People who experience tinnitus describe hearing different and sometimes variably changing and intertwining sounds like ringing, hissing, roaring, crickets, screeching, sirens, whooshing, static, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, clicking, dial tones and even music. Because there is such a range in the sounds of tinnitus, each person experiences tinnitus a little bit differently and needs support attuned to their specific case. At Sound Relief Hearing Center, we understand how hard it can be to live with this condition and also that many people do not know all that much about tinnitus. We aim to educate people about what the constant sound people hear is, how they got it, and what can be done about it, as well as treat those who are currently suffering from it.
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We have provided several samples of different sounds of tinnitus that people with the condition hear so you can listen to a brief clip of what it sounds like to have tinnitus. By hearing what they hear you will have a better understanding of what someone struggling with tinnitus has to deal with regularly. Play these varying sounds of tinnitus and share with your family, friends, primary physician, audiologist, or anyone interested in learning more about how the condition affects you. Keep in mind that the examples are just a few of the various manifestations of tinnitus.
Tinnitus can range from very mild cases to severe cases that interfere with a person’s ability to function on a day-to-day basis. If you are asking yourself, “Do I have tinnitus?” and think you might be experiencing any of these forms of tinnitus, we encourage you to call us right away to schedule a tinnitus evaluation. You will learn more about your specific situation and what treatment options we recommend.
Did you know that people who experience tinnitus describe the sound they hear in very different ways? Some report that it sounds like ringing, hissing, roaring, or screeching. Others describe their tinnitus as sounding like crickets, sirens, whooshing, static, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, clicking, dial tones, or even music. These sounds sometimes variably change and intertwine as well.
Since tinnitus produces such a great range of sounds and each person experiences it a little differently, audiologists must customize their tinnitus treatments. At Sound Relief Hearing Center, we understand how difficult it can be to live with tinnitus, and we know that many people do not fully comprehend tinnitus. We aim to educate people, helping them better understand the varying sounds of tinnitus, the cause of their tinnitus, and possible treatment options. In addition, we can successfully treat those suffering from tinnitus using reliable, evidence-based solutions. To learn more about how tinnitus is affecting your life, take our tinnitus impact survey.
Sample the Sounds of Tinnitus
Please be very careful and turn the volume down low on your speakers or headphones before playing any of the sounds as all are extremely loud and irritating!
Tinnitus Sound 1: 4000 Hz Tone
Tinnitus Sound 2: 7500 Hz Tone
Tinnitus Sound 3: Tea Kettle
Tinnitus Sound 4: Buzzing or Cicada
Tinnitus Sound 5: Static
Tinnitus Sound 6: Screeching
Tinnitus Sound 7: Electric
Tinnitus Sound 8: Roaring
Please be aware that tinnitus comes in a wide variety of sounds and these are only a sample of the different noises that people with tinnitus experience. If you are concerned that you or someone you know may be hearing one of the sounds listed above, or a tone or pitch that is not included in the samples, please contact one of our audiologists to find out how we can help.
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