Tinnitus Masking[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On November 11, 2008 Under Ringing In Ears, T-Gone Tinnitus, Tinnitus Relief
Do you often experience buzzing, whining, clicking, roaring or bleeping sound that you can’t simply ignore? Then you might be suffering from tinnitus. It is not a disease on itself but a symptom of various illnesses manifested in ringing sensation. The sound you heard in the ear may simply go away in time or a constant ringing disorder that you have to deal for the rest of your life.
The culprits of the ringing menace are too many to mention, but the major cause of the phantom noise known is exposure to loud noise causing cochlear damage. Stress, sinus and Meniere’s disease are also on the list of the most common causes of tinnitus.
Cochlear damage causes high frequency hearing loss and tinnitus which is often acquired from a serious head blow from a motorcycle accident and exposure to loud noise which very prevalent to the young generation. You might be interested to know how cochlear damage is related to hearing loss and tinnitus.
The ear has thousands of tiny hair cells that capture the sound waves from a real source. When the sound enters the ear, the stimulus causes the microscopic hairs to move sending electric signal to the auditory nerve which the brain interprets as sound. The nerves and the tiny hairs are very sensitive that it can easily get bent or broken. When these happen, the tiny hairs sends faulty electrical impulses to the brain which causes the hearing loss and tinnitus.
If you are looking for an instant remedy for the annoying noise, then you can use tinnitus masking. It is a non- invasive treatment which can help you drown-out the annoying noise in the ear. There are tinnitus maskers available in the market today. Some of these maskers are transformer-like appliance, plugged near the bed before sleeping. It generates another type of sound (white noise) which emitted from a tiny mono speaker. Listening to white noise can mask tinnitus can compensate the sufferer a good sleep and relaxation.
Today, there are already tinnitus masking CD’s and mp3’s which can be played in your car, office or in your bedroom before sleeping. You can also listen to variety of white noises such as soothing shower, aircraft cabin or pure white noise which is digitally mastered, true stereo sound quality compared to white noise machines. You can download the file to your mp3 media player and mask out unwanted noise anytime, anywhere.