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 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 tinnitus relief products.
This popular tinnitus relaxer uses sound therapy to help relieve the symptoms of tinnitus and provide a welcome distraction. There’s a choice of relaxing sounds: heartbeat, sea waves, running stream, birdsong, woodland glade, falling raindrops or white noise.
• Seven therapy sounds
• Timer option: 30 minutes or continuous play
• Adjustable volume
• Separate on/off/timer switch
An easy-to-use tinnitus relaxer designed to help you unwind after a long day. Choose from 12 therapy sounds – ambient music, nature sounds and white noise. Any of these help to relieve stress and ease insomnia, while the nature sounds offer respite from tinnitus.
• 12 therapy sounds
• Timer option: 30,60, 90 minutes with optional fade, or continuous play
• Adjustable volume
• Headphone socket for headphones or pillow speakers.
As well as six soothing sounds to relieve the symptoms of tinnitus, this sound machine has a blue sleep therapy dream light that can be turned on or off.
• Six therapy sounds & blue sleep therapy dream light
• Timer option:10,30, 60 minutes, or continuous play
• Powered by USB - no batteries required.
This sound pillow insert can fit into any pillow, for stereo sound as you drift off to sleep. Connect it to a radio, MP3 player, smartphone, tinnitus relaxer, or any other device with a 3.5mm jack headphone socket for tinnitus relief without disturbing others.
• Fits all pillows
• 2m lead
• Connects to any audio device with a 3.5mm jack headphone socket
• Powered by the device it's connected to.
This sound pyramid helps tune out tinnitus with colour changing mood lights and/or soothing nature sounds. Simply touch the top of the pyramid to activate the continuously changing lights. It’s also useful for insomniacs, shift workers and children who don't like the dark.
• Five therapy sounds
• Colour changing mood lights
• 30-minute timer
• Intuitive touch on/off control.
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