How Loud Is Your White Noise?

Discussion in 'Support' started by David S, Jan 10, 2015.

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    1. David S

      David S Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Just tried to check my withe nose generator (hearing aid). I seams that the withe noise it transmits goes from 35-70db. Dose anybody know what it actually is? My audiologist says that you can´t hurt your ears even if you turn up them to max for days but isn't 70 db quite high?
       
    2. Marcini
      Dreaming

      Marcini Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2008
      70dB is said to be the sound of a "normal" conversation i.e. not too loud. I wouldn't use them all day every day though.
       
    3. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      David
      I have hearing aids with white noise generators too. My audiologist said the same thing (except he said safe @ 60 db over days of use). I never actually measured the db coming out of them, I just took his word for it. I used to wear mine for days on the highest setting and it did no harm. Now, however, my highest setting is 46 db and I rarely use it; in fact I'm getting to the point I don't need it anymore.

      Mark
       
    4. suncityguy

      suncityguy Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss
       
    5. suncityguy

      suncityguy Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss
      Hey David, I pardon the old thread, I am considering white noise hearing aids. My T spiked last December and it's been a bit of a roller coaster. Just wondered how effective they are. If anyone reading this can tell me, much obliged. Kelly
       
    6. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      I find that my t is quietest in very quiet environments. Partially as a result if this I have stopped using any white noise when I sleep, after a life of sleeping with a fan...
       

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