Tinnitus Therapy – Stop the ringing in your ears - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

I've been a developer for about 20 years. I first started building websites, then moving on to creating Flash games. After this, I became a freelance creative developer and won many awards for my work in the advertising industry. Later, I worked for the BBC in the UK, working on the UI for the YouView TV Set Top Box.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

I had to do a lot of research into the medical condition Tinnitus before deciding how to create the app. There have been many different treatments tested and I have read dozens of studies. I eventually decided that the 'spectrally notched' audio therapy approach used in my app was a good choice of therapy. This has been researched for years and is a simple, drug-free, and non-invasive way to treat tinnitus symptoms.

Liam is a designer and developer with over 20 years of experience in software development and animation. His background is in medical research, but he now focuses on creating small productivity apps, motion graphics and games.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

- Fit Brick. This is a very handy app that connects to my body scanner scales to tell me not just my weight, but also the percentage of body fat, muscle mass, and even hydration. Its poor reviews are unfair, mainly from people who could not work out how to connect the app to their bathroom scales. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whb.loease.happyfamily

- MyFitnessPal.

Another health-related app which helps tracking calories and macronutrients with a handy barcode scanner. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myfitnesspal.android

- The Money Pouch. I use this app to help me decide which investments to buy and when. It provides trading signals for conservative, balanced and adventurous traders that tell me which proportion of my portfolio should be in each sector every month. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.moneypouch

How long have you been working on this app?

The first version of the Tinnitus Therapy app took about one month to create. But I am constantly researching this field and make occasional updates to the app in order to improve the therapy or its usability.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

In creating this app, I wanted to help the millions of people suffering from tinnitus. I also used to suffer tinnitus, so ambition was also somewhat self-motivated.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

There are several ways in which my Tinnitus Therapy app is better than other similar offerings on the market. Firstly, unlike many tinnitus apps which only use noise to 'mask' tinnitus, my app creates a treatment that targets your specific tinnitus pitch (and everyone is different). Secondly, unlike some of the services out there, I do not charge a monthly fee. There are no subscription or hidden charges within my app. Finally, although my app is relatively new to the market, it has already helped thousands of tinnitus sufferers to reduce their tinnitus symptoms.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

I will continue to research new developments in the field of treating tinnitus using spectrally notched audio. As and when we learn about ways to improve treatment, I will integrate these into the app. I am currently researching how to target 'atonal tinnitus' and how best to approach treating multiple tinnitus tones at once.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

Users can always contact me with questions or feedback about the app. I would only ask that users pass the app onto anyone that they think it could help.

Tinnitus Therapy – Stop the ringing in your ears

About App:

Stop the ringing in your ears with this groundbreaking proven notch therapy treatment.

How does it work?
First, we identify your tinnitus frequency, then we play what is called 'pink noise' with your tinnitus frequency filtered out. Listening to this every day can improve your tinnitus symptoms by forcing your ears to adjust for the missing frequency.

Really?
Yes, really. The science behind this new type of tinnitus treatment is backed by years of PhD research. Learn more here: https://www.spikything.com/blog/index.php/2019/02/25/tinnitus-therapy-app

Why get this app?
Unlike similar software available out there, I do not charge a monthly fee, nor impose any restrictions or time-limited trials on the app. I'll also be updating and improving the app as the community learns more about how to improve the therapy.

How to prove it's filtering out frequencies?
To see what the app is doing when it's running, you could use a Spectrum Analyzer, such as this:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.spikything.speccy

Here's wishing you good hearing health.

Categories: Health & Fitness

Date: June 11, 2020

Developer: Liam O'Donnell

About developer: Liam is a designer and developer with over 20 years of experience in softwar ... Read more

Website: https://www.spikything.com/blog/index.php/2019/02/25/tinnitus-therapy-app/

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