A new sound therapy app, T-Minus, has been launched on Apple's App Store to help people who suffer from tinnitus.
The condition currently affects 1 in 8 people in the UK alone, with the likes of Eats Everything, Carl Craig and Bicep's Matt McBriar among the high profile dance music names with the hearing condition.
Defined by a persistent internal noise often described as a humming, whistling or whooshing sound, due to the highly intrusive nature it has been linked with mental health issues and sleep deprivationa. A lack of medical research means many struggle to find any relief, and there is currently no scientifically validated cure. However, last year the University of Arizona announced a major breakthrough in the development of a pill that could offer an answer, although this is still in the early stages.
T-Minus works to alleviate symptoms by offering users a sound therapy library created with long-term use in mind. Audio and masking controls can be personalised to individual experiences, with frequencies designed to combat the full spectrum of associated noises.
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