Well, not exactly an app. But this device may help millions of people with tinnitus, that persistent (and largely incurable) ringing in the ears.
My mother has tinnitus. She has to have the radio on in order to drown out the ringing so she can fall asleep. The side effect is that she spends far too much time listening to Coast to Coast with George Noory, which has convinced her that we’re all about to die in the coming Super Storm when the Earth’s polarity suddenly flips.
Maybe this device can help. It looks like an iPod but instead of playing music, it plays frequencies tuned to the frequency of the patient’s tinnitus. Used regulary over a period of several months, 75% of patients in the study found that the device eased their symptons.
It’s not cheap–it’s available in the UK for £4,000–but what’s the cost of a good night’s sleep? Or your sanity?