How to Use
Sound Therapy

Introduction to Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy as a general tool is something that millions of people use throughout the world, in fact a recent study showed that 69% of participants utilised music as their key tool for managing stress or their mental health. Throughout the ages, humans have known that sound and music affect them in the most incredible ways and yet in modern society we are indoctrinated to look for a pill to cure us. It is only when there is no pill for our condition that we begin to look for alternatives.

Sound Therapy has an incredible base of scientific and anecdotal evidence, supporting those with tinnitus to both reduce their symptoms in the short and long term. Although various methods of utilising sound exist within this space, including masking, tinnitus retraining, notch filtering, broadband sounds and many others, all you really need to know, is that the right sound therapy can be a great option to support your journey to tinnitus wellness.

A Gold Standard for Sound Therapy

We believe that the T-Minus sound therapy is a gold standard in tinnitus sound therapy. It has been created with many of the aforementioned theories in mind, it covers the broadband sounds of natural recordings, fractal tones of the beautiful musical narratives and uniquely for tinnitus sound therapy, it is designed with an end goal in mind. The T-Minus sound therapy aims to move the user through each series, gently increasing the difficulty of the audiological environment and supporting a process of desensitisation. Utilising the sound therapy is a long term habit that must be formed and moving through the sound therapy is akin to beginning a new exercise regime, it requires dedication, patience and consistency.

Choice

For ongoing use, we provide a library of approximately 30 hours of sound therapy to choose from. As you become more comfortable, you may gravitate toward certain albums, this is an important stage as enjoying the sound therapy will of course determine your ongoing desire to stick with it.

Personalisation

Personalisation can also increase adherence to any plan, so control over which tracks you use and being able to mix in coloured noise overlays and frequency pure tones was very important for us when designing the app. You can use the sound controls panel behind every album in order to adjust and mix the volumes of each of these components and even pan these sounds to your left or right side if you only experience symptoms on one side.

    Top Tips

  • Try beginning at series 1 ‘Environmental’ and progressing slowly as you become more comfortable with each new album and series style.
  • Open the sound controls section behind every album and begin to personalise your sound therapy. Try a coloured noise overlay, that roughly covers your tinnitus frequencies. Utilise the frequency pure tone generator, to find an estimate of your tinnitus frequency and try feeding that back to yourself. Learn to make friends with this sound and even share it with others, allowing them to understand your experience.
  • Set the volume of the sound therapy below that of your own tinnitus rather than try to compete and mask it.
  • Try to listen to the sound therapy as part of your background noise, rather than closing yourself off from the world with noise cancelling headphones. Don’t further isolate yourself from your environments.
  • If using the sound therapy at night, leave it on, rather than switching off when you fall asleep. Waking up in silence can make your tinnitus appear louder.
  • If sounds are difficult and stressful, start very gently, use the more pleasant sounds to you on low volume and begin to challenge yourself over time.