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Tinnitus treatments

Tinnitus affects people of any age – from childhood, teens to adults. Some people have mild symptoms and others find it severely encumbers their lifestyle.

Tinnitus is a medical term to describe noises that people can hear in one ear, two, or their head. There are many different types of noises people hear, but common ones are ringing, buzzing and whistling. The common link is that there is not an external noise source.

Whilst there are no cures for tinnitus, there are several different types of tinnitus treatments which can help. These include sound therapy, relaxation exercises, hearing aids, distraction techniques and complementary therapies. See our factsheets on further tinnitus treatments and where you can go for extra help.

Sound therapy

Many people find that they are more aware of their tinnitus in quiet surroundings or when they are trying to go to sleep. When it is quiet, tinnitus sounds may seem louder and are more likely to become a problem. Sound therapy or sound enrichment, works by filling the silence with therapeutic sounds. It involves listening to background sounds like a natural sound recording of the sea, the tv, music or a sound generator’s (soothing 'shh' sound).

Sound therapy works by reducing the contrast between tinnitus sounds and background sounds. Your hearing system becomes less sensitive to the tinnitus, because it distracts the brain from listening to the tinnitus sounds.

Having a hearing aid fitted can help if you have a hearing loss with your tinnitus. It will make the environmental sounds louder, which, in turn, distracts you from your tinnitus.

We specialise in providing good sound therapy products that can help. All our products are rigorously tested.

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Any purchases come with a 28 day money back guarantee. So you can buy with confidence.

Recommended sound therapy products

Tinnitus relaxers

Sound oasis relaxer.Sound Oasis S650 Relaxer L339

“Not only does this system camouflage my tinnitus. It is also very relaxing” Irene Gilder

The Sound Oasis S650 Relaxer has twelve tranquil sounds from Ocean surf to Woodlands.

  • Setting to gradually slow down the sounds to help you drift off to sleep
  • Timer option (30, 60, 90 minutes or constant)
  • Pause or resume button
  • Headphone socket for use with pillow speaker or sound pillow
  • Can be battery powered
  • Wake up to sound track or buzzer

Dual Pillow Speaker.L399 Dual Pillow Speakers

“The dual speaker is so much better than the single speaker. Much better sound and highly entertaining” Jennifer Parkes

Compatible with most of our tinnitus relaxers. Can be used with MP3 players, televisions and other products with a 3.5mm jack socket.

The Dual Pillow Speakers slip under your pillow and provide stereo sound to surround you as you sleep. The speakers have a volume control on the lead that connects to your chosen listening device.

  • Stereo sound
  • 1.7m lead
  • Powered through the product you have connected to them
  • For hygiene reasons we're unable to offer a money-back guarantee on this product*

Tinnitus sound pillow.L257 Tinnitus Sound Pillow

“Good quality sound from this product but quiet enough not to be heard by partner”
Jim Tyler

The Tinnitus Sound Pillow has in-built speakers so you can connect to your sound source. Can be used with MP3 players, televisions and other products with a 3.5mm jack socket.

  • 180mm audio connection lead with 3.5 mm jack plug
  • Standard Pillow size 660 x 510mm

Confused or still undecided?

Our Customer Service Team is happy to help you.

Call us on telephone 01733 361199 or textphone 01733 238020 or Text Relay 18001 01733 361199 or fax on 01733 361161.
Email us at solutions@hearingloss.org.uk