About Tinnitus Terminator

Developed by Timothy Seaton, the Tinnitus Terminator program uses sound therapy recordings (known as neuromonics) and cognitive-behavioral instruction to help you permanently rid yourself of tinnitus in as little as 30 days, without hearing aids, medications, ear flushing, or surgery. In short, the program is claimed to "trick" your brain into reprogramming itself and eliminating the ringing in your ears.

According to Timothy, Tinnitus Terminator features brief listening exercises that are focused on improving brain functioning through auditory speed, sound, and memory. On top of this, the Tinnitus Terminator audio tracks are also claimed to feature “neural stimulus” to help relax you during treatments, which can even be used while you sleep.

To date, Timothy claims that Tinnitus Terminator has been used by over 43,000 people to get rid of their tinnitus, since it works for anyone, regardless of age, how severe their tinnitus is, or how long they’ve suffered from it.

Despite its efficacy, Tinnitus Terminator is claimed to be simple to use without the need for any special equipment; simply listen to the sound therapy recordings twice per week, 15 minutes each time, and your tinnitus will be gone in as little as 30 days.

Growing up, you may have read the popular book Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears and thought to yourself, “Wow, that sure would be annoying!” Now that you’re older though, you realize that a simple buzzing from a mosquito would be much more preferable to the ringing and whooshing caused by your tinnitus.

You can’t think, you can’t hear, and tinnitus is well on its way to ruining your life. But can you expect Tinnitus Terminator to help, or is it more hype than hope? To answer all your important questions, let’s start from square one.

What is Tinnitus? What Causes It?

According to WebMD, tinnitus is “the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds. The noise can be intermittent or continuous, and can vary in loudness.” While mild tinnitus might be annoying, more severe cases can cause difficulty hearing, especially in situations with little to no background noise, as well as difficulty sleeping, which can negatively impact your ability to work and your personal relationships.

Tinnitus can be caused by multiple external and internal factors, including repeated exposure to loud sounds, ear blockages (such as wax buildup, tumors, etc.), some types of drugs (especially aspirin, some antibiotics, and antidepressants), high blood pressure and other circulatory issues, head and neck injuries, or simply due to the natural aging process.

Whatever its underlying cause though, tinnitus is the result of “permanent damage to the sound-sensitive cells [known as hair cells] of the cochlea, a spiral-shaped organ in the inner ear.” In other words, although Timothy claims that “tinnitus roots itself deep in the brain and causes a complex interplay of brain signals to go wrong,” this doesn’t appear to be the case.

Now that we know more about what tinnitus is and what causes it, let’s find out if there’s a cure.

Can Tinnitus Be Cured?

Once hair cells become damaged or destroyed, the body cannot repair or replace them. As such, there currently is no proven effective treatment for tinnitus and according to the MayoClinic, “Drugs can't cure tinnitus, but in some cases they may help reduce the severity of symptoms or complications.”

However, because tinnitus is such as subjective experience (meaning that each patient may experience these sounds and respond to various treatments differently), there are some things you can do to either 1) lessen the ringing sound and whooshing sensation, or 2) reduce tinnitus’s impact on your life.

This includes reducing alcohol and nicotine consumption, limiting your exposure to aspirin and other NSAIDs, exercising regularly, avoiding certain sounds that may trigger your tinnitus, and even trying certain supplements, such as ginko biloba. In addition, masking devices, which are similar to hearing aids but instead produce low-level white noise, and tinnitus retraining, which “delivers individually programmed tonal music to mask the specific frequencies of the tinnitus you experience,” may be helpful.

Let’s take a closer look at this last one, shall we?

What is the Neuromonics Referenced in Tinnitus Terminator?

At its most basic, a neuromonics device plays specific sounds to help “desensitize you to the sounds of your tinnitus.” As such, although tinnitus doesn’t originate deep in the brain, repeated exposure to neuromonics might “reduce the brain’s interpretation of tinnitus sounds as harmful,” thereby reducing your symptoms.

According to the University of California, San Francisco (the same institution Timothy references in the Tinnitus Terminator video), neuromonics has been developed over the course of 10 years, with 80% to 90% “of people achieving a substantial reduction of their tinnitus symptoms.”

However, what Timothy doesn’t mention is that professional neuromonics programs involve not just listening to various sounds, but also assessments from audiologists, who will provide advice based on your experience and who will adjust the sounds based on your progression. Also, these sounds are generally customized based on your specific diagnosis, and each treatment generally lasts 2-3 hours.

In other words, if Tinnitus Terminator works at all, without customized sounds and only using the program 15 minutes per session, it’s almost certain that you won’t experience the same results as a professional neuromonics treatment.

Speaking of Timothy; who is this guy anyway? The answer might surprise you …

Who is Timothy Seaton?

After performing a Google image search, it appears the picture of “Timothy” with a bandaged ear on the Tinnitus Terminator website is actually one of Todd Bradley, after he completed surgery for superior canal dehiscence syndromenot for tinnitus.

In other words, unless “Timothy” is a pseudonym, he’s pretending to be someone he isn’t, and is claiming to have undergone surgery for something unrelated to tinnitus. Put bluntly, Timothy Seaton appears to be a fake name.

Fake author’s name notwithstanding, are there any other tinnitus programs similar to Tinnitus Terminator?

Similar Programs to Tinnitus Terminator

Because more than 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus, and because it’s such a difficult problem to treat, you’ll find hundreds of products out there that claim to help you manage your symptoms.

As we mentioned above, there are many lifestyle changes you can make to address your tinnitus, in addition to formal treatments such as medications, retraining therapy, acoustic and music therapy, amplification, and more. You’ll also find dozens of similar online-only programs like Tinnitus Terminator, such as Reverse My Tinnitus.

Regardless of which avenue you choose to pursue, keep in mind that no single tinnitus treatment or product will work for everyone, so it may take some trial and error to find one that works for you.

Tinnitus Terminator Pricing & Refund Policy

Tinnitus Terminator is priced at $47, and is immediately downloadable after your payment has been processed. Note: If you try to click off the ordering page, the price will immediately drop to $37.

Like all products sold through Software Projects Inc., Tinnitus Terminator comes with a 60-day refund policy.

Can Tinnitus Terminator Permanently Get Rid of Your Tinnitus?

Like so many of the other online-only e-programs we’ve reviewed here at HighYa, it seems like Tinnitus Terminator takes a small shred of “science” and uses it to make you think it’s revolutionary, and that it really has the potential to cure an otherwise incurable condition.

However, based on what we’ve learned here, it’s our opinion that if Tinnitus Terminator’s neuromonics works at all, the results will be much more mild than Timothy makes it seem. After all, Tinnitus Terminator is essentially providing a one-size-fits-all solution to a very individualized problem.

As such, we believe that Tinnitus Terminator might not provide results in line with its price.

If you feel like giving Tinnitus Terminator a try though, you can always take advantage of the distributor’s 60-day refund policy.

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23 Customer Reviews for Tinnitus Terminator

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  • 19 out 21 people found this review helpful

    Genuine high hopes all round.

    • New South Wales, Australia,
    • Mar 21, 2017

    I accepted this program and its proponents at face value and followed it to the letter. I was rated as an A candidate and so found the program a bit disjointed with the lack of continuity, as approximately every third day I did not have a listening task. One evening early on I detected a definite reduction in my tinnitus, but it was back as normal the following morning.

    I eventually decided after completing the program that it was not going to work for me and requested a full refund which was forthcoming after several days.

    I appreciated the opportunity to participate but overall have found that it has probably made me more aware of the tinnitus, which I have had for many years and had put to the back of my mind. In that way, it has probably not been helpful.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 37 out 39 people found this review helpful

    This is a scam

    You can get better free sound therapy on the internet. I tried this, and in six months, it was a total waste, but the free one actually helped. Save your hard earned money and don't give it away for things that will not work.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 42 out 42 people found this review helpful

    Total scam!

    I bought the program and went through the entire sequence three times, to give it as much chance to work as possible. My tinnitus is completely unchanged. I've seen no improvement whatsoever.

    I requested a refund, but it was past the 60 days.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 72 out 72 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    If you email for a refund, they will do everything in their power to not give it to you. I emailed three days after buying and am still waiting for the refund four months later. They just keep offering more of their products that I don't want.

    The Tinnitus boxes on their website are deceiving. There are no CD's available, which is why I'm asking for the refund. The boundless brain is a super overpriced book that doesn't give anything new or different from other free websites. I'm still trying to get that refund, and will let you know if they actually follow through.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 96 out 98 people found this review helpful

    Beware!

    Of course, it's a scam. If it weren't, you would have seen it on the front page of every newspaper, on every TV channel and the inventors on every talk show. But it is a very inventive way of getting your money quickly and far away from you.

    Don't bother, but if you feel you must, please give your money to a real charity.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 198 out 199 people found this review helpful

    What a lying dishonest company

    Absolute rubbish. The content of the recordings was absolutely ludicrous. Rainforest noises, thunderstorms, classical music, aeroplanes. REALLY? If these sounds cured tinnitus my problem would have resolved by itself years ago. But being the stubborn, pedantic person I am I dutifully followed the instructions. What a surprise; zero effect. How do these people sleep at night?

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Dec 7, 2016

      Kim Linder

      Hi,

      Did they give you your money back? I just saw this on my laptop and switched to the PC to check for scams, and found this page. The promotion says $67.00. I checked again, and it went to $47.00. So, that is the lowest they want to rob me for I guess.

      Please let me know if they gave your money back. I want to get a hold of these guys.

    • Dec 7, 2016

      Kim Linder

      Hi, did the company give you your money back?

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  • 281 out 291 people found this review helpful

    I call B.S.

    • CO,
    • Jul 20, 2016

    "Tinnitus Terminator is a neuromonics-based audio program" -- ALL LIES.

    First: if you go to neuromonics webpage, there is no mention of TinnitusTerminator or of this Timothy guy. Neuromonics is its own company, and has nothing affiliated with Tinnitus Terminator or Timothy.

    Second: Neuromonics has a product just like the one Timothy Seaton describes. Its called Tinnitus Alleviator which is a application on iTunes.

    "However, what Timothy doesn’t mention is that professional neuromonics programs involve not just listening to various sounds, but also assessments from audiologists, who will provide advice based on your experience and who will adjust the sounds based on your progression."

    Lets think about this, why wouldn't Timothy mention that information? My guess he doesn't think it's important information. Huh, it seems important to me.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 319 out 328 people found this review helpful

    Piece of trash

    • LA,
    • Jun 19, 2016

    I have purchased this product and in my opinion it is nothing but a big scam, it does not work. Think about it, if it was so good it would be in stores everywhere. They offer a money back guarantee but doesn't say how to go about getting it. In my opinion this product is trash and does not work. Same old American way to screw you out of your money and nothing done about it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Dec 7, 2016

      Kim Linder

      You didn't get your money back? Wow!

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  • 338 out 348 people found this review helpful

    Another flop for tinnitus relief.

    I did the 30 day program as suggested and my tinnitus is actually worse. At the end of the 3rd 10-day music program, they said if I have not gotten results to do the 30 day program again. Forget it. This did not work for me. They said they have a 98% success rate, I don't believe it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • May 23, 2016

      LJF

      What was your success rate on collecting on the 60 day money back guarantee?

    • Dec 7, 2016

      Kim Linder

      Yeah, I was wondering if you got your money back. Thanks for posting.

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  • 145 out 208 people found this review helpful

    TT and my experience

    Neuromonics and Tinnitus Terminator are not designed to cure tinnitus. They are just tools to help with habituation. Tinnitus Terminator or Neuromonics does only two things: plays music correcting by your hearing loss curve, and adds some noise at different levels during the treatment. Main goals is to quiet the limbic system. It is considered like a friendlier way of TRT because the sounds offered are easier to like. I used Tinnitus Terminator and my tinnitus is down around 80%.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 111 out 155 people found this review helpful

    One week after listening to these soundtracks

    I believe tinnitus can fade away in time, depending on the severity and the cause, or maybe it doesn't go away but the brain simply stops reacting to the phantom sound, and the hyperactive neurons calm down. This happened to me while I was on this program. For one week after stopping this program, my phantom noises didn't come back.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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