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Tinnitus Tamer

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Tinnitus and the Tinnitus Tamer

It appears only natural to assume that as our ears pick up sound waves, they convert them into electrical nerve signals that represent the sounds, a loud sound producing a large nerve signal, silence producing no nerve signal at all, and once these nerve signals arrive at the brain we hear them as sounds.

However, our auditory system is not that simple. The electrical signals that travel from the ear to the brain are not an electrical representation of audio waves. The signals passing to the brain when there are no sounds are as strong as the signals produced by loud sounds.

Before the electrical signals from the ears are passed to that portion of the brain that hears the sounds, they pass through neural networks that act as filters. These filters are part of the subconscious part of the brain, and are closely connected with the part of the brain that controls emotions and the automatic response of the body to danger.

Our experiences continuously modify these neural networks, changing which signals are enhanced, which are attenuated, and which are totally suppressed, before the signals are presented to the cerebral cortex to be perceived a sounds. Essentially, these neural networks try to pass sounds on a "need to hear" basis.

Think of how we detect the sound of our own name, a distant car horn, or a new baby stirring in its sleep, whereas we may be unaware of the sound of the blood rushing through our arteries, rain pounding on the roof, or traffic noises from a nearby street.

Signals that are new, or associated with a negative experiences, are enhanced to alert the body to prepare for "fight or flight". Interesting enough, signals that are recognized as representing a known danger evoke a weaker reaction of the autonomic system than those categorized as an unknown danger. Signals that are recognized as having occurred before, and which are not being associated with positive or negative events, evoke the least reaction from the autonomic system.

The Tinnitus Tamer uses repeating signals that are similar to the Tinnitus, interspersed with silent periods. The repeating signals are not associated with anything of significance, and will modify the neural networks that they will attenuate the Tinnitus sounds as representing a neutral, nonsignificant signal. The silent periods help the brain to perceive silence when there are no external sounds.

Thus, the Tinnitus Tamer uses the resources of your own body to take care of the Tinnitus in a natural way.

When you first start using the Tinnitus Tamer, you should run three 10-minute training sessions spread throughout the day. Later on, you can increase or decrease the usage based on you needs.

In some cases, the Tinnitus will rapidly disappear.

In most cases, the Tinnitus will improve in stages:
• First, during a training session.
• Next, for several minutes after a training session has ended.
• Gradually, the time of relief after a training session will become longer.
• Eventually, the Tinnitus will be reduced to a low level that is of little bother.
• Many Tinnitus sufferers will find that the Tinnitus will be completely eliminated.

Tinnitus Tamer Q&A

Can I try out the TinnitusTamer?
Yes, After you downloaded and installed the Macintosh or Windows Tinnitus Tamer, you can use it for fourteen consecutive days without paying for it. You need to purchase a license to use the Tinnitus Tamer after the initial fourteen days.

Is the TinnitusTamer available in other Languages?
The Tinnitus Tamer for iPad is available in other languages. The German version has German windows, alerts, and user guide. The French and Spanish versions have only French or Spanish windows and alerts.
The Tinnitus Tamer for Mac or Windows is only available in English. However, a Spanish user guide is available for download on the left column of this page.

Are some features disabled during the try-out period?
No, the software you download provides all the features of the Tinnitus Tamer for a 14 day period after its first use. However, the Tinnitus Tamer for Macintosh only create files from tone sequences after a license has been purchased.

What other equipment do I need?
In addition to the computer, you only need a pair of earphones. Please download the user manual to learn more about which earphones are best for use with the Tinnitus Tamer.

What technical skills do I need to use the Tinnitus Tamer?
The Tinnitus Tamer includes nine pre-programmed training sequences that you can use without making any adjustments at all. At this level you need no technical skills other than those you need to operate your computer. The user manual teaches you the skills you need to optimise the pre-programmed training sequences for your type of Tinnitus. If you change a training sequence, and you do not like your changes, the Tinnitus Tamer lets you always go back to the original sequence.

Can I listen to the tone sequences when I am away from my computer?
Yes, the Tinnitus Tamer for Macintosh lets you create sound files from personalized tone sequences. To can rip the sound from the Tinnitus Tamer for Windows using third party utilities, some of which are free. You can copy these files to an iPhone or iPod, to continue treatment while away from your computer.

How do I get the Tinnitus Tamer?
Select the Tinnitus Tamer version for the operating system you want to use, in the left column on this web page. Click "Purchase LIcense" for Mac and Windows versions, and or "Buy from App Store" for the iPad version.

Where can I find more information on the Tinnitus Tamer?
In the Tinnitus Tamer user manual. The Tinnitus Tamer for Macintosh has a build-in user guide, which is opened from the main control window. The Tinnitus Tamer for Windows includes a pdf version of the user manual. The iPad version includes user guide pages, which are accessible through tab buttons on the main control window.
If you want to read the user manual without downloading the Tinnitus Tamer, click "Download" in the user manual box in the left column on this web page to download only the user manual.

How do I pay for the Tinnitus Tamer?
Purchase a license for the Tinnitus Tamer for Macintosh or Windows by clicking on this Kagi Store link.

Purchase the Tinnitus Tamer for the iPad by clicking on this App Store link

A single-user license for the Tinnitus Tamer is US$35.00.

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