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Make Your Own Tinnitus Sound Therapy

May 21, 2015

Tinnitus can be annoying, frustrating and even painful at times. That hissing, whistling or ringing sensation can be distracting, and while there is currently no cure, a brand new mobile app from Starkey Hearing Technologies offers the ability to create personalized tinnitus management sounds. 

Starkey Hearing Technologies is proud to introduce Relax, a mobile app that works with both iOS and Android™ devices to give users 12 unique relief sounds and provide comprehensive tinnitus education and self-management. The app can be used in conjunction with or incorporated into already existing tinnitus management strategies:

1. Hearing Aids
: Most who experience tinnitus also experience hearing loss, ambient sounds can be amplified to cover tinnitus through Made for iPhone® or900 MHz wireless hearing aids. 

2. Sound Therapy: Incorporate Relax into your sound therapy program by using sound to decrease the loudness or prominence of tinnitus. 

Relax allows you to create customized relief sounds to accommodate the changing behavior of your tinnitus. By modifying the volume, frequency response and rate of fluctuation, you can create personalized versions of each of the 12 relief sounds for sound therapy unique to your own tinnitus.

Relax offers the following sounds:

Starkey Relief Sound (similar to Starkey’s Multiflex Tinnitus Stimulus)
Ocean Waves
Acoustic Guitar
Babbling Brook
Oscillating Fan
Crackling Fire

Relax is also an informational resource and includes information about tinnitus symptoms, causes, treatments and solutions. Users can easily navigate through relevant tips, facts and contact information without having to leave the app. 

Relax works with Made for iPhone hearing aids via an iOS device and also with 900 MHz wireless hearing aids via SurfLink® Mobile. Users who don’t use hearing aids but also suffer from tinnitus can stream relief sounds to Bluetooth® audio devices such as headphones or speakers, or use the app by plugging directly into connective earbuds. Relax supports iOS version 7.0 and later and Android platforms version 4.1 and later.  

Start managing your tinnitus and get relief today. Download the Starkey Relax app on the App StoreSM or Google Play™.  If you have further questions about tinnitus management or to learn more on how we at Audiology and Hearing Centers of NEPA can help, contact us today.   


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