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    1. Jay_All

      Jay_All Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Frequent travel
      Hi, I get a high pitch buzz which is constan.t.. It started around a year ago when I started a new job that needed frequent air travel. The noise does not let up... it gets worse when I experience stress or lack of sleep. I am worried it may be due to a more serious underlying problem.

      I visited and ENT specialist, they did a hearing test, I had a slight loss of hearing. They recommended STARKEY RELAX. They did not find any other issue. Yes he recommended an MRI that I did not do.

      Any recommendations on my situation?

    2. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Warm welcome to the forum.
      If you have trouble sleeping, you can try Melatonin, a more natural alternative than doctor prescribed sleep meds.

      When tinnitus is new or at a new irritating level, and the ringing is causing much anxiety and panic plus sleeplessness, it is advisable to get masking going so you won’t be so anxious and fearful and can sleep better. Stress and anxiety are toxic to T. So try masking if you haven’t done so. When my T was new, I used to mask all day just to prevent panic attacks from hearing my ultra high pitch loud dog whistle T. Try these if you haven't yet. Best of luck. Take good care. God bless.

      1) Mask at bed time if having trouble sleeping, by using a sound pillow or sound machine with pillow speakers. There are good sound machine & pillow therapy systems like this one: https://www.amazon.com/Sound-Oasis-...d-Oasis-Therapy-System-Speakers/dp/B00MH5HKTA

      2) If you need masking on the go, try load an ipod with nature sounds or music using itune. If you have a smart phone, you can download free APPs for soothing or T-masking sounds. Use wisdom in the use of headphones or earbuds as extended use or excessive volume may hurt your ears. Try set the volume slightly below that of your tinnitus.

      3) With PC & speakers, you can try these excellent masking sounds to see which one masks best:

      TT's excellent audio player: https://www.tinnitustalk.com/audioplayer/

      or this online sound library, particularly the self-mix nature sounds: https://mynoise.net

      or download free sound generator ‘aire freshener’: http://www.peterhirschberg.com/mysoftware.html

      or click play to mix these sounds with this simple sound generator: http://asoftmurmur.com/

      or search youtube with words like 'tinnitus masking sounds', 'white noise', 'rain sound' etc.

      For very high pttched tinnitus, you can try sounds of heavy rain, cicadas, waterfall, waves, wind, blue noise, even shower or faucet sounds. Here are audio clips good for high pitch T. Set the volume low first and then increase to the level you feel comfortable:


      version without the beep tone:

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