Will the Michigan Tinnitus Device (Auricle) be released before 2025?
Dec 31

A University of Michigan team led by Susan Shore, Ph.D., has developed the Michigan Tinnitus Device, a novel technology that alleviates tinnitus through a sequence of auditory and somatosensory stimuli to the face or neck.


The device is currently known as the Michigan Tinnitus Device, but the name might change before release.

Will this device be released before 2025? This includes if you have to get the treatment from a professional. It also includes a limited release, as long as it's FDA approved.

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predicts NO


I really hope they can make it happen, because I personally suffer from this too, but I have serious doubts. Typically, there's a lot of time between development and actually entering the market. Next year, I want to go to nurse school. After reading several stories on https://edubirdie.com/examples/why-i-want-to-be-a-nurse/ I started to learn how the medical field is organized. They need to conduct numerous checks and studies, identify all possible negative consequences before providing it to real people.

@RobertCousineau I'm betting no because getting commercial approval for a medical device takes a lot longer than I think people are hoping.

Even for a regular non-medical device, going from an early research prototype to a production run takes a while.

From the website, their Product Launch Strategy is "To be determined by licensee".
They say about milestones:

  • Current prototype designs will be enhanced to minimize development challenges and cost overruns

  • The Shore Lab will develop the software system for treatment management and data collection in collaboration with a local medical device developer

  • Device will undergo validation and verification testing


So they still have development challenge and cost issues with the current prototypes, they're still at the planning phase on the software side, and there doesn't seem to actually be a company filed yet, assuming the site is up to date.

predicts YES

@RobertCousineau You may very well be right. Lenire (a similar device) has already been approved, so that may shorten the process slightly. Feel free to copy this question and change the year.

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