Tinnitus Maskers can provide relief from the annoying sound of tinnitus. There are different types of tinnitus masker. Behind the ear, in the ear canal and helix maskers.
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A tinnitus masker is a product which is used to provide tinnitus relief. A tinnitus masker emits a white noise sound in order to mask or cover the sound of tinnitus. White noise, sounds like air being released from a compressed container.
A tinnitus masker is a product which is used to provide tinnitus relief. A tinnitus masker emits a white noise sound in order to mask or cover the sound of tinnitus. White noise, sounds like air being released from a compressed container. We call this tinnitus masking.
Tinnitus masking describes the process of covering the sound of tinnitus with a more pleasant synthetic sound. Complete tinnitus masking describes completely covering the sound of tinnitus and partial tinnitus masking means only partially covering tinnitus so that you can still hear tinnitus. Partial tinnitus masking is sometimes used as part of tinnitus retraining therapy and complete tinnitus masking may form part of a tinnitus sound therapy solution.
Tinnitus masking is used for relaxation purposes as well as tinnitus retraining therapy. Tinnitus retraining therapy might utilise tinnitus masking to help change a negatively perceived tinnitus stimulus into a more neutral sound. The goal for tinnitus retraining therapy is tinnitus habituation. If you are unable to achieve this through relaxation and other therapeutic methods using a white noise masker is the most effective, safe and constructive way to provide tinnitus relief.
It is important when choosing a white noise tinnitus masker to find a solution that is right for you. You may have different priorities when making a decision including efficiency, comfort or discreteness. All of our products are quality products which makes them efficient and fit for purpose. There are three main types of tinnitus masker which can be used as part of your tinnitus solution. These include a behind the ear tinnitus maker, an ear canal masker and an outer ear tinnitus masker.
Behind The Ear Tinnitus Masker
A behind the ear tinnitus masker is the most comfortable option if you are looking for a masking solution. They have an adjustable white noise volume control which can be accessed whilst wearing the tinnitus masker. They are comfortable to wear in bed which can be a difficult time for tinnitus sufferers. The standard 22 MA is more comfortable than other options because it fits behind the ear and if it is used on its own there is no pressure placed on the front of the ear when you are lying on the side of your head. These products are perfect for home use if you only have a minimal amount of hearing loss and only use your tinnitus masker occasionally when you are having a bad day or if you use it in a strategic way when symptoms become over whelming. These products are compatible with battery type 675.
The second tinnitus masker option is a tinnitus masker which sits inside the ear canal. These are more suited wearing when you are out and about and would like a more discrete solution. The levels decibel level of noise os preset depending on your level of hearing loss. Ear canal tinnitus maskers come in generic fit shapes and sizes. They are vented to allow external sound to pass into the ear in a normal way which is important to allow you to hear normally. It also has an easy to replace battery compartment. These products are compatible with battery size 10.
The third option you can try is an outer ear tinnitus masker. It sits under the helix of the ear and the white noise is projected into the ear without a mould. The decibel level is pre programmed depending on your level of hearing loss. This is a very popular option because the outer ear option reaches a healthy compromise between comfort and discreteness. These products are compatible with battery type 10.
White noise is sound which consists of all of the sound frequencies 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. Although white noise consists of all of the different sound frequencies when we hear our brains amplifies or prioritises higher pitched frequencies making them sound louder than lower pitched frequencies. This is why we hear white noise at a higher pitch than what the actual sound is. It might be compared to hearing a group of people talking in a room. It is difficult to pick out individual voices so we hear the noise as a blurred noise.