Is Complete Silence Good for My Tinnitus?

Q:
Is complete silence good for my tinnitus?

A:
If you are in a completely silent environment, the noise from tinnitus in your ears can be more obvious and bothersome.

To pay less attention to the ringing, you need some white noise. This may help suppress the sound. Your doctor may also recommend using an electronic device to alleviate the influence of the tinnitus, including:

  • white noise machines
  • hearing aids
  • masking devices

Or you can also turn on a fan, soft music or low-volume radio to help mask the ringing.

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.