Tinnitus is a medical term used to describe a condition where an individual will perceive sound within their ears without a corresponding external source. The noises that a sufferer of this condition may hear include: a loud or soft ringing, buzzing, humming, or whistling. It is a common condition and most people have experienced a mild form of it at one time or another in their lives. Consistent or recurring tinnitus, however, can be stressful and will often interfere with an individual’s ability to concentrate or sleep.
Tinnitus is often a symptom of an underlying ear problem. Some of the conditions that may cause this disorder include:
- Ear infections
- Ear wax
- Consistent loud noise
- Ear injury due to loud noise
Tinnitus can be extremely frustrating at night. Bedphones along with a white noise app or downloaded white noise tracks can help sufferers of this condition by allowing the individual to mask their tinnitus. They can be worn in bed and were designed to be as thin and comfortable as possible.
Most people that suffer with tinnitus have indicated that white noise helps and research indicates that 85% of tinnitus sufferers are able to habituate or ignore the sounds associated with this condition. Bedphones can be used as a tool to help.