A tinnitus masker, or tinnitus sound device, is a device designed to help manage tinnitus using sound therapy. Sound therapy aims to provide relief by using external sounds to mask or distract from the internal sounds of tinnitus. Introducing pleasant and soothing sounds allows the brain to shift its focus away from the tinnitus by reducing the contrast between the tinnitus and a quiet background environment. Tinnitus maskers are often used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, which may include counseling, stress management techniques, and other therapies. Over time your brain will adjust to hearing the new sounds, while reducing the negative reaction to tinnitus and making it less disruptive in your daily life. Tinnitus maskers can be a stand-alone product, or a feature within a hearing aid.
"Over time your brain will adjust to hearing the new sounds, while reducing the negative reaction to tinnitus and making it less disruptive in your daily life. Tinnitus maskers can be a stand-alone product, or a feature within a hearing aid."
Most people are candidates for a tinnitus masker. Use the checklist below to determine if you’re a candidate.
MindEar offers a range of scientifically-backed solutions that can help you manage your tinnitus symptoms effectively. In the MindEar app you will find a soundscape library offering a variety of adjustable soundscapes to help you find the sound sound therapy that works best for you. You can also talk to a tinnitus expert to help determine if a sound masker is right for you. In addition, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques are also accessible to provide you with the tools to take control of your condition so that you can live a life without noticing it. MindEar is here to guide you on that journey.
It's important to note that the effectiveness of tinnitus maskers can vary from person to person. Some individuals may find significant relief, while others may experience only a partial reduction in their tinnitus symptoms. Additionally, research has shown that using a sound masker in combination with professional guidance and counseling is more effective in managing tinnitus, than using a sound masker alone. It's advisable to consult with an audiologist or healthcare professional to determine if a tinnitus masker is suitable for your specific needs and to receive guidance on its proper use.