What is Tinnitus masker?

Category: Equipment

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A tinnitus masker is a natural or artificial sound used to suppress or mask the perceived sounds of ringing in the ears. Masking uses other sounds to "drown out" or "mask" the annoying noises associated with tinnitus.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Tinnitus 13 6
Sounds sound as if they are amplified 2 0
Hyperacusis 1 1
Noise intolerance 1 0
Sensitivity to loud sounds 1 0
Speech of others sounds garbled 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tinnitus masker

Side effect Patients
Insomnia 1
Itchy ears 1
Ringing in head and ears 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Tinnitus masker

Dosage Patients
daily 2
as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Tinnitus masker

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped using Tinnitus masker

Duration

Currently using Tinnitus masker

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped using Tinnitus masker

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 3
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Tinnitus masker.