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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18 Customer Reviews for Tinnitus Terminator

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  • 51 out 51 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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  • 151 out 159 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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  • 222 out 230 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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  • 253 out 262 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?

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  • 119 out 159 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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  • 89 out 117 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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  • 72 out 91 people found this review helpful

    For me it begin to work

    After listening for three weeks to the sound recordings, at this point, the spikes are not so severe as before and the hissing/ringing time-frame is shorter. I see this as a good sign.

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

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  • 161 out 164 people found this review helpful

    Didn't work for me.

    • Palm Beach, FL,
    • Feb 29, 2016

    I faithfully followed the program, listened to all the audio recordings each morning for the 30 days. As I write this review, the 'tea kettle' is whistling in the background.

    The company stated,: “I am here anytime you need me! No matter what questions or problems you may have, don’t hesitate to send me a quick email. I will send you a fully detailed reply as soon as possible.”

    I tried to email the company, using their link. The email came back deliverable.

    Wasted time and money as far as I can tell.

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

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  • 131 out 136 people found this review helpful

    Tinnitus

    The bottom line is this: There is no cure for Tinnitus. The Tinnitus Terminator is just a scam.

    Originally translated from Icelandic via Google Translate.

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

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  • 158 out 161 people found this review helpful

    Tinnitus Terminator Scam

    • Bend, OR,
    • Feb 4, 2016

    This was a waste of time. Listened every morning for the time I was supposed to and the only relief I got (besides my wallet) was when I was listening to it. The rest of the day my ear still rings.

    So, if you have $47.00 burning a hole in your checking account, buy a stone boat that leaks, anything but this. I will try and get my money back, but from the sounds of it that won't happen either.

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

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  • 81 out 110 people found this review helpful

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    • Culver City, CA,
    • Feb 2, 2016

    Had an attack of Meniere's Disease in 2007. Lost partial hearing in right ear and tinnitus developed. Began the above program over thirty days ago. Tinnitus has been GREATLY reduced. I would estimate an 85% reduction. I am extremely pleased with the results. For me this is a godsend. I was skeptical, but the results speak for themselves.

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

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