS Enterprises. Company slogan: Ripping off the world, a dollar at a time."
       
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    24. earsnothappy

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      My thoughts are if the University of San Francisco can cure tinnitus for $5000, than I think we'd have heard about people being cured there by now. I'm sure there's plenty of people including myself that'd pay $5k to be cured of this noise.
       
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    25. Danny Boy
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      Sure why not?? First you'd need to buy my new tinnitus treatment plan...100% money back guarantee

      Money back guarantee only lasts five minutes from purchase.
       
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    26. Carlos1

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    27. Tennrltr
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      He talks wayyyyyyyyy to long. Get to the point. By time he gets thru you should already be cured. Don't need is product.
       
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    28. erik
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      scam and a paid advert
       
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    29. Carlos1

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      its what I thought too
      People suck
       
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    30. Jackh

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      I registered here to report on this program. I am on day 9 of this therapy and thus far there has been no change in my tinnitus. I will go through it all, only takes 15 min a day so no big wup.

      Yes, I paid the $47 since it has the money back guarentee. Now the strange part......

      I was charges on amount on my CC. Went to the link and DL'd the sound files. My CC was charged the $47. But the next day I get an email that they posted a refund of $47 to my card. Sure enough it was indeed credited back to me. I never asked for a refund since I just got it!

      What have you got to lose? Nothing from the start in my experience.

      I will complete the program and see what happens. Actually the concept seems plausible, re training your brain to "cancel" this white noise we suffer from. Who knows?
       
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