Tinnitus: A Brief Overview
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) describes tinnitus as a condition “that affects the auditory system, which includes the ears, the auditory nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain, and the parts of the brain that process sound.” Commonly referred to as “ringing in the ears,” people who suffer from tinnitus experience buzzing, clicking, hissing, or ringing sounds in their ears despite the absence of any audible sound in the surrounding environment. This can occur some or all of the time, and at varying volumes and pitches. To read more by the NIDCD on this condition, click here.
Tinnitus is not a disease, but is considered the symptom of many health conditions that can affect the lives of those afflicted in many ways. Individuals may experience higher instances of fatigue or sleep conditions like insomnia, stress, and trouble with memory and concentration. In some cases it can be severe enough to effect or even cause headaches, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other issues that can affect a person’s daily life. Tinnitus causes sometimes include exposure to loud noises, related medical conditions from sinus infections to cardiovascular issues, or head injuries as well as many other conditions.
While there is currently no cure for tinnitus, scientists continue to research alternative tinnitus treatments that can lessen the effects of the condition and help find tinnitus relief for those who are living with the condition everyday. To read more info about research and treatments, check out the Mayo Clinic’s tinnitus overview here.
If Masking Sound is Part of Your Tinnitus Solution, Then Hear This
In this blog post we discuss sound masking as a method of tinnitus treatment. By “covering” the obtrusive and constant sounds of tinnitus with tools like SleepPhones® headphones, one can introduce other sounds that cover the underlying noises and experience tinnitus relief. Follow the link above to learn how sleep headphones can help to achieve a better night’s sleep and generally reduce the stressful effects of tinnitus.
SleepPhones® System with Nature Sounds CD
Many people seek tinnitus relief by “sound masking” or “covering” the constant noise of tinnitus with a sound that is similarly consistent or one that is considered more pleasant by the person afflicted with the condition. Available at the link above is a combination of a SleepPhones® headphones system with a soothing Nature Sounds cd that may help to provide some relief from repetitive and constant tinnitus sounds with calming sounds like birds chirruping, a Connecticut stream, and more.
Understanding Hyperacusis and Tinnitus
Written By Dr. Wei-Shin Lai, Cofounder & CEO of SleepPhones®, this blog post gives a brief overview of tinnitus including tinnitus causes, treatments, and ways to find tinnitus relief. Also read an overview of hyperacusis, a disorder that causes the sufferer chronic inability to tolerate everyday noises. Included is information on hyperacusis symptoms and how SleepPhones® headphones can help some to deal with hyperacusis symptoms.
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep When Sleeping With Tinnitus
In this article we offer advice on how to achieve various levels of tinnitus relief as well as how to fall asleep faster and achieve better sleep despite suffering from the effects of tinnitus. While some people cope with sleep loss and tinnitus with methods like leaving the TV on throughout the night, white noise, and sound covering, we encourage those suffering from tinnitus or insomnia to consult a doctor and discover any underlying medical conditions that may be present.
What is Tinnitus and How to Manage It
In this post we discuss facts about tinnitus, including how many people suffer from it, tinnitus causes, and the long and short term effects of the condition. You will learn some ways to manage tinnitus relief, as well as the difference between tinnitus and hyperacusis. Finally, we discuss what to do when your sleep has been affected adversely.
Tinnitus - Ringing in the Ears Read Articles About this All too Common Issue
In this article we describe a few different sounds that have been successfully used to treat or mask tinnitus sounds by a current sufferer and provide the link to a resource called Hearing Tracker with a variety of open discussion groups talking about important hearing-related issues that go beyond tinnitus and hyperacusis. Find answers to your questions about hearing aids, audiologists, and hearing related issues in general.
From White Noise to Brown Noise: Using a Spectrum of Sound for Better Sleep
Click here to learn more about the spectrum of sounds that we experience every day and what types, or “colors” of noise are best when trying to use sounds to achieve better sleep. Included is an explanation of “white noise” as well as other colors of noise, where they fall in a range of frequencies and amplitudes, and what benefits might be achieved by listening to different colors of noise. In particular we discuss how noise and sleep can be used in tandem to fall asleep faster and achieve better sleep using a variety of sleep techniques and technologies including SleepPhones® headphones.
Relief for Tinnitus Sufferers
In this article we discuss tinnitus relief and how it can be achieved through a variety of methods. We also define two forms of the condition, including subjective and objective tinnitus, and methods to achieve tinnitus relief with methods of tinnitus treatment like white noise and sound blocking, meditation, and breathing techniques. Finally, we talk about how those affected by tinnitus struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep, as well as how tools like sleep headphones from AcousticSheep LLC can help to solve this and other issues experienced by tinnitus sufferers.
Can SleepPhones® Headphones Help Tinnitus?
Are you trying to decide whether or not SleepPhones® headphones can help you achieve tinnitus relief? This link will help by providing information on tinnitus causes, how it is diagnosed, and helpful tools for those affected by tinnitus. The article goes on to describe how SleepPhones® headphones are a preferable tool in tinnitus treatment to the use of earbuds, and how they can help to get control of your condition. Also, click through to see a list of famous people who suffer from tinnitus too!
Sleep Sound Therapy System
For tinnitus sufferers seeking relief through the use of sound blocking and sound therapy, we present the Sleep Sound Therapy System for use as a healthy, drug free sleep aid that can block out distracting noises and may provide relief from tinnitus symptoms. Click through to learn more about specific product features including the types of sounds included and other information about its convenient use.
Treating Tinnitus Induced Sleep Problems Without Medication
This article provides a variety of information on how to achieve tinnitus relief from sleep issues related to the condition and other challenges that keep people from a great night’s sleep. Included are facts about what causes tinnitus, the specific challenges faced at bedtime, and a doctor’s recommendation for how the use of SleepPhones® headphones may help the wearer find drug free rest and tinnitus relief.