Does White Noise/Masking Temporarily Make Your Ringing Worse?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Eliot333, Aug 2, 2016.

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    1. Eliot333
      Tired

      Eliot333 Member

      Location:
      Tokyo
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music? Antibiotics? Infection? idk
      I have mild tinnitus compared to some of you. But sometimes I do need to mask it otherwise I go insane and panic.

      However, when I use maskers sometimes they can aggravate my T and make it more noticable. Usually it's just a hissing sound with a slight high pitch to it, but listening to some of those binaural beats or tone maskers can make my tinnitus go from a low hiss to me keep hearing some low changing tones (more noticable) as soon as I stop playing them.

      In a days time it goes back to a hiss however.

      Just wondering if masking makes it worse for anyone else.
       
    2. gotyoubynuts

      gotyoubynuts Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      Masking makes my tinnitus worse for a short period of time! An hour about
       
    3. Eliot333
      Tired

      Eliot333 Member

      Location:
      Tokyo
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music? Antibiotics? Infection? idk
      Yep. I tried masking again. For 20 seconds and it aggravated half an hour. For 5min after my T changd from a hiss to the tonal sound of the masking lol. SO weird how my brain works.
       

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