Audiologist Recommends Listening to Soothing Sounds Using Earbuds for Tinnitus Relief

Discussion in 'Support' started by David59, Sep 17, 2021.

    1. David59

      David59 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Exposure to loud noise
      Over the past 6 weeks, I've been dealing with a significant tinnitus spike which I'm concerned is becoming permanent, combined with onset of hyperacusis (high noise sensitivity, but fortunately not painful).

      I went to an audiologist. He recommended I get open ear buds, and start listening to "soothing sounds"(relaxing music, ocean waves) for relief.

      I have avoided headphones and earbuds for years, because of concerns over further damage to hearing.

      Thoughts on this recommendation?
    2. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      Continue to avoid the earbuds. Could try to listen at low volume via a regular speaker.
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    3. Sandra Menzie

      Sandra Menzie Member

      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss left ear. 60%
      Didn't work for me. Could still hear the ringing. I use a sound pillow instead.
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