Bluetooth-Capable Tinnitus Masking Device in the Style of a Hearing Aid?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Bobb77, Jun 25, 2020.

    1. Bobb77

      Bobb77 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise drama and stress
      Hello,

      Does anyone know a noiser device that appears as a hearing aid (instead of headphones, because of optical reasons and headphones would reduce too many ambient noises...)

      Or in other words:
      I have tinnitus with mild hearing loss in one ear, so I tested a Signia hearing aid with noiser / masker function.

      But it had only some white, pink noises and waves, but nothing that really masks my tinnitus frequency (above 11.000 Hz).

      It has Bluetooth function, but just for controls. I would like to have Bluetooth function so I can listen to several different sounds (tinnitus apps sounds, YouTube sounds, own sounds, rain etc...) on my smartphone.
       
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    2. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      There are hearing aids that can play content/music/sounds/youtube from your smart phone via Bluetooth.

      The only thing to keep in mind is that the hearing aids (or anything that you can wear in the ear or behind the ear) are unlikely to be able to reproduce high frequencies appropriately, so even if your content on the phone contains "masking sounds" that target your high frequency T, feeding it to a hearing aid type of device is unlikely to be helpful. Still, you could give it a try.
       
    3. LindaS

      LindaS Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      sensorineural hearing loss
      @Bob77

      I recently acquired Widex Moment hearing aids with the Zen program.

      The sounds are "fractal tones designed to provide relaxation and may also be used as sound therapy tool. Music is believed to be helpful in reducing stress because of the wide range of neural structures that are activated".
      Your hearing care professional can adjust the Zen program according to your preferences in terms of pitch, tempo and volume".

      (their words, not mine.)

      They sound like chimes. I would definitely recommend checking out YouTube video sound clips first to see if it something you think you may want. I've gotten used to mine and find that it does sometimes help to lower the tinnitus volume (or perception of lowered tinnitus volume) but I also would like more variety.

      Now in the process of returning the remote app (where the audiologist can make adjustments to aids remotely) and trading it in for Bluetooth functionality to my phone.
      They also came with the option of a device to listen to TV through my aids (this has made my husband very happy).:)

      Good luck with whatever kind you choose.
       
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      Bobb77

      Bobb77 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise drama and stress
      I did so, rain, birds, insects, etc. fit to my T.
       
    5. The room artist

      The room artist Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      October 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Artery problem
      I use apple wireless AirPods , I wear just the one and Bluetooth from my phone.
       
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    6. Jason Phillips

      Jason Phillips Member

      Location:
      West Wales
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      I have just ordered some Nuheara iqBoost wireless buds. A hybrid bluetooth earbud/Hearing aid. Amplify the sounds around you and have full control of how much ambient noise you want to let in. You can also also have some masking sounds playing simultaneously.
       

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