Should I Listen to Music on My Laptop to Mask My Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ishank, Jan 18, 2014.

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    1. Ishank
      Wishful

      Ishank Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      22/12/2013
      I've been experiencing T sound for more than 2 weeks. My sounds like ssssssssssshhhhhh and sometimes very low ringing sound like you may have heard in a mosquito repellent.

      My job is related to software, coding, writing etc., so I work in a quite environment. My question is

      Should I listen to music on my laptop ( or on headphone) to mask my T sound ? Could it make my T worse ?
       
    2. Logan
      Stressed

      Logan Member

      Location:
      Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I wouldn't use headphones because it could make it worse but just play some music through the speakers.
       
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    3. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Hmm, music at sensible volume won't make your tinnitus worse.

      I use headphones all the time, but I've never liked listening to loud music, so that's one thing taken care of right there.
       
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    4. Logan
      Stressed

      Logan Member

      Location:
      Missouri
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I used to use headphones a lot to watch Youtube and play video games and I think that was one of the causes of my T because I used to have the volume pretty loud but I didn't really notice at the time. But my ear infection is the thing that triggered it I think. Do the headphones not bother you or cause your T to spike?
       
    5. Erlend
      Question it

      Erlend Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scandinavia
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2013
      I'm planning on buying a noise cancelling headset like AKG or something, so I don't need to pump up the volume to listen to music outside in noisy enviroment. Also, it will be protecting against things like dogs barking like f*ck on the bus... took a screenshot of the dB-meter during this incident, hold on

      Here is the dB-meter for when the dog started barking. Is this dangerous levels?

      dog-barking-dB.png

       
    6. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Fortunately not. I also use in-ear monitors to listen to music when I'm out and about. I know I'm not the only one, there are heaps of people who use these after getting tinnitus. And just like Erlend above said, since IEMs/noise cancelling headsets block external noise, as does my closed headphones somewhat, I don't need to keep the volume too loud to enjoy the music. If I had regular earbuds when out, the volume would need to be quite loud since the external noise gets in the way otherwise.

      Markku
       
    7. billaro4
      Balanced

      billaro4 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2003

      How is this working out for you?
       

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