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A new app could help those who struggle with tinnitus

Will be interesting to see how well it works.

woman holding her hand up to her ear diapason tinnitus app
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Shown at CES 2019, French startup Diapason is working on an app that claims to help people deal with the annoying effects of tinnitus. While I’m not at CES this year, I do suffer from tinnitus after years and years of mobile bass competitions, so news in the field that blends tech and relief is always exciting.

With Diapason, according to Engadget, “the app had been developed with leading tinnitus experts including Alain Londero, a medical doctor that specializes in ENT (ear, nose, threat) conditions,” which hopefully means a little bit more science behind the relief.

More about the app

First of all, you’re going to want to use headphones when in the app to deliver the sound where it’s needed most. The app is built around the concept of small, easy-to-play minigames that trigger different sounds and tones that are associated with your particular brand of tinnitus (which you set up at the beginning with various tests).

Personally, I think this works on two fronts because I’ve had relief from tinnitus simply by taking my mind off the issue with other stimuli, but also, as Engadget notes “you’re working through some acoustic re-education or cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT)” with the Diapason app.

Pricing of the app

Sadly, this is not an ad-supported app, but instead, you’re looking at a subscription to use the full set of features from the app. It’s around $15 a month, or you can pay yearly for around $170.

The app is currently available for download on Android and iOS, but on iOS, you’re only going to be able to find it in French it seems. I also had issues with logging in, but hopefully, those things will be resolved soon.

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