WHAT IS TINNITUS MASKER?
Tinnitus Masking describes the process of covering the sound of tinnitus with a synthetic sound. This is achieved by using a white noise masker. A tinnitus masker is a small device which is either worn on the outside of the ear, inserted into the ear canal or worn just under the helix of the ear. A tinnitus masker usually emits a white noise sound which covers or masks the sound of tinnitus.
TINNITUS MASKER TYPES
There are a number of different types of tinnitus masker. These include a behind the ear masker, an ear canal masker or a masker that sits just below the helix. When making a decision to buy a masker you may have different priorities depending on your situation. Usability, white noise quality, discretion and comfort all play a factor in making a tinnitus masker choice.
TINNITUS SOUND THERAPY
Tinnitus sound therapy covers a wide variety of different ways sound can be used to mask tinnitus. Tinnitus sound therapy can be used to mask tinnitus for relaxation purposes or be used as part of tinnitus retraining therapy. Tinnitus sound therapy as part of tinnitus retraining therapy uses a focused approach to masking tinnitus to change a negative response to tinnitus into a neutral one.
WHAT IS WHITE NOISE?
White noise is sound which consists of all of the sound frequencise which are audible to the human ear. It is called white noise because a comparison is made to white light which contains all of the colours of the light spectrum. White noise is made up of 20,000 different tones between 20 and 20,000 Hz.