Tinnitus, Deafness and Ear Problems Support Group

This group is for those coping with Tinnitus (ringing ears or ear noise), hearing loss, and all ear issues. Join to find support and get advice from others.

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Hearing Aid Noise Maskers

Has anyone tried a hearing aid type device that serves as a noise masker? My hearing is fine but my tinnitus has gone up in volume from a #1 or #2 to about a #5 in volume over the past two months. I was exposed to loud music without ear plugs two months ago. I've had a mild tinnitus for about 25 years and never considered it a serious problem until now.



the V.A. tyed 2 hearin aids on me-made the ringin worse.....then they tyed 2 in the ear maskers-they told me to turn them up above the ringin-i put them up all the way & i still could hear the ringin in my left ear...i took home only the r.ear masker[still use it some,when the ringin gets above 130 D's]wore it all day for yrs-it retrained me alitte so i could bare the "T"....i have tyed everything & the masker[& a sound mach.]are the only things that have worked for me[now i m broke-lol]... the masker has 2 kinds of white noise[the kind of noise that if u hear that & don't have "T" they put u away]thats how bad "t" is,but third on the list of the worse things to have[& still be alive]after chronic pain & vertigo.............but a masker only wks in about 16% of all cases[hope u r 1 of the few!]it's just another noise,but it's better then"T" sounds!and by the way i can still hear the "T" under a blastin shower,lawn mower,chain saw,etc-etc.......................oh-i do cry out to Jesus alot!!!

What is the sound machine you mentioned and how do you measure the level of your T? I'm new to this raging tinnitus and....oh-i am crying out to Jesus alot!!!