Oto app

This app helps with individuals with tinnitus who prefer a psychological approach and sound therapy, who are happy to take time to work through the programmes.

Oto app By Oto Health Ltd
  • Goal setting – select 1 or multiple from pre-set list of 4.
  • Tracking – habituation program with 5 modules, each broken down into daily tasks.
  • Reminders – optional daily reminders.
  • Sounds – list of sounds to play.

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Country of origin United Kingdom (UK)

Read a clinical review of this app.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? No
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? No
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? Yes
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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)
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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.

For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link), Google Play(external link), App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see Reviews.

✔ 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.

Review details

Date of review: March 2023
Platform reviewed: Apple
Version: 4.3.432

Related topics

Consumer guide: how to choose a health app
Clinicians guide: how to choose a health app
New Zealand-based apps
Tinnitus apps
Security and privacy of health apps

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Credits: Healthify team

Reviewed by: Tania Linford MNZAS. Senior Clinical Audiologist. Owner and operator of Tinnitus Relief Limited.

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