News for May 2009 PDF Print

 

There is one more recent success to report, which is very pleasing. 

http://www.zephiloyd.com/forum/index.php?topic=84.0

 

It does seem however that ZAST isn't going to work for at least some people. At this stage, I can only offer ideas as to why this might be. It could be any of the following:

  • People have been experimenting on themsleves using my instructions. As there are several variables, it is quite easy to get the procedure wrong, thus experience pain or get no results, and consequently quickly give up. 
  • Although ZAST has the ability to stimulate the middle/inner ear and brain, tinnitus is the symptom of a problem somewhere in the body, sometimes this problem is in the ear, but sometimes the problem may not be around the ear, for example it may be in the kidneys.
  • The frequency range on the device is 15Hz to 354Hz, this may well be adequate for some people's tinnitus but not for others. I think I have found a way, by changing the settings, to apply frequencies 354Hz to 412Hz and 588Hz to 4500Hz, but although the maths is sound, the biological impact is only theory, and it may be a long time before it can be proven or disproven. This also omits the range 413Hz to 587Hz, and unless a new device with an extended range is built I cannot find a way of applying that frequency range.

Things which are definite are:

  • The existence of the sensorial phenomena I have termed "zeffles", many have now experienced these, however exactly what these are, and how they relate to the reduction of tinnitus is only theory.
  • Part of the inner ear (possibly cochlea) will rattle at high energy levels when applying ZAST. I have developed a new technique to experience this phenomena at a lower energy level. This may be significant and this is "work in progress", it involves the use of another attachment.
  • Providing I get permission from current success cases, I need only 2 more successes before submitting the case studies to various tinnitus organisations, to see what they make of it, and to request funding.