Tinnitus is a condition in the ears that many, many people experience
at some point in their lives. Basically, it can manifest as a ringing or humming
in the ears that you just can't get rid of, and it can be really distracting,
especially when you're trying to fall asleep. White noise machines, which are
often used to help babies and insomniacs get to sleep and stay asleep, can mask
the sound of your tinnitus, which will help you fall asleep.
Sound machines come in many different varieties. Some sound machines
will put out sounds like soft radio static that use lots of different frequencies
at once to mask all kinds of sounds, and others will use soothing natural noises,
often the sound of water falling or the ocean waves. The type of white noise
you need can actually be determined in part by a tinnitus specialist, who can
test the noises in your ears and help you figure out which type of sound will
mask them best.
Using sound to distract yourself from the random noise in your head when you're
trying to sleep is a great way to help you fall asleep. You can also use white
noise machines when you're trying to concentrate. Sometimes the noise from the
machine that masks your tinnitus is just as distracting as the tinnitus itself,
but many people find that this mechanical noise is less distracting and actually
helps them function better.
Over time, the use of white noise machines can actually help put your tinnitus
into a sort of remission. Some types of this disorder are curable by various
means, and some are not. Scientists have actually found that tinnitus might abate
in people who use white noise machines on a regular basis for a while. Sometimes
the tinnitus comes back, but you can always use the machine again for a while
if it does.
Check out some of our top selling sound machines for Tinnitus relief:
- Marpac SleepMate 980
- Sound Oais 650-01
- Marpac DS-600A