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.
Tinnitus sound therapy has its place in tinnitus management and can provide a much needed rest-bite from tinnitus symptoms. Complete tinnitus masking might provide tinnitus relief and partial masking might form mart of tinnitus retraining therapy. The goal for tinnitus retraining therapy is tinnitus habituation.
Tinnitus is experienced as ear ringing, ears buzzing or in one ear or both. It can manifest as one noise or several and can change in character and volume depending on what you are doing regarding stresss levels and posture. Utilising sound as a way to destress and mask symptoms can provide a temporary, medium or long term solution for tinnitus symptoms. Distracting attention away from tinnitus by way of music you love or a more neutral sound can be beneficial.
Tinnitus Sound Therapy Products
White Noise Machines
A tinnitus white noise machine is ideal if you have difficulty sleeping with tinnitus. You can listen to nature sounds or white noise in bed through headphones or through speakers. Most of our products come with an alarm clock and some have a radio also. Many of our products also have a timer option so that you can time your bedside machine to turn off after you have gone to sleep. View White Noise Machines.
An MP3 download is a great way to listen to your chosen sounds when you are on the go. You can download them from us and the listen to them on your MP3 player, iPod or mobile device. We have a choice of white noise downloads, nature sounds and relaxing music. View Tinnitus Relief Downloads.
A white noise masker can be worn at home and on the move. It can form part of your tinnitus retraining therapy or be used as a complete masker. Please see below. We have a number of different tinnitus masker options. These include behind the ear maskers, ear canal tinnitus maskers and outer ear tinnitus maskers. We have provided you with a buying guide. View Tinnitus Maskers.
Types of Tinnitus Sound Therapy
- White Noise Machines
- Tinnitus Maskers
- Tinnitus Relief Downloads
- Natural sounds in the environment
Increasing exposure to natural sounds from the environment can help to reduce tinnitus symptoms. Taking a walk in nature os very relaxing. Exposing yourself and becoming more aware of natural sounds helps to distract you away from tinnitus. Opening a window at night can provide more background noise to help you sleep. Tinnitus symptoms are often accompanied by hearing loss. Raising the ambient level of background noise by using a hearing aid can reduce tinnitus symptoms.
What Is Tinnitus Masking?
Tinnitus masking describes the process of using a strategic approach to covering over a tinnitus sound with a more pleasant sound. If you are suffering from tinnitus it might seem worse at night or when you are trying to relax. This is when tinnitus masking can be most beneficial. Using a tinnitus masker or white noise download can provide tinnitus relief helping you to get those much needed zzz's. Tinnitus sound therapy can provide you with or listening to a relaxing download can form part of a bedtime wind down ritual.
You might use partial tinnitus masking or complete tinnitus masking. Complete tinnitus masking involves using white noise to completely mask the tinnitus stimulus so that you cannot hear it. Partial tinnitus masking only partially covers the sound of tinnitus meaning you can still hear the sound of tinnitus with the more pleasant sound.
How Does Tinnitus Masking Therapy Help Tinnitus Retraining Therapy?
Tinnitus retraining therapy involves changing a person's negative reaction to tinnitus. Partial tinnitus masking enables you to hear tinnitus as well as a more pleasant sound. This helps to change a negative reaction to tinnitus into a more neutral response. This helps with tinnitus habituation. Tinnitus habituation describes having tinnitus but not being aware of it most of the time. When you do become aware of it you no longer have a negative reaction to it.