AT TINNOFF, WE ARE FOCUSED IN PROVIDING REAL RELIEF FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM TINNITUS. WE DO THIS BY LEVERAGING OUR SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN MEANS AS OUR STARTING POINT. WHILE BEING CLOSE TO OUR CUSTOMERS - WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM TINNITUS OR WILLING TO HELP WITH A LOVED ONE WITH TINNITUS, WE WANT TO BE AS HUMAN, OPEN-HEARTED AND HELPFUL AS POSSIBLE. WE WANT TO EXCEL IN THE USE OF THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES TO ENSURE THAT AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE CAN GET THE HELP NEEDED. FINALLY, OUR AIM IS ALSO TO EXCEL IN THE PREVENTION OF TINNITUS-RELATED PROBLEMS.
We created Tinnoff, while we think that we can make a real difference. We felt that tinnitus is a too dominant and wide-spread problem: it needs to be solved. We also knew that this is the time to do this, since there is new knowledge about how to deal with the problem.
To begin with, we think that there are simply too many people suffering from tinnitus. Today, tinnitus is the most common clinical conditions in the World. There are millions and millions of people all around the globe feeling pain, depression and anxiety as a result of tinnitus. Depending on the method of counting, roughly every fifth of us suffer from tinnitus. What makes things even worse is that with many of us the stress created by tinnitus can be overwhelming. When tinnitus is studied in detail, it becomes quickly understandable why so many suffer and why it has been so difficult to find a solid method of treatment. The good piece of news is that during the last ten years, more and more profound scientific understanding about tinnitus has been emerging. This has been driven by the development of technology, new tools for the brain research as well steps forward among the medical community. We at Tinnoff think that now the time to deal with tinnitus has arrived.
The vision of Tinnoff is "feeling better together". As our first step, we want to help victims of tinnitus - to ease up tinnitus. To get completely rid of tinnitus is - according to our current knowledge - still impossible, but there are good ways to mitigate the troubles, to help people to cope with tinnitus - to make them feel better about themselves. It is a part of our mission to get complete rid of tinnitus, but this will take more time to carry out.
The core promise of Tinnoff is to help people who are suffering of tinnitus. Our goal has been to develop a novel technology architecture that allows us - normal people - to treat tinnitus in most of the occasions on our own. On top of that, we also provide best practices for those whose loved one is suffering from tinnitus. This is an important goal while seeing somebody in pain without being able to help can be devastating. Finally, we also want to support tinnitus professionals and ear clinics who are meeting tinnitus patients. We want to give them tools and processes, more understanding and confidence to help the victims of tinnitus.
Our product is based on the advanced audio therapy to help people with tinnitus. We are also testing in our labs more advanced treatment features that we hope we would be able to deliver within the next 18 months. Since we think that dealing with tinnitus requires a long-term commitment and there are new, promising tools emerging, we do not want to sell our product as one of. We prefer a membership based model so that a person suffering from tinnitus can receive continuous support - and be equipped with the latest tools always and every day. For our members, we offer customized tinnitus therapy which is tailored and managed during the membership period from our back-end servers. We believe that our approach will lower the cost of tinnitus therapy. We also believe that using the Internet as the back-bone for the whole process enables to increase the quality, accelerate learning as well as to lower the cost. We hope that one day, getting a tinnitus treatment on-line would be as easy as following up one's best friends in Facebook.
By an Internet-based business model, we want to press down the cost as well as improve quality. For us, both of these are highly important. We need quality to be really able to deal with tinnitus - and as driven by our vision, we want to help as many people as possible - meaning that cost must be a continuous focus. Because of this, creating a high quality yet low-cost tool to deal with tinnitus has been our key goal. We want to drive affordability so that as many people as possible can get help to their tinnitus. We are also planning to create gratitude-based options to allow all people suffering from tinnitus can get help. We believe that soon in the future the technology will enable us to do this.
If you decide to join one of our membership programs and become a member of Tinnoff community, we want to provide you with the very best tools to deal with tinnitus. We also want to build a long-lasting relationship - in order to be able to deal with the problem today and also in the future. To get even better in understanding the root causes of tinnitus, we are all the timing driving our research agenda further. Soon in the other news sections, you will be able to hear more about our future focus.
Now, it is time to get going!
We would like to invite you to join our efforts to fight against tinnitus: to help you and our fellow-citizens. We believe this is the fair thing to do. Overall, being fair and human with tinnitus plays an important role in our plan , since tinnitus is a miserable problem. Therefore, we continue to donate a majority of the membership fees in tinnitus research, helping people with ear related problems and prevention of hyperacuse, tinnitus and acute noise damages.
In conclusion, I would like to welcome you to our team. Please get familiar with our approach, register to test our technology and to get really deeply involved. If you have any questions or comments, I will be happy to hear them and discuss more.