tinnitus masker

tinnitus masker

(tin'i-tŭs mask'ĕr),
An electronic device to present sound to the ear to mask tinnitus; occasionally allows temporary residual inhibition of the tinnitus.
See also: residual inhibitor.
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Haghani, "Hearing aid or tinnitus masker: which one is the best treatment for blast-induced tinnitus?
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 [43].