"Hair Crawling / Stroking" Machine as a Tinnitus Masker?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Bobb77, Feb 27, 2021.

    1. Bobb77
      Sleepy

      Bobb77 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise drama and stress
      I have intrusive tinnitus 24/7 and I am always looking for environments that masks my tinnitus or I am listening to (high frequency based) music etc. Hmm, I can't take a shower 24/7 :)

      When I'm in a silent environment, I tend to "inconspicuously" crawl my hair to mask my tinnitus - for example when I have conversations with people.

      At home, my girlfriend knows at once that I am struggling with the sounds in my head, when I am crawling my hair.

      So I am really looking for a little machine /robot, that is somehow placed on my head, hangs under my hair, and does some circling moves, so strokes my hair. As of COVID-19, my long hair could hide that machine. I would preferably describe it somehow as a spider.

      Maybe a hobbyist could build such a thing? I would pay a decent price.

      I have been struggling for 11 months with my rapidly increased tinnitus and more and more I lose energy to handle my tinnitus. I fear to lose my relationship.

      Please no other recommendations for hearing aids or maskers, I have tried them all.

      Thanks.
       
    2. Gabriel5050
      Balanced

      Gabriel5050 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure (most likely)
      Haha I also do this sometimes. I do little circles in my hair with one or two fingers. Sometimes near the temples or on the back of my head. Never did it before tinnitus. Now I feel slightly less insane knowing someone else does this to comfort themselves in silence. Props to you for admitting it.

      I'd like to have this sort of device to do it for me as well lol.
       
    3. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @Bobb77,
      If your tinnitus is in your head and your auditory nerves are misfiring, you might get a good improvement with Nortriptyline.

      Have a chat with your doctor.

      Love Glynis
       
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    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Bobb77
      Sleepy

      Bobb77 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise drama and stress
      Hmm, I did say please don't propose alternatives. An AD surely is not something that I will consider.

      But thanks anyway.
       
    5. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Bobb77
      Sleepy

      Bobb77 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise drama and stress
      Maybe someone knows an engineer or mini-machine manufacturer that can build this machine? I would pay accordingly.
       
    6. Emiris

      Emiris Member

      Location:
      Stockholm
      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noticed it while watching the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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