Digital therapy for tinnitus

Oto’s digital programs are the best way to manage tinnitus, and at a fraction of the cost of in person treatment. Tinnitus or ringing in the ears affects 1 in 8 people, and before Oto effective therapy was only available via expensive meetings with a specialist.

Team Size:5
Location:London, United Kingdom
Group Partner:Jared Friedman

Active Founders

Edmund Farrar

Dr Edmund Farrar is the co-founder of Oto, a digital health startup that allows anyone to instantly access science-based treatment for tinnitus and other underserved chronic conditions. Before Oto, Ed spent 6 years as an RAF doctor. During this time, he developed tinnitus himself, and decided to found Oto.

Edmund Farrar
Edmund Farrar

George Leidig

Product/tech founder at Oto. Ex military doctor.

George Leidig
George Leidig

Company Launches

Hi YC, Ed and George here, the founders of Oto. Last year we launched our mobile app as a one size fits all solution for tinnitus.

We've since spoken to hundreds of users and it's clear that they need a more personalised approach, with live support from a real person. So, we are thrilled to announce our new 1-1 therapy program.

Tl;dr: Oto teaches your brain to stop noticing your tinnitus using the latest scientifically proven techniques. Our personalised program combines 1-1 therapy from a world class audiologist with an award winning app. Book a free consultation today.

Why do we exist?

Tinnitus or ringing in the ears affects 1 in 8 people, and there’s no cure. It impacts mood, concentration and sleep and in 40% of cases is hugely debilitating.

Getting reliable help is not easy. People usually drift between ENT doctors or audiologists searching for effective treatment. Nearly all are told that they need to learn to live with it.

However, it shouldn’t be like this. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been proven to be the most effective way to manage tinnitus. Unfortunately, not many clinicians are aware of this, and in the US, CBT can only be delivered by a licensed therapist. Very few therapists are trained to deliver CBT for tinnitus specifically.

Hear from our lead therapist Anna Pugh why we built the program.

Anna is a hearing therapist audiologist specialising in tinnitus therapy.

💡 How does it work?

Right now if you have tinnitus, it probably makes you feel anxious, sad or angry. That’s normal.

CBT changes that emotional reaction so that you stop perceiving the tinnitus to be a threat. Two things then happen:

✔️ You stop noticing your tinnitus all the time.

✔️ If you do notice it, it doesn’t make you feel bad.

What’s included?

We'll create a tailored 3-month tinnitus program for you that includes:

  • 🖥️ Online 1-1 Therapy: 6 therapy sessions with a world class audiologist.
  • 📱 Toolkit App: access our digital program anytime, anywhere, and for as long as you need.
  • 🙋 Instant Support: get answers to your questions and access to our team with your own personal guide.

🙏🏻 Our Ask

  • Get in touch - If you struggle with tinnitus, or know someone that does, we’d love to speak. You can email ed@joinoto.com.
  • Share our launch - tinnitus is a hidden condition, someone you know could be struggling.
  • Try the program! - we’ve got a great launch deal, details below.

💥 The Deal

As part of the YC community you’ll get a 20% discount on the program.

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