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Subjective tinnitus is a condition for which there is no cure. Sufferers must simply find ways to deal with it or lessen it. White noise sounds can cover up most people’s ear ringing easily. There are many sources of these sounds, including tinnitus masking devices. Certainly there are many white noise sounds in most everyday environments. The question is how to use them to the best advantage.
Some sounds are used to cover up tinnitus be providing background noise. Some examples of this are having the TV or radio on at all times. This may be somewhat helpful, but these are not actually white noise sounds if the TV is tuned to a broadcasting station or the radio is playing music. They are simply distracters. They could provide white noise sounds, though. Just set the TV dial on a channel that is not broadcasting or tune the radio between stations and you will have white noise. You will probably use the TV white noise mostly at home. The radio white noise can be used at home or in the car on the way to work. You might be able to use a transistor radio with earphones and tune it to these sounds. This you could possibly use at work or while jogging.
If your tinnitus responds well to wind sounds, there are easy ways to use such white noise sounds in your everyday life. The most commonly used is a fan. You can use a fan at home as long as it does not make you too cold. Smaller fans can be brought to most offices and some work sites. As long as you can hear your fan, you will not be bothered by your tinnitus. A way to get white noise sounds from wind is to roll down your car window while driving. This produces a rushing sound that masks the roaring of tinnitus.
One way to use water for white noise sounds in your house is to have an aquarium with an aerator. This will cause air to constantly bubble through the water, providing a distraction from your tinnitus. White noise sounds can be attained by building a waterfall that goes into a backyard pool or pond. This can make evenings on the patio more relaxing. Or, of course, you could just move to the beach to get the benefits of the ocean white noise sounds…if money is no object, that is.
With white noise sounds so available in our everyday environments, it’s a wonder anyone has trouble finding noises to mask their tinnitus at all. The problem is that many of these white noise sounds are not portable or adjustable. However, there are plenty of easy ways to use everyday white noise sounds to mask your tinnitus.