|Oto app||By Oto Health Ltd|
Get the app:
|Country of origin||United Kingdom (UK)|
|Security and privacy||Does the app:
|Cost||Free initially – you can sign up for free.
Annual cost of $99.99 or if paid monthly costs $19.99 per month (an annual subscription has a comparable cost to other similar apps, but if you pay monthly this works out to be quite expensive)
|Advertisements||This app contains no ads.|
What does the app do?
This app uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), mindfulness, relaxation, physical stretches and exercise, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), visualisation, sleep assistance, and sound therapy. The user works through a guided programme with short talks of 2–6 minutes.
|✔ App has online version
✔ Partners with the British Tinnitus Association
✔ Apple app store shows users rated the app 4.7/5, and google play store users rated the app 4.2/5, suggesting iPhones working better than android.
✔ CBT based (research shows it's helpful for tinnitus).
✔ Developed by doctors.
✔ Good range of research based and proven psychological approaches to help with tinnitus.
✔ Sound therapy as well.
|✘ Based in the UK so online chat is not available during NZ time.
✘ You can’t make changes to the masking sounds or adapt the programmes to tailor to the user.
✘ While the annual membership is good value for how comprehensive the app is, the pay-monthly option is quite expensive.
Date of review: March 2023
Platform reviewed: Apple
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