Do Skin Patches Work for Tinnitus?

Do skin patches work for tinnitus?

A recent story shown on Channel 7 on the Antinitus skin patch from Sweden has gained momentum from sufferers after it claimed to relieve symptoms of tinnitus.  Those that suffer from from this disorder know how debilitating it can be, so any information on new treatments are going to be popular.

But do they work?

Here is the description provided by Antinitus:Antinitus® is a patch designed to reduce discomfort from tinnitus.* It contains a unique microscopic raster, which, with the help of incident visible and thermal light, creates a regular and organised fractal light. In contact with fractal light, water molecules in biological tissues adopt a more coherent state. This Akloma® technology is used in the patch as a non-invasive and passive medical device with a high level of safety.
The hypothesis is that an elevated reorganisation of water in the biological environment may modulate the chaotic audio loops in the auditory system that represent the various conscious sound experiences that we call tinnitus and hence provide relief. There is a great deal to investigate in respect of how this works in exact terms. The overall aim is to develop a deeper understanding of tinnitus and provide better help for those suffering from tinnitus.

* The effect may vary, according to clinical studies more than 50% experience relief.

It’s hard to see how ‘fractal lights’ and ‘water molecules’ would have an affect on tinnitus, but the study claims over 50% of people experienced relief.  So while it may be nothing more than a placebo, if it’s giving tinnitus relief, we’re happy to acknowledge it.

The patches are available by contacting us on 4441886, we highly recommend getting your tinnitus evaluated by a hearing specialist so you can be informed about all the available treatment options for you.  And if you do decide to try these patches for yourself, please do so with your audiologist who can monitor and assess your trial.

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