Can White Noise Generators / Maskers Cause Hearing Distortion? If So, What's the Mechanism?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Stanlex, Jun 1, 2021.

    1. Stanlex
      Wtf

      Stanlex Member

      Location:
      A world where everything sounds funny
      Tinnitus Since:
      2019 - mild, 03/2021 - the real shit
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Something that cannot be identified by 21st century tech
      Hi.

      I have read from a few sources on the internet, including tinnitus masker manufacturers, about masking tinnitus. It has been stated that it is complicated to mask high-pitched or too loud tinnitus because the masker needs to be loud and the distortion is then too significant.

      Can anyone tell me what is meant by distortion?

      Is it just reactive tinnitus that reacts to the white noise emitted by the masker? Or some other kind of distortion of the hearing? It is not entirely clear to me how can a masker cause such distortions.

      If the former case is true, then it is weird because I wouldn't say reactive tinnitus is so common, outside of Tinnitus Talk.

      Can anyone who use maskers explain what this means?
       
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