Tinnitus is a condition that affects 10-15% of the adult population. There is a strong link between tinnitus and hearing loss. Four out of five people who live with tinnitus also experience hearing loss. Whilst there is no proven cure for tinnitus, there are many proven management strategies to help you manage your tinnitus. Central to many tinnitus management strategies is the use of sound. Sound is used in a therapeutic way to shift your attention away from your tinnitus. Progressive Tinnitus Management (PTM) is one such strategy developed by the US Veterans Administration.
The Phonak Tinnitus Balance app helps you manage your PTM sound plan. You can select sounds from your SmartPhone’s music library or there is a list of default sounds. You can rate the effectiveness of each sound in achieving its desired effect (soothing, background or interesting) and the overall ratings can be reviewed with your hearing care professional to reach your optimal sound plan. There is a timer for use when falling asleep and if you use Phonak hearing aids, you can stream your sounds over Bluetooth via Phonak ComPilot directly to your ears.
This app is intended to be part of a personalized tinnitus management program provided by a hearing care professional familiar with the diagnosis and management of tinnitus.
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Ratings and Reviews
Sends data to Google Analytics - do not download!
I downloaded this app and the first thing you have to do is agree to allow it to send user data to Google Analytics, which is totally unnecessary for this kind of app. I would rather pay $10 for an app that doesn't connect anywhere than one that is a free front for Google to collect even more personal data about me.
Google is evil as it collects user data through all its free services and apps that it sells to advertising agencies, HR consulting services, governments all across the globe, NGOs, militaries, secret services, non-state sponsored clandestine intelligence services. If you took a cr*p behind a tree in Yosemite Park, Google's satellite services saw it and can even identify your brand of tighty-whities.
This is an embarrassing app. It’s shouldn’t be called ‘tinnitus relief’ but rather phonak music (as you’re literally just playing music or sounds) as it’s completely useless if you can’t stream it to your hearing aid. Oh yea, you can if you wanna spend a ton of more money and have to wear an additional piece that allows that, which looks like a life alert. No thank you! Returning my B90 “Premier Hearing Aid” as soon as my audiologist gets back from vacation. I feel so let down. You guys totally miss marketed this hearing aid- shame!
Hey Phonak, how about iCom and wireless access
It may have some promise but I don't understand why Phonak would have an app that doesn't connect to their hearing aids via iCom. I am not going to want my tinnitus distractions to be heard throughout the room. I suppose I could use an audio cable but the incredible Phonak technology is certainly not fully utilized.
- Phonak AG
- 33.5 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Phonak AG
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.