An invention developed in Leicester to help treat people with tinnitus has gone on display at an exhibition in London.
The idea for Spectral Tinnitus Relief Therapy has been chosen as a finalist in the Make it in Great Britain Challenge, a competition to find the most innovative pre-market products, processes and concepts being developed in the UK.
The treatment, developed by a team from the University of Leicester, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust and Orthoscopics, uses exposure to tinted light to treat tinnitus – a condition which causes the perception of ringing or buzzing in the ear.
Their concept will be part of an exhibit at the Science Museum, in London, which showcases the best of manufacturing.
Visitors to the six-week exhibition will be invited to vote for their favourite finalist. Other finalists include exhibits from Mars, McLaren and The Royal Mint.