Tinnitus HQ 4+

Natural sound masks & filters

Phase4 Mobile

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 410 Ratings
    • $89.99

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Do you have tinnitus or “ringing in the ears”? Tinnitus HQ helps you understand and relieve your tinnitus symptoms.

Recent research shows that tinnitus can be treated by listening to sounds that have been filtered to remove your specific tinnitus frequencies.*

With Tinnitus HQ, you can apply advanced filters to over 500 high-quality sounds to find relief for your symptoms.

Simply apply a bandpass filter to any sound or mix to isolate frequencies in a narrow range. Move this filter up and down the frequency range until it closely matches the ringing frequency in your ears.

Add a bandstop filter at these frequencies to any sound or mix to create your tinnitus mask.

The advanced filters can be applied to both ears or just one ear, and different frequency ranges can be used for each ear.

You can set a wide range of filter widths from 0.1 to 4.0 octaves, down to 1Hz resolution.

And you can adjust the volume level in each ear with a single balance control.

With Tinnitus HQ you can create advanced natural-sounding tinnitus masks to help relieve your tinnitus symptoms.

Tinnitus HQ features:

• Over 500 high-quality natural sound recordings
• Precision bandpass and bandstop filters to identify and mask ringing frequencies
• Wide frequency range: 128 Hz to 16 kHz
• Filter widths from 0.1 to 4.0 Octaves, settable to 1Hz resolution
• Two-ear and single-ear filtering capability
• Independent Left-Right ear filter frequencies and widths
• Left-Right ear volume balance control
• Easy-to-create blended mixes of any 4 sounds
• Runs in background while using other apps or when the screen is locked
• Timer with slow audio fade-out
• Beautiful high-definition images from around the globe
• Modern easy-to-use interface
• 15 different natural sound categories, including Rain, Rivers & Streams, Ocean, Lakes, Wind, Water Fountains, Fire, Birds, Crickets & Insects, Cars, Trains, Public Places, Household, Industrial, Soundscapes.

Download Tinnitus HQ now.

* See http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0138595, http://www.pnas.org/content/107/3/1207.full, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2918775/ for descriptions of notched sound therapy and its positive results.

* Please talk with your doctor about ringing in the ears and any other symptoms. Don’t use this or any other app as a substitute for professional medical advice.

Terms of Use: https://www.phase4mobile.com/tinnitushq-terms-of-use/

Image credits: http://www.phase4mobile.com/image-credits-tinnitushq

What’s New

Version 2.8

• New icon. Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
410 Ratings

410 Ratings

ds burch ,

Truly Enjoyable

I do not have enough time with it to measure the effectiveness, but after reading several research papers on this technique, I’m in for the long haul. I intend to update this review after using for a few months.

This app has an amazing array of natural sounds which I greatly appreciate. My favorite so far is the Belize Rainforest with the rain as white noise and those wonderful birds. Many great sounds to choose from, and that will make a big difference in being able to stick with regular daily therapeutic listening. Also very easy to use and the app’s backgrounds are pleasing to the eye. Great job developing this for tinnitus frequency notching. Having previously determined my frequencies I was able to set the notch super quickly. This app is working well for me, I will check back in after the brain has had some weeks or months for this to work. According to major medical publishers, it will and I’m hopeful. Big thanks to the developers.

Ottawa Bob ,

Simply Notch Therapy For Tinnitus

Very happy with Tinnitus HQ. Nice, simple user interface to create ‘notch’ and mix different sound files together. Extensive library of sound files to select from to create custom library. As for effectiveness in reducing perception of tinnitus, only time will tell.

After a few days of use, I have one recommendation for the developer. Setting the frequency of the notch could be improved significantly by adding “+” and “-“ buttons to the current ‘slider’ control. This would allow precise setting of the tinnitus frequency. Also, adding similar “+/-“ controls to files in a mix would provide better balancing in a mix.

Great, economical app! Looking forward to reduced perception of tinnitus and future upgrades/improvements to the app.

Zbot44 ,

Great flexible over all tool for tinnitus / sleep with one caveat..

This app and its built in combination of sounds worked like a miracle for the first night I used while sleeping in new apt with thin floors, nicely blocking any footstep sounds while tending to my tinnitus frequency that caused erratic audio disruptions on a non notched noise sound. Unfortunately midway through night two my mind picked up on the loop point in the white & pink noise audio recordings and then that was basically jarring me up every time it cycled through (roughly :30 - a minute) and it could not be EQ’d out / away. Longer, more seemless loops and the ability to stagger start points of samples would help in solving this problem. As would the ability to use eq notching on outside sources and or upload ones owns sounds at a length that would be less detectable by those with sensitive ears and sleep lightly. Or even an actual noise generator in sound suites. Thank you for the almost life saving app! Please consider adding something like this or a standalone notching app for all us struggling with sleep / tinnitus.

Developer Response ,

Please try a range of different sounds, there are over 500 in the sound catalog. You can also create unlimited multi-sound mixes with independent volume levels per sound. There are billions of potential combinations and one should work for you. The noise sounds mentioned aren’t looped at those lengths, and are helpful for many people around the world. It’s possible for symptoms to impact what’s perceived. Try a few multi-sound mixes to change up what’s being heard and please do this working with your doctor. Please contact us via “Questions or Feedback” in the app, we’d be glad to help further.

App Privacy

The developer, Phase4 Mobile, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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