Maskers During TMJ Treatment

Discussion in 'Support' started by Cillian, Apr 21, 2016.

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    1. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      I'm starting TMJ treatment next week but obviously that could take months before I notice a difference in my T if at all.

      Does anyone with experience know if wearable maskers would he useful during this process?
       
    2. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      Hi Cillian - I have maskers and I couldn't live without them. They help distract my brain from focusing on the noise.
       
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    3. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      Ya once I start my treatment next week I'm going to invest in a pair how loud is your T?
       
    4. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      @Cillian - I've had mine for about a year now. They play a pink noise which the volume is adjustable. My T is at a constant level in my right ear but fluctuates in my left. I'd say my T is a constant 6 to 7 in my right ear. I can hear it over the TV and at times it is difficult to mask, but the maskers do a great job keeping me sane. My left ear goes from a 2 to 5 and it is easily masked. I set the maskers to blend with the T, so I barely hear it.
       
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    5. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      @Ears Hurt my T drives me nuts I'm afraid to go anywhere quiet looking forward to meeting the T specialist in the morning hopefully she can help with maskers
       
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    6. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      @Cillian Yes, my T drives me crazy too. I still cry and having difficulty sleeping. I wanted to cut out my ears at one point. I haven't habituated to it as they say... I don't see how anyone can get used to this noise in your ears that follows you 24/7. It the no relief and escape. The maskers do help. I don't know how I would function without them. They were expensive. I am in the US; I paid $3,000 for them, but so worth it to have the distraction at your fingers tips.
       
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    7. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      @Ears Hurt I know how you feel I spent the first month crying nearly everyday and I still do the odd time. I'm in Ireland and our country are developing a device to treat T.

      It's being advertised on the radio for clinical trials. I'm praying my T is TMJ related so I have a good chance of being treated
       
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    8. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      @Cillian I can't agree more. I am hoping my T is related to TMJ as well. I can't wait for my appointment. They just have to finding something to help with T. People living life with this is pure torture. I pray Ireland or any country for that matter comes through with treatment or cure for everyone suffering.
       
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    9. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      Ya there is loads of research going on all over the world I'd be very surprised if the US don't come up with some sort of treatment in the coming years
       
    10. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      @Cillian there are too many rules and regulations in the US. I think other countries would have a better chance for a cure. The FDA takes its good ol' time getting things approved. Funding and the government slows progress. I hope they do get something out soon. People have suffered for too long.
       
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    11. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      @Ears Hurt 1 in 10 people in Ireland have T to various degrees I'd imagine it's the same In US if not worse and i believe a lot of US troops return from wars with very bad T so I wouldn't be surprised if the US army are looking for a cure or decent Treatment:)
       
    12. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      @Cillian you are correct, I found this statement on the internet, "Tinnitus, affects more than 50 million people in the United States, 10 percent of whom experience sounds that are so bothersome or distracting they can destroy one’s quality of life. As confirmed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), tinnitus has become the No. 1 service-connected disability among veterans, surpassing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While hearing loss gets the lion’s share of attention from VA audiologists, tinnitus is a disability that affects more than 841,000 vets, compared to 710,000 with hearing loss." Here is to praying for someone to crack the code to curing this monster.
       
    13. Poyraz

      Poyraz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzos, Stress, Anxiety, Loud Music, Jaw Problems. Who knows
      Hey guys
      My tinnitus is benzo induced and people say it may take years for it to be gone or even may be permanent. I'm praying so hard for it to be temporary thing. My life has ruined. I'm also looking for maskers but I really doubt if they can help. I really don't have any idea how they work for T but I'm so miserable to try anything possible.
       
    14. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      @Poyraz We are all miserable. It is a terrible thing to deal with, but I must say first hand the maskers do help. It looks like a hearing aid, but the masker plays typically a white noise or a pink noise. I decided to pick the pink noise as it was a bit more soothing to me. It has a volume dial on it and you put them in and adjust the volume to blend with your T. You can still hear your T, but the white or pink noise help to eliminate the fear and anxiety due to the T. It provides comfort that the noise is coming from an external source instead of your ear that dampens the sound from within. I've even worn mine to sleep with at times when things are really bad.
       
    15. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      @Poyraz @Ears Hurt I can't wait to get maskers it will be a few weeks but I'm pretty sure they will help with my T
       
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    16. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I found my Maskers a great help with tinnitus and have TMJ but my tinnitus was due to Menieres....lots of love glynis
       
    17. Poyraz

      Poyraz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzos, Stress, Anxiety, Loud Music, Jaw Problems. Who knows
      Thank you for the informations guys. Yes, I will give them a try for sure. I hope it will also work for my T
       
    18. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      As far as I know you get to try them for a month or you can get you money back
       
    19. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Just make sure you set them below your tinnitus in the morning and don't adjust them again all day and take them out about an hour before bedtime help your ears adjust before sleep...lots of love glynis
       
    20. whale
      No Mood

      whale Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/25/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial crap Bruxism, a jackhammer, stress who knows
      I think because tinnitus is a symptom of something and not a disease. The root needs to be address before anything else. I know the university of Michigan is working on some interesting stuff but if you've got TMJ or a tumor, that need to be fixed first. If you have TMJ you should see a neuromuscular dentist or maxillofacial specialist and get your jaw / TMJ fixed up.
       

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