Antinitus® Relief Patch

Here we look at the claims for Antinitus® Relief Patch.

Version: 3.0 Last updated: April 2023 To be reviewed: October 2025

Treatment details

Illustration of an ear with a device in it.


Device (patches)



Some potential for harm



Evidence that it is not effective



The makers claim

Antinitus provides long term relief from tinnitus1.“[the patch] contains a unique microscopic raster, which, with the help of incident visible and thermal light, creates a regular and organised fractal light. In contact with fractal light, water molecules in biological tissues adopt a more coherent state.

The hypothesis is that an elevated reorganisation of water in the biological environment may modulate the chaotic audio loops in the auditory system that represent the various conscious sound experiences that we call tinnitus and hence provide relief.”[2]

What is the treatment?

A patch is applied behind the ear in which tinnitus is experienced. The patch is replaced every day for three weeks.

What are the downsides of this treatment?

Skin irritation; cost

Has there been research into this treatment?

Two papers have been published which looked at this treatment.

What does the research say?

The pilot study showed an increase in tinnitus severity in 50% of patients, and no significant changes in tinnitus annoyance, quality of life and sleep initiation time[3].

The larger study showed there was no statistically significant difference in tinnitus annoyance, Tinnitus Handicap Inventory or well-being between the active (treatment) and placebo groups directly at the end of treatment[4].

There is evidence that this treatment does not work.

There is no plausible mechanism for this treatment to work.

Tinnitus UK


Läkemedelsverk (the Swedish Medical Products Agency) banned Antinitus® from sale in October 2018 as there was no evidence of its effectiveness[5].

An appeal from the manufacturer was unsuccessful, meaning that the product can no longer be sold with the European Union[6].

All online references accessed 18 October 2022 unless noted.

1. Antinitus AB. Antinitus patch tinnitus treatment. [accessed via – originally accessed 20 October 2020]

2. Antinitus AB. Antinitus patch tinnitus treatment. [accessed via – originally accessed 20 October 2020]

3. Ahnblad P. Pilot Investigation of a Topographical Filter Dermal Patch in Patients with Tinnitus. International Tinnitus Journal. (2017) 21[1]:7-13

4. Coelho C, Tyler R et al. Survey on the Effectiveness of Dietary Supplements to Treat Tinnitus. American Journal of Audiology. (2016) 25(3): 184-205

5. British Society of Audiology. Practice Guidance – Tinnitus in Adults. (2021) Available from:

6. Tunkel DE, Bauer CA, Sun GH, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline: Tinnitus. Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. (2014);151(2_suppl): S1-S40. doi:10.1177/0194599814545325