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In an initiative led by Enterprise and Business Development, the Spectral Tinnitus Relief Therapy was selected as a finalist in the Life-Changing category of the Make it in Great Britain Challenge, a Government competition to find the most innovative pre-market products, processes and concepts being developed in the UK.
Between 14-20th August the finalists in this category will be on display at the Science Museum. Visitors are invited to vote on their favourite finalist to find the overall winner. However, the vote is also open online, so if you can’t make it to the exhibition in person you can still show their support for their favourite finalist by voting here.
Tinnitus affects 10% of the Western population and is increasingly experienced by young people, due to earphone noise. Currently, there are no universally accepted treatments for tinnitus. Cognitive and sound based therapies have had limited success and drugs already trialled can often have unwanted side effects.
A team from the University of Leicester has worked with Orthoscopics Ltd and University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust to develop a technology that can be potentially used by patients to combat tinnitus. The innovation stems from research showing that exposure to tinted light, tailored specifically to the individual patient, appeared to provide acute relief from tinnitus symptoms in 40% of sufferers in the trial. In partnership with the University Space Research Centre, the team is developing a light-based treatment for tinnitus, suitable for consumer use.
Alongside the Challenge finalists, the exhibition features exhibits from iconic companies including Mars, McLaren, Airbus, The Royal Mint and Sunseeker, as well as leading small and medium businesses like Ultra Global