February 25, 2010 in Health and Fitness (E)
[prMac.com] Dartmouth, NS - Announcing that Inner Ear Solutions, the developers of iTinnitus Solutions 1.1, have launched an application for tinnitus sufferers. The application is a comprehensive package for tracking tinnitus and sound therapy. Using validated sound therapy techniques applied to dynamic tinnitus tracking, iTinnitus Solutions can improve the degree of perceived tinnitus.
Tinnitus is a condition that causes constant ringing or buzzing in one or both ears. Typically, it is the result of natural aging or exposure to loud sounds, such as music listened to at a very high volume or industrial noise exposures. The persistent noise is very irritating and makes it difficult to relax or concentrate properly. There is no cure and many patients have just been told to live with it. This can be very frustrating for both the patient and the doctor.
As a tinnitus sufferer himself, Dr. Robin LeBlanc created iTinnitus Solutions to help the many people who seek help for the affliction, "I am a physician helping tinnitus patients in my office. So many ask for help and I did not have the tools on hand to deal with them. I collaborated with other people who have interests in the field of tinnitus in order to come up with a comprehensive sound therapy package."
The good doctor has put the sound therapy package into a private application that users can take advantage of anytime from their iPhone or iPod Touch. Of course, the application is not recommended as a substitute for a physical exam to rule out medical causes of tinnitus, nor should it be considered a proper hearing exam. iTinnitus Solutions is best suited for people who have had their ears tested and have sought a physician's opinion to get their diagnosis.
What iTinnitus Solutions does is help users pinpoint the frequencies of their tinnitus. Once done, the frequencies can be tracked on a graph and emailed to a specialist or insurance company if necessary, all from within the app. The program also uses that dynamic information to guide users on how to mask and even inhibit the irritating noise they experience, so they can find periods of quiet relief.
The software uses a validated treatment protocol to help improve the quality of life for those who suffer from tinnitus. As long as a patient's doctor has ruled out or treated any medical causes, a motivated sufferer can use the application to affect improvement. The Inner Ear website has a page that people can use to grade the level of their tinnitus to find their starting point for comparison over the long term.
What iTinnitus Solutions offers:
* A means to characterize the ringing in terms of pitch and volume
* Tracking of the tinnitus in a daily diary graph
* Full masking capabilities
* Residual inhibition of tinnitus based on dynamic tracking data
* Tinnitus retraining package for long term improvement
* Grade tinnitus on the Inner Ear Solutions website
Users forced to live with the maddening din of tinnitus will find this comprehensive tool a Godsend. The iTinnitus Solutions sound therapy can give them sweet relief from noise and even retrain their affliction, without even having to go the doctor's office. In fact, the doctor comes to them through the device. No other house call is this inexpensive and helpful, especially for the long term results.
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 2.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
iTinnitus Solutions 1.1 is only $4.99 (CAD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Healthcare & Fitness category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Inner Ear Solutions is an Atlantic group of physicians and audiologists interested in helping people with inner ear disorders. They have a particular interest in tinnitus, benign positional paroxysmal vertigo and virally-mediated vestibular neuronitis. Recovery from these disorders can sometimes be prolonged and unfortunately primary care physicians are not always well equipped to diagnose and help manage long term care to get people back on their feet as quickly as possible. Copyright (C) 2010 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.