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      Top 10 products to relieve tinnitus

      Do you have ringing, buzzing, hissing or other sounds in your ears or head that others can’t hear? It’s common for people with hearing loss to also experience tinnitus. Until there’s a cure, there are products to help manage tinnitus and stop it taking over your life. 

      By: Sally Bromham | 29 August 2018

      Tinnitus affects people in different ways. Some people aren’t bothered by it or find it only mildly annoying. For others, it can be a more noticeable and troublesome. If tinnitus is affecting you, or a loved one, then sound therapy can be a great help.

       

      Sound therapy (also known as sound enrichment) provides a welcome distraction from tinnitus. Listening to relaxing sounds makes the condition less noticeable and reduces the stress that can make it worse. It’s best to set the volume level so that it roughly matches the sounds you hear. By focusing on the sound therapy, your brain will learn to filter out the tinnitus. This can be very effective if it’s part of your regular routine and will help the symptoms become less intrusive over time.

       

      One of the most popular types of sound therapy is a tinnitus relaxer. There’s a variety of weird and wonderful soothing sounds available, from pulsating white noise to birdsong and cosmic echoes. Experiment with different ones to find what works best for you. Don’t worry about them being repetitive. Most tinnitus sounds are carefully developed to avoid a clear ‘loop’ (so you’re unlikely to recognise the same particular sound over and over).

       

      There are tinnitus relaxers to suit every lifestyle. Some have timer options, others an alarm clock function, or a radio which can also be used as an alarm. Plus, there are those that double up as portable speakers, or have cables/Bluetooth, so you can connect them to your smartphone to listen to music, podcasts and tinnitus apps.

       

      Tinnitus can be more noticeable when it’s quiet, especially at night when you’re trying to sleep. The constant ringing or buzzing in your ears can make it difficult to switch off. That’s why our range of tinnitus products includes pillow speakers, sleep headbands and sound pillows. They can connect to a tinnitus relaxer, stereo or personal music device to help you tune out tinnitus, without disturbing others.

       

      Here’s a round-up of our top 10 products that offer relief from tinnitus. 

       

      S650 Sound Oasis tinnitus relaxer

      L339 Sound Oasis S650 tinnitus relaxer

      The S650 is an excellent tinnitus relaxer that relieves the symptoms of tinnitus by using sound therapy to create a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. There’s a choice of 12 soothing sounds to improve sleep quality and increase overall wellbeing.

      • Six therapy sounds and six nature sounds
      • Alarm clock with 10-minute snooze
      • Timer options: 30, 60, 90 minutes and continuous play
      • Headphone socket.

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      BST-100 Bluetooth sound speaker

      L463 SleepPhones (black)

      >This portable and rechargeable sound speaker helps to relieve the symptoms of tinnitus and reduce the stress which can make it worse. The BST-100 has 10 non-looping sounds, or you can stream your own music from any Bluetooth-enabled device.

      • 10 non-looping sounds
      • Stream music from your Bluetooth device
      • Operating range up to 10m
      • Headphone connection for headphones or pillow speakers.

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      Dual pillow speakers

      Dual pillow speakers

      Slip this pair of speakers under your pillow for stereo sound as you sleep. They can be used with a tinnitus relaxer, MP3 player, stereo, radio, smartphone or any other device that has a standard 3.5mm jack headphone socket.

      • Stereo sound
      • 1.7m lead
      • In-line volume control on the lead
      • Powered by the device that the speakers are connected to.

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      Naturecare tinnitus relaxer

      L238 Naturecare sound enrichment device

      This simple but effective tinnitus relaxer has seven soothing sounds to help relieve the troublesome symptoms of tinnitus. Choose from heartbeat, sea waves, running stream, birdsong, woodland glade, falling raindrops, or simply listen to white noise.

      • >Seven therapy sounds
      • Volume control and separate on/off/timer switch
      • Timer option: 30 minutes or continuous
      • Battery-operated or mains-powered.

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      Stereo sound pillow

      L257 Tinnitus sound pillow

      A lightweight, comfortable pillow with two speakers inside. Connect to a tinnitus relaxer, stereo or personal music device to relieve your tinnitus and drift into a peaceful sleep, without disturbing others.

      • Standard size pillow: 66cm x 51cm
      • Supplied with pillow case
      • Uses a 3.5mm jack plug, compatible with tinnitus relaxers or MP3 players
      • 20cm audio connection lead.

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      S850 Travel sound therapy system

      L331 Sound Oasis travel tinnitus relaxer

      The S850 is a portable tinnitus relaxer that relieves the symptoms of tinnitus by using sound therapy to create a peaceful atmosphere. There’s a choice of 18 soothing sounds, including some to help with jet lag, making it ideal for travelling. 

      • 18 soothing sounds
      • Timer options: 30, 60, 90 minutes and continuous play
      • Alarm clock with snooze (15-minute cycle)
      • Records 15 seconds of sound of your own choice.

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      S550 Sound Oasis tinnitus relaxer

      Sound Oasis

      A great quality, easy-to-use tinnitus relaxer that helps you drift off into a gentle, natural sleep. Choose from six relaxing sounds, plus you can purchase additional sound cards to expand your range of listening options.

      • Six relaxing sounds
      • Timer option: 30, 60 or 90 minutes
      • Headphone jack socket, ideal for use with pillow speakers
      • Wall-mountable

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      >S-100 White noise machine

      L435 S-100 white noise machine

      White noise is proven to help relieve tinnitus and this white noise speaker provides ten different types of white noise, ranging from a high pitched ‘hiss’ to a softer ‘shh’ sound. Plus, it has a headphone connection for using with headphones or pillow speakers.

      • 10 white noise sounds
      • Timer option: 30, 60 or 90 minutes
      • Can be used as a portable speaker
      • Compact size, ideal for home or travel.

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      Wireless and Wired SleepPhones

      L465 Wireless Bluetooth SleepPhones (black)L466 Wireless Bluetooth SleepPhones (lavender)

      A soft, comfortable headband with headphones inside to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. SleepPhones can play relaxing sounds to help reduce stress and alleviate tinnitus. There are wired or wireless versions available in a choice of colours.

      • Ultra-thin, compact speakers you can barely feel when sleeping
      • Internal speakers positioned in headband to align with your ears
      • Headband fabric is machine washable (speakers can be easily removed before washing)
      • Standard 3.5mm jack connection to plug in tinnitus relaxer, smartphone or other device.

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      Find out more

      For full details about our top 10 tinnitus products, click on the ‘More Information’ button underneath each description above. Or, contact our expert Customer Services team who can advise on the best solution for relieving your tinnitus:

      Telephone       03330 144 525
      Textphone       03330 144 530 
      Email              
      solutions@hearingloss.org.uk
      Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm. 

      We’re the only UK charity with a full range of products for people living with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss, so we’re the ideal source of impartial advice. And every purchase means that you’re helping fund research to cure hearing loss within a generation.

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