the history of the ti-ex therapy device

Gerald Neuwirth

In 1998, an invention made everyone prick up their ears. The electronics engineer Gerald Neuwirth suffered with terrible noises in his ears for 11 years: "A healthy person can't understand what it's like. I had this constant sound in my ears, like crickets chirping, which got louder and louder. I retreated more and more from society, became more and more isolated."

As all the treatments he tried had failed, and the noises were getting worse and worse, the Austrian decided to take matters into his own hands.
He knew about the positive effects of low-frequency electromagnetic fields and built a machine which allowed magnetic fields to be directed towards the damaged areas of the ear. The basic idea, therefore, was a magnetic field therapy device created specially for the relief of tinnitus.

After ten weeks of treatment with the first prototype, the then 45-year-old's symptoms had disappeared. Neuwirth then began to publicise his invention and had soon treated more than a thousand patients, the most prominent of whom was Austrian Theo Kelz, the police officer who lost both hands in a letter bomb attack in Klagenfurt and who had subsequently suffered severe tinnitus.