If tinnitus is affecting you, or a loved one, then tinnitus sound therapy can be a great help. Sound therapy (also known as sound enrichment) provides a welcome distraction from tinnitus. Listening to relaxing sounds can provide tinnitus relief, making the condition less noticeable and reducing the stress that can make it worse. It’s best to set the volume level so that it roughly matches the sounds you hear. The sound therapy acts as a tinnitus masker; by focusing on the sounds, your brain will learn to filter out the tinnitus. This can be a very effective form of tinnitus treatment if it’s part of your regular routine and will help relieve the symptoms become less intrusive over time.
One of the most popular types of tinnitus sound therapy is a tinnitus relaxer. There’s a variety of soothing sounds available, from white noise for tinnitus, to rolling tides and thunderstorms. Experiment with different ones to find what offers the best tinnitus relief 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 models offer extra features as well as tinnitus treatment. The Sound Oasis S550 and Sound Oasis Travel have a timer so that the relaxer stops automatically after 30, 60 or 90 minutes. Most have a setting to make the sound gradually quieter. Plus, there are those that double up as alarm clocks, portable speakers, or have cables/Bluetooth, so you can connect them to your smartphone to listen to music, podcasts and tinnitus sound therapy apps.
Until there’s a cure for tinnitus, our range of relaxers can help you manage your tinnitus and stop it taking over your life.