TinnitusPlay — Mix, Modulate & Notch Sounds Tailored to Your Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by Tinnitus Talk, Dec 13, 2019.

    1. Chris_P

      Chris_P Member

      Location:
      Columbia, SC
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly hearing loss/acoustic damage, unknown
      That's excellent! Thanks for your response, Hazel. Looking forward to learning more about the notched therapy as I've had trouble finding good apps or programs for that and have not been able to try it. And I saw your responses above since my first post so have been able to learn more but looking forward to reading some studies also. Hopefully this app is able to go into a trial phase given some initial positive results, or at least reports! :)
       
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    2. Chris_P

      Chris_P Member

      Location:
      Columbia, SC
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly hearing loss/acoustic damage, unknown
      Hello all - First, I hope everybody is faring well in this trying time! Is there an update on the app coming to Android?
       
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    3. John Moore

      John Moore Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      My father had it...
      I listened to the “TinnitusPlay — Mix, Modulate & Notch Sounds” and immediately noticed a huge increase in my tinnitus.

      I also tried another tinnitus app (it uses specific frequencies as a therapy), from the Play Store a few weeks ago and had the same response.

      My brain doesn't like the specific frequencies that are supposed to soothe and calm down the ringing. Has anyone else had this experience?
       
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    4. hans799
      Mellow

      hans799 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Hungary
      Tinnitus Since:
      Born with it
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Worsened Dec 2016 by headphones
      Can't wait for the Android version :)
       
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    5. Don Tinny

      Don Tinny Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017 (worsening)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert with ear plugs
      Same experience here. Masking doesn't work for me, except the real sea sound.
       
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    6. MAnSV
      Kick ass

      MAnSV Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Just read about this app in @Hazel's recent update. I'm going to try it! I have reactive tinnitus and had lots of trouble with masking. It was so frustrating as everyone talks about masking, but my tinnitus always wins...

      The best app for me, so far, which this app may be able to borrow some ideas from, is "Tinnitus HQ-ear ringing relief."

      The matching interface was intuitive for me as I could easily drag the bar and widen or narrow the frequency band easily. So, I had some luck notching.

      There's a lot of sounds you can mix together. I found a bit of bubbling lava, combined with a tiny bit of ocean waves, and a more twilight resonance, all dialed in at different levels, calms me the most, and doesn't react much.

      It doesn't totally mask, but it's the best I've found so far, after what must be ten apps, including paid subscription services that made mine worse.
       
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    7. aot
      Bookworm

      aot Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016. Worsened 11/2019.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced, worsened due to noise expouse + flu.
      Congrats on your success. Finding the right sound can be difficult. I've had good results with the ReLife sound app.
       
    8. Joe B

      Joe B Member

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Still trying to figure out the best procedure to use with the TinnitusPlay app? Am I trying to actually match the ringing or hissing? Am I trying to mask it, which is easy with any sound. Help!
       
    9. friend74
      Doubtful

      friend74 Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music
      Hello,

      Any news/updates regarding the Android version of TinnitusPlay?
       
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    10. Ryan Jones
      Curious

      Ryan Jones Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe wood saw noise
      Hi everyone,

      Do the Neuromodulation sounds in the TinnitusPlay app make anyone else’s tinnitus get quieter for a while?

      When I listen to the sounds at my frequency, my tinnitus gets quiet and the effect lasts for a bit afterwards too.

      Anyone else?
       
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    11. ron3033

      ron3033 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      When will TinnitusPlay be available for a tablet that uses Android? I sure would like to try it.

      What about the Sonus Complete pill? Another scam?

      Thanks.
       
    12. Codeflowd
      Doubtful

      Codeflowd Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Dont know
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      It's been a lot longer than a month and still no Android version?

      What is the current status of TinnitusPlay for Android?
       
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    13. Garye
      Thinking

      Garye Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ??
      Sorry... Same question... Is an Android version in the works? Cheers all.
       
    14. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Founder Staff Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      I'm very sorry to inform about this, but it's probably going to take some unknown amount of time... if it even happens.

      A very generous member of Tinnitus Talk kindly covered the development costs for the iOS version, and in the beginning the plan was to build an Android version as well, but it was later on found to be exorbitantly expensive to develop. The quote was nearly $40,000. That number was somewhat discouraging.

      We'd still love to have it done, but either we need to find some serious funding for it, or a capable Android developer in our midst wanting to volunteer their time and expertise for the project. And often these people are already very busy as it's a highly coveted skill, and thus finding a volunteer(s) can be tricky. That said, if that person happens to be reading this post, please do reach out to me. :)
       
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    15. arilou

      arilou Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thanks so much for the excellent app!

      I have a small suggestion that could make it a little bit better. The tone match could have another use: to assess your hearing at different frequencies. For this to be more effective it only needs a button that swaps left and right ear while playing with which you can easily realise that you have dips in hearing in you left or right ear by comparing them. Or even better - there could be a separate screen where you move the volume slider to the position where you barely start hearing the tone in your left and right ear for a given frequency and in the end you get a curve of those volume sliders.
       
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    16. josh77

      josh77 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/4/2015
      The app is much appreciated!

      Crickets! My best masking sounds. I've learned over the years that the closer the frequency of the crickets to my hearing loss the better.

      For example:

      My hearing starts dropping off around kHz.
      4 kHz -30 dB
      6 kHz -50 dB
      8 kHz -60 dB

      So my ideal masking track would be:
      +30 dB at 4 kHz
      +50 dB at 6 kHz
      +60 dB at 8 kHz

      Frequency control in the sound mixer would be wonderful.

      "Crickets 1" has mostly 4 kHz, some 6 kHz and some 8 kHz (according to another free app that shows frequencies).
       
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    17. Halsy

      Halsy Member

      Location:
      Toronto
      Tinnitus Since:
      Sept. 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Abscess tooth
      I hate Apple - and it's not like I like Google much more - but if an Android version of the app ain't gonna happen - and it seems doubtful it will by now - how old an Apple phone could it run on? So anyone interested in trying it could at least buy the oldest, cheapest Apple phone possible to get it to run.
       
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    18. josh77

      josh77 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/4/2015
      The more I use TinnitusPlay, the more I like it. Clearly a lot of thought and work went into this app.

      The Amplitude Modulation at 64 Hz using crickets 5 seems to work best for me.

      For reference - I have moderate hearing loss around 4 kHz and it continues to drop nearing severe loss at 8 kHz.

      My tinnitus is debilitating and has altered my life significantly.
       
    19. Kae

      Kae Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      To those of you who have been using TinnitusPlay for a while — have you noticed some long term improvements?

      I discovered neuromodulation two days ago on YouTube, and my first listening session made my tinnitus disappear about 80%. Unfortunately it only lasted for a short while.

      Decided to give TinnitusPlay a go. The fact that I can play the tones in background is fantastic.

      I just wonder if I should only expect to get temporary relief when I use it, or if there's a point in using it frequently to help quiet down the tinnitus, if ever so slightly, in the long run.

      In general, what has been your experience with the app? I'm curious, would like to know.

      Thank you very much to the developers and Tinnitus Talk, this little app is fantastic. Just rated it 5* on the App Store.
       

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