Oto announces the launch of its first product – a digital therapy solution for tinnitus

Oto is a startup that is transforming the delivery of tinnitus treatment using accessible and evidence-based digital therapies.

13 January 2021

London, UK — Oto today announces the launch of its new mobile app that allows people with tinnitus to access evidence-based therapy when they need it. Oto solves the problem of inaccessible and expensive therapy for the 1 in 8 people with tinnitus by bringing together on a simple digital platform all the therapies that research has shown to be effective. The app offers a programme of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness training, relaxation therapy and sound therapy.

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Oto is a startup that is transforming the delivery of tinnitus treatment using accessible and evidence-based digital therapies.

Tinnitus is a debilitating condition with no cure and access to any kind of treatment is limited. Oto is a team of doctors and tinnitus experts who want to help people find a life beyond tinnitus. CBT has been shown to be effective for tinnitus sufferers, but the typical wait time for this therapy can be up to 9 months on the NHS and it is expensive if paid for privately. With Oto’s platform, users are able to access a digital CBT programme directly from their smartphone, at a time of their choosing and at an affordable price. Oto’s therapy also incorporates tinnitus-targeted mindfulness training and relaxation therapy, equipping users with the tools they need to reduce the impact of tinnitus on their life.

Dr Edmund Farrar, Co-Founder of Oto, said: “We passionately believe that effective therapy should be accessible to everyone with tinnitus. It's an incredibly isolating condition which is underserved and traditionally poorly managed. Our mobile app allows anyone with tinnitus to access a fully-fledged targeted CBT programme created by a team of tinnitus experts and researchers.”