According to the American Tinnitus Association, about 50 million Americans experience the ringing, buzzing or whistling sensation in their ears otherwise known as tinnitus. No cure currently exists for tinnitus, but there is a management tool that can help provide personalized relief by lessening the impact of tinnitus so you can live better. Starkey Hearing Technologies is proud to introduce Relax, a new app to help provide personalized relief to those suffering from tinnitus.
Relax is 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:
- Hearing Aids: because most who experience tinnitus also experience hearing loss, ambient sounds can be amplified to cover tinnitus through Made for iPhone® or 900 MHz wireless hearing aids.
- Sound Therapy: incorporate Relax into your sound therapy program by using sound to decrease the loudness or prominence of tinnitus.
Relax also allows you to create new, customized relief sounds coupled with soothing images to accommodate the changing behavior of your tinnitus. By modifying the volume, frequency response and rate of fluctuation, users can create customized versions for each of the 12 relief sounds unique to their own tinnitus.
Relax offers the following sounds:
- Starkey Relief Sound (similar to Multiflex Tinnitus Stimulus)
- Ocean Waves
- Acoustic Guitar
- Babbling Brook
- Oscillating Fan
- Crackling Fire
The app also includes a variety of tinnitus education materials about symptoms, causes, treatments and solutions as well as a way to reach our appointment booking call center for further help and assistance. 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 can use the app by plugging in directly connective earbuds. Relax supports iOS version 7.0 and later and Android platforms version 4.1 and later.
For more information on the Relax app and other Starkey mobile apps, click here.