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Tinnitus Cd

Written by AudioNotch Team on August 30, 2016

Categories: Tinnitus

Please note: the following information does not constitute professional medical advice, and is provided for general informational purposes only. Please speak to your doctor if you have tinnitus.


Whether it’s ringing, buzzing or other persistent sound, tinnitus is something that you are looking to find relief for. Although there are various approaches to relieving tinnitus, one method that many people have found useful is sound therapy. There are various techniques involved as well as different devices used to achieve this, but it is through masking that many have found the best results. The following is a brief discussion of how this is achieved, along with the best approach to take.

Masking the tinnitus
This is done with the use of white noise. Simply put, white noise is sounds overlapping at many different frequencies. Even at a low volume, it has the effect of shutting out other noises. People have used white noise to help them sleep at night, but many people with tinnitus have found relief using white noise too. Even though the noise from tinnitus is technically not auditory, white noise seems to cancel it out for many people. White noise can be generated by a white noise machine that can be placed in close proximity to an individual. It is also possible to use a white noise recording. A tinnitus cd can be listened to through headphones.

Taking masking to the next level
The biggest issue with using white noise is that different people respond to frequencies differently. This is because tinnitus manifests itself differently from one person to the next. The frequency of the ringing or buzzing in the head is different from one person to the next. This is why sufferers of tinnitus will experiment with variations on white noise. One example is pink noise. This is white noise, but without some of the upper frequencies. White noise generates frequencies equally, while pink noise emphasizes the lower frequencies.

The best solution is to customize the sound
Those who have found some relief from white noise have found even more relief with a custom made tinnitus cd. Using a tuner, you can find the exact frequency of your tinnitus. Once this is known, a custom made tinnitus cd can be produced. This CD will consist of a subset of white noise that will cancel out a portion of your tinnitus and have the effect of reducing the volume of the ringing that you experience.

If you have tried different methods of treating your tinnitus with disappointing results, you owe it to yourself to try masking as a treatment, but not just with white noise. You need to customize the noise for your specific tinnitus frequency.