“Putting You in Control of Your Tinnitus”

An effective patented new treatment for ringing in the ears

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Patented formula

Applied directly into the ear canal, using an exclusive patented application procedure

Uses only USA-sourced ingredients of the highest quality and purity, with a unique proprietary process that maximizes absorption into the ear

Developed by an independent healthcare startup company committed to helping tinnitus sufferers and based on an original formula invented by a tinnitus sufferer

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What is Advance Ear?
What is Advance Ear™?
Advance Ear™ is a new, effective, and patented method for topically treating ringing in the ears—also known as tinnitus—and other otological disorders. It is a liquid-based formula, composed of a therapeutically effective herbal tincture and alkyl alcohol, which is applied directly into the ear canal using a patented application procedure designed to maximize absorption.
Background and Patent
Background and Patent
Advance Ear™ is the product of several years of collaboration, development, and experimentation. Our team consists of those who suffer from tinnitus as well as those who have a passion for alleviating, and eventually curing, this debilitating condition.

Invented by a longtime tinnitus sufferer, Chuck Irmiter, and developed by Setem Health, Inc., an independent health-care start-up company, Advance Ear™ was granted an exclusive, non-provisional patent in 2014. The patent is for the proprietary formula as well as the unique and highly effective procedure of applying the solution directly into the ear canal.
How It Works
How it Works
Unlike other tinnitus products available today, Advance Ear™ works immediately in your ear. It is not a pill or capsule that has to travel through your digestive system before being absorbed into the bloodstream. It is not a system of sound waves designed to temporarily mask your tinnitus. It targets your ear, the part of your body where the pain and noise stem from.

Early trials have shown that, when applied as instructed, Advance Ear™ can alleviate or even eliminate ringing in the ears for many months at a time. When ringing flare-ups recur, a sufferer can control them with daily applications until the ringing abates. Users have also reported an improvement in the ability to sleep—a frequent concern for many people who experience constant or recurring ringing.
Purest Ingredients and Highest Production Standards
Purest ingredients and highest production standards
Advance Ear™ has been formulated with the utmost attention to quality and purity of ingredients. After extensive testing, we have sourced and combined the highest-grade ingredients available in the United States with a supplier who uses a proprietary extraction process. This proprietary process bonds the different ingredients in a way that maximizes absorption deep in the ear canal.

All manufacturing is done in the United States and in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration manufacturing practices and compliance guidelines. This is to ensure the highest standards.
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Advance Ear™ is not a cure for tinnitus. There is no cure.
Despite millions of dollars spent on research every year, there is still no long-term cure. Each person experiences tinnitus differently, so there is no guarantee that any given treatment will work over time or at all.
Crowdfunding Campaign
Advance Ear™ Crowdfunding Campaign
Why we are crowdfunding and how you can HELP bring our solution to market.
After more than two years of development, we are almost ready to launch Advance Ear™ and make it available to the tinnitus community. There are more than 50 million Americans who suffer from tinnitus of some degree, including over a million veterans. We want to be part of a long-term solution for this widespread health problem. 

We have funded all of our research and development ourselves. We have avoided partnering with any big pharmaceutical companies so that we can remain independent to serve those suffering from tinnitus at the grassroots level. The last hurdle for us is to set up efficient manufacturing, distribution, and scale the production of our naturally-grown ingredients. This way we can meet, what we believe will be, a very large demand for our product. 

This is why we will soon be launching our crowdfunding campaign—so that tinnitus sufferers like you can help us bring this solution to everyone who needs it. We invite you to join us. 

The first step is to  to our happily infrequent newsletter alerts. We will keep you posted on our progress and our upcoming crowdfunding campaign. 

Welcome aboard. We look forward to your support and sharing our product with you.

ADVANCE EAR™ Team
testimonials
JC D. Testimonial - Advance Ear™
JC D.
Edina, MN
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"I've had ringing for about 15 years. My doctor had originally prescribed a diuretic for me as a way of dealing with my tinnitus, without even examining my ears. It didn't work.

When I first tried the product, I did the two-day-three-day routine for about a week. My favorite part was when I got up one morning, cracked my jaw and felt my ear crack. I could hear clearly for the first time in—oh, I don't know—ten years. It was free of ringing for about 30 seconds, but it was 30 seconds that I hadn't had for a long time.Those moments of peace when there was no ringing were amazing. It's like the "grasshoppers" in my ears stopped chirping altogether.

When trying Advance Ear™, I lie still for about 20 minutes after applying it. It does have a very calming impact on my ears, especially at night, even if it's just muffling it for a little while.

I would use Advance Ear™ again, and this time, be a little less impatient than I was the first time that I used it. Now that I know its benefits, I would be apt to use it more frequently and also for a longer period of time, as you had suggested.

I am excited that you're going to be able to help more people who suffer from tinnitus. You have clearly done a lot of work on this, and it's a testament to what you have put together that this product works so well. I really hope that you can get this out to the marketplace really quickly. People will appreciate that this was created by someone who suffers from the same problem as they do.”
Greg N. Testimonial - Advance Ear™
Greg N.
St. Paul, MN
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"Before Advance Ear™, I was taking a couple of ibuprofen pills and Benadryl to cope with my ringing.

When I first used it, Advance Ear™ knocked down my ringing after only three applications. It was soothing. I would usually do it at night, as I went to bed. I would soak one ear for about 30 minutes, then I do the other side for another 30 minutes. It works.

Advance Ear™ cleared up my ringing, and I haven't had to use it much since. It took care of the problem.

I did have a bad flare-up when I came back from a recent trip to Denver. The air pressure on the plane may have contributed to it. I was just miserable. I treated my ear a couple of times, and the ringing went away.

I don't notice my tinnitus now, except for once in a while when I wake up at night, but then it goes away soon after applying the product.”
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"I've had ringing for about 15 years. My doctor had originally prescribed a diuretic for me as a way of dealing with my tinnitus, without even examining my ears. It didn't work.

When I first tried the product, I did the two-day-three-day routine for about a week. My favorite part was when I got up one morning, cracked my jaw and felt my ear crack. I could hear clearly for the first time in—oh, I don't know—ten years. It was free of ringing for about 30 seconds, but it was 30 seconds that I hadn't had for a long time.Those moments of peace when there was no ringing were amazing. It's like the "grasshoppers" in my ears stopped chirping altogether.

When trying Advance Ear™, I lie still for about 20 minutes after applying it. It does have a very calming impact on my ears, especially at night, even if it's just muffling it for a little while.

I would use Advance Ear™ again, and this time, be a little less impatient than I was the first time that I used it. Now that I know its benefits, I would be apt to use it more frequently and also for a longer period of time, as you had suggested.

I am excited that you're going to be able to help more people who suffer from tinnitus. You have clearly done a lot of work on this, and it's a testament to what you have put together that this product works so well. I really hope that you can get this out to the marketplace really quickly. People will appreciate that this was created by someone who suffers from the same problem as they do.”
Advance Ear™
"Before Advance Ear™, I was taking a couple of ibuprofen pills and Benadryl to cope with my ringing.

When I first used it, Advance Ear™ knocked down my ringing after only three applications. It was soothing. I would usually do it at night, as I went to bed. I would soak one ear for about 30 minutes, then I do the other side for another 30 minutes. It works.

Advance Ear™ cleared up my ringing, and I haven't had to use it much since. It took care of the problem.

I did have a bad flare-up when I came back from a recent trip to Denver. The air pressure on the plane may have contributed to it. I was just miserable. I treated my ear a couple of times, and the ringing went away.

I don't notice my tinnitus now, except for once in a while when I wake up at night, but then it goes away soon after applying the product.”
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"Prior to the Advance Ear™ treatments, my ringing would flare up in my left ear a couple of times a week, especially after a a long 12-hour day on the phone with headsets on my ears the whole time. I also get flare ups after loud concerts, since I'm around loud music continually.

The first time I used Advance Ear™, it felt cool and unusual in my ear. It gave my ear a 'full' feeling. I think part of that was due to the liquid in my ear; it sounded hollow. When the product is dumped out of the ear, it feels so good—such a relief.

Advance Ear™ relieved the pain and discomfort in my ear after one or two treatments. After that first application, it was so much better. After the second application, the pain was gone. I love the product. I've had no side effects, and it has made a difference in my left ear. I now apply it every 8 weeks or so if I feel discomfort.”
Sheila G. Testimonial - Advance Ear™
Sheila G.
Minneapolis, MN
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"Prior to the Advance Ear™ treatments, my ringing would flare up in my left ear a couple of times a week, especially after a a long 12-hour day on the phone with headsets on my ears the whole time. I also get flare ups after loud concerts, since I'm around loud music continually.

The first time I used Advance Ear™, it felt cool and unusual in my ear. It gave my ear a 'full' feeling. I think part of that was due to the liquid in my ear; it sounded hollow. When the product is dumped out of the ear, it feels so good—such a relief.

Advance Ear™ relieved the pain and discomfort in my ear after one or two treatments. After that first application, it was so much better. After the second application, the pain was gone. I love the product. I've had no side effects, and it has made a difference in my left ear. I now apply it every 8 weeks or so if I feel discomfort.”
FUTURE RESEARCH
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The state of tinnitus research is changing rapidly, while more and more people suffer from the condition.

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Research into the causes and origins of tinnitus has grown in recent years, as more people fall victim to the condition. At least one in every six Americans—around 50 million people—suffers from tinnitus. For some 20 million people, the condition is "burdensome", according to the American Tinnitus Association. Two million Americans have severe and disabling tinnitus, often accompanied by insomnia and depression.

Scientists are making new discoveries about what causes tinnitus, how it develops, and how it is sustained. However, the process is very slow. The findings often pose new questions and lead to new areas of study rather than provide definitive conclusions that can help with treatment today. Until the mid-nineties, for example, scientists believed that tinnitus originated in the ear. After patients who had lost their hearing in one ear after surgery unrelated to tinnitus reported still hearing a ringing sound in their deaf ear, scientists began to look elsewhere for the causes.

Today, researchers from the United States, China, and Canada believe that tinnitus and the often co-occurring hyperacusis, a condition that causes sounds to be perceived as excessively loud, originates in the brain. It exists not just in one part of the brain, but in a vast neural network that is more expansive than researchers previously thought. Recent research conducted by the University of Iowa and published in the journal “Current Biology” hints at how extensive this neural network is and the complexity of tinnitus.

Conventional tinnitus theory pointed to a defect in the auditory cortex, the part of the brain which perceives sound, as the cause. That might not be true after all. Tinnitus appears to involve many different parts of the brain—including those connected to emotion, attention, and memory.

The fact that so many parts of the brain are involved with tinnitus could be the reason why this condition has proven to be so difficult to treat, let alone cure. Since researchers still do not fully understand the complexity of the brain, it is likely that a cure is not in the near future.
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Advance Ear™ can become a valuable tool In research For a cure for tinnitus.

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To map how tinnitus works within the brain—its neural signature—scientists need to turn the ringing off, or at least turn down the volume. The current methods include cognitive behavioral therapies and different types of sound therapy. The effectiveness of these therapies can vary, be too costly, and be inconvenient to use for the average sufferer.

Advance Ear™ provides an effective, easy to use, and relatively inexpensive method of turning off the tinnitus volume and managing recurrences for the long term. Advance Ear™also has the potential to become a valuable tool in scientific research for finding a cure.

We welcome all inquiries from medical professionals and researchers.
MEET THE INVENTOR
Introduction

I am the original inventor of the solution behind Advance Ear™. I am also one of the millions of Americans who suffer from tinnitus. Since developing the solution a few years ago, I have used it to treat my ringing on a regular basis. I am pleased to share with you that, over time, those debilitating bouts of endless ear noise and discomfort that I thought would never go away have been reduced to very infrequent flare-ups. When my tinnitus flares up, I administer my solution, wait for it to start working, and then fall asleep without difficulty. After years of using this product on myself and a few family members and friends, I have decided that it's time to share it with the ever-rising number of Americans who suffer from both persistent and intermittent ringing in their ears. If you suffer like I used to, I hope it helps you.

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Everybody's tinnitus story is different, and I can trace the beginning of mine to my three and a half decades in the remodeling industry. It is an industry I have had a passion for since I was nine years old. I am a fourth-generation builder and interior remodeler. I joined my father's remodeling business in 1979 after finishing school. Seven years later, my wife at the time and I started our own company. She was very talented in drawing and design, and I brought my technical skills to the partnership. We had a great time working together.

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By the mid-nineties, we were designing, building, and remodeling some of the finest work in Minnesota. Our work was featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine and three times in Minneapolis-St Paul magazine.

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A decade into our adventure, we were growing at 30 percent a year and, in 2003, won the prestigious Contractor of the Year award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (N.A.R.I.). We were happy, healthy, and blessed with two terrific sons and a fulfilling career.

All those decades of hammering, sawing, and supervising on-site did take its toll. In 2002, I woke up one morning with a loud ringing in my left ear. As the ringing persisted, I followed my wife's advice and sought medical help. 

The first doctor I saw put tubes in my ear, which made the ringing worse. Then, a second specialist put me on steroids and Cipro, a heavy-duty antibiotic. Neither of those did anything. After a while, a hearing test showed that I had lost the ability to hear my high-range pitches.

I saw expert after expert, and I was told that there was no cure available. I was told I would have to live with permanent ringing in my ears, just like millions of other people do. I could not accept that. But what could I do?

“My tinnitus story”
How I came to create Advance Ear™

The genesis of Advance Ear™ stems from my nearly two decades of interest in herbology and natural healing. Let me tell you how it all came about: 

In 1996, I developed a bad case of stomach acid. A close friend of mine suggested nutmeg. I was skeptical, so I asked him how he knew that nutmeg would help. He replied that he got the suggestion from a book he had found at the Wedge Co-op called, "Left for Dead". It was written by a Minnesota man, Dick Quinn, who had suffered a heart attack in 1978 at the age of 42. After a double-bypass surgery failed to adequately support blood circulation to his heart, he was expected to die. 

After a neighbor suggested that he use cayenne pepper to reinvigorate his heart, Quinn started to make his own cayenne capsules. By this time, his surgeons had told him there was nothing else they could do for him, so he figured he had nothing to lose. As it turned out, the capsules made him feel better to the point of him being able to return to work. 

Quinn began to research herbs and natural healing with gusto. He read everything he could get his hands on. Some years later, excited about his progress with cayenne, he founded the Heart Foods Company and published his story of recovery, "Left for Dead". 

I read the book cover to cover and became fascinated with Quinn's story and the possibilities of healing the body with herbs and other natural compounds. I began to intensely study herbs, spices, and its use in history. Excited, I went to the Wedge Co-Op and bought a capsule machine and 500 empty capsules. I bought cayenne pepper and nutmeg in bulk and began making capsules.

For about two years, I made capsules for friends: white willow bark for pain and headaches; valerian root for insomnia; goldenseal for mood enhancement; soy lecithin for a cardiovascular cleanse; echinacea root to tamper inflammation and improve immunity. I became the go-to guy for remedies in my circle of friends and even in my neighborhood. Whenever someone would complain about a pain of some sort, I usually had an answer for them.

“How I came to create Advance Ear™”
Desperation meets preparation

My frustration with my doctors not being able to alleviate my tinnitus started to negatively affect my work and even my marriage. I was exhausted from not being able to sleep. I was at my wits' end. 

As my remodeling business expanded, I had gradually stopped making capsules for friends and family; I had no time. But the knowledge I had accumulated over more than a decade did not go away. One day, out of sheer frustration with my constant ringing, I decided to start experimenting again. I figured It could not hurt, and it was probably my last option. 

I knew that a liquid-tincture delivery system would work best if this was going to work at all. So, I made my first formula, filled my ear with it, and I lay down. After about 30 seconds, it began to burn so badly that I had to drain it out and immediately irrigate my ear canal. I then diluted the formula substantially, but that also did not work. 

Undeterred, I continued to adjust, experiment, and document everything I did and the results at every stage. After several adjustments, I finally developed and filled my ear with, what is now, the current patented formula. The solution felt warm, comforting, and soothing. It numbed my ear but only temporarily. I applied it before going to bed and found that it helped me sleep. Nothing had helped me to sleep in years. It was a revelation.

It took about a dozen self-administered treatments for me to notice a significant reduction in my ringing. After about 20 treatments, my tinnitus was about half as bad as it was before treatment. I stuck with it and eventually had my tinnitus down to a level where I could function quite well and did not have the constant ringing.

Controlling my tinnitus for the long-term

There is, of-course, no cure for tinnitus. I still get occasional flare-ups. The flare-ups can take a few months to recur or as long as eighteen months after treatment. When it happens, I treat the affected ear with Advance Ear™. Typically, after a couple of nightly applications, the ringing goes away.

For me, Advance Ear™ has proven to be an effective method to control and manage my tinnitus without taking useless drugs. The relief Advance Ear™ has given me is tremendously unburdening. I hope it helps you too.

I am excited to share Advance Ear™ with all those who suffer from the annoyance and pain of ringing. I look forward to hearing your stories.

All the best,

Chuck Irmiter

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