Haghani, "Hearing aid or tinnitus masker
: which one is the best treatment for blast-induced tinnitus?
Mr Robson visits Newcastle Freeman's Tinnitus Clinic every six months and uses a tinnitus masker
, which provides a gentle rushing sound that he concentrates on to ignore the other sounds in his head.
I've even worn a tinnitus masker
but it made the ringing worse.
The tinnitus masker
is a small electronic instrument built into or combined with a hearing aid.
A newer device that has been quite successful is the tinnitus masker
, which is worn like a hearing aid and emits a steady, monotonous noise like wind in trees or the hum of an electric fan--a sound that quickly becomes familiar and can be easily ignored.
You might also ask your doctor about the possibility of obtaining a tinnitus masker
- headphones that play "white" noise.
While cosmetically they are small, the amount of technology packed into the units means that they can adapt to specific requirements, whether it's connecting to your mobile phone so you can use the phone hands free, connecting to your smart TV so that you can hear your favourite programmes perfectly, or even with built-in tinnitus maskers
to block out unwanted noises.
Sound therapy was administered in the form of relatively broad-band, neutral sound, produced by wearable ear-level devices, which included tinnitus maskers
[broad-band sound generators (SGs)], hearing aids, or SG-hearing aid combination instruments.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the residual inhibition to determine whether the use of tinnitus maskers
would be a viable treatment course.
Comparative study of four noise spectra as potential tinnitus maskers
. Br J Audiol 2009; 25: 25-34.
Three studies reported desensitisation programs using broadband tinnitus maskers
[41, 42] and pink noise tape cassettes .