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Tinnitus Maskers for Those with Hearing Loss

 

What is Tinnitus and how does it relate to hearing loss?

Tinnitus is the perception of sound when it actually doesn’t exist. It is often referred to as “ringing in the ears”, but sufferers can hear whooshing, buzzing, clicking or hissing sounds as well. Tinnitus and hearing loss often go hand in hand; in fact 90% of tinnitus sufferers also have some form of hearing loss.1

Everybody’s experience with Tinnitus is different. It ranges from intermittent and distracting to constant and debilitating. While there is no cure for Tinnitus, Sound Therapy Machines can help. We carry a variety of Sound Therapy Machines that specifically come with features to help those with both hearing loss and Tinnitus.

 

How do Sound Therapy Machines help with Tinnitus?

Sound Therapy Machines, or Tinnitus Maskers, play a variety sounds that reduce the perception of ringing in the ears. Many people use them while they sleep, to focus at work or during relaxation or meditation.

 

 Tinnitus Products

What to consider when buying a Sound Therapy Machine

Volume Control

All the machines we carry have volume control or amplification. Some machines go as high as 90dB, which is comparable to the loudness of a lawn mower!

If you find you need more amplification, or you don’t want to annoy your partner sleeping in the same room, consider purchasing pillow speakers. These are little thin speakers that slip into your pillow and bring the sound closer to your ears.

Tone Control

This feature allows you to adjust the frequency (or pitch) of sounds. Matching the tone to your tinnitus can be a more effective way to mask the ringing in your ears.

Types of Sounds

Each machine comes with different sounds, including white noise, nature or music. Sound selection is an entirely personal choice. If you are unsure what sounds work best to mask your Tinnitus, purchase a machine that comes with lots of different sound options to try out.

Stationary vs Portable

Think about where Tinnitus usually bothers you. If Tinnitus occurs while trying to sleep or working at the office, consider a stationary machine. If it occurs at different times of the day, look for a machine that would be easy to throw in your bag and take with you.

If you love to travel but don’t want to pack a bulky machine, we have many options that don’t take up much room. It doesn’t hurt to have both a stationary and portable machine to fit the many different situations you may find yourself in.

 

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1 Hearing Health Foundation http://hearinghealthfoundation.org//index.php?pg=tinnitus