Notch, or window, therapy is a Tinnitus therapy that can reduce the intesity of your Tinnitus by simply listening to special audio tracks on your audio player, car stereo, etc. I've provided links in the "Tinnitus Research" section that you can read if you're curious about what it is.
This site will teach you how to do this for yourself, for free. Watch the video below for a quick introduction and what types of Tinnitus are suitable for the therapy:
Before you start, you'll need to install two things:
2. The Nyquist band stop filter plugin for Audacity.
To help make it easier for you, here's a video showing you what to do:
Before you start: Know that this site is here for informational purposes only. If you choose to do this, you're assuming all risk and doing it for yourself. I'm not a medical professional, and I'm not an expert in Tinnitus, neuroscience, etc. Instead, I'm providing this information to hopefully help you help yourself. If you want to contact me with questions or hopefully a success story, you can do so at mcauthorn (at) notchtherapy.com. Good luck!
First off, you'll need a modern browser like Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Click the "Play" button below, then use the slider to find your
frequency. Take your time with this part - it's often a good idea to do a few sessions at different times to confirm your frequency.
Another trick is to use an octave to help you confirm it. For example, if you think your frequency is 8,000. Move the slider down to 4,000 Hz (8,000 / 2). If it's the same pitch, just lower, you've nailed it. Just take your time and try and get it as close as possible.
NOTE #1: If your frequency is 8,000Hz or less, you can potentially speed up your results by listening to long sessions - 5 or so hours at a time. Sleeping with the notched noise track playing works here too. It's great for masking as well, so you'll probably sleep better too.
This technique can give you results within a few weeks (I experienced this with my Tinnitus).
NOTE #2: If you've got a frequency above 8,000Hz, listen morning, noon, and night for a 1-hour session each. This is somewhat slower, and can take months to take hold so be patient. Here too, sleeping with it next to you at night may help speed things up, so definitely try it.
There have been some important studies done on Tinnitus, and this section aims to help you learn more about your condition. It's far from comprehensive; instead, consider this to be a curated, living list of interesting developments in the Tinnitus research world.
The List is below.
Note: None of this is light reading, but you owe it to yourself to understand your condition as much as possible. So jump in! Some advice: to get a quick feel for the article read the abstract, introduction and conclusion sections. I hope you find them useful...