3 Easy Ways To Distract Yourself From Your Tinnitus

If you have tinnitus, sometimes it can be hard to drown out the constant buzzing and ringing in your ears. It can be extremely difficult for doctors or audiologists to figure out what condition is causing you to experience tinnitus.

One of the best ways to distract yourself from your tinnitus is to drown out or match the noises that you are hearing inside of your ears. By recreating the sound you are hearing inside of your ears, it can be easier to deal with the sound. When you hear the same sound in reality as the phantom sounds that are in your ears, your brain can learn to tune out the phantom sound as just white noise. This can help lessen the severity of your tinnitus. The key is to find the right real sound that matches the one you hear. Here are four different types of sounds and devices that you can use to easily distract yourself from your tinnitus.

 Desktop Fan

A desktop fan is a great way to drown out your tinnitus. A fan can create a consistent level of background noise that can blend in with the tinnitus in your ears. It is an easy way to create white noise.

Another advantage of using a desktop fan to drown out your tinnitus is that most offices and workplaces allow their employees to set up and use small fans. If your workplace allows you to, you can set up a fan and use it to relieve your tinnitus at work as well as at home.

Water Sounds

Running water is a very soothing sound that can easily blend into the background as you hear it constantly. You don't have to install an expensive outdoor water feature to experience this benefit either. You can purchase a small indoor water feature for your home or office in order to have a constant source of white noise to ease your tinnitus. Or, you can simply play water soundtracks on your CD or MP3 player.


Another way to create white noise is by simply turning the radio to a station number that it can't pick up. The static sound that comes through may match the sounds you hear in your ears, which can help your brain drown out your tinnitus. You can use this strategy when you are at home or when you are driving around in your car.

MP3 Players

You can also just put on your headphones and turn on some music that you enjoy. Listening to music on your MP3 player can sometimes make your tinnitus fade into the background.

If you are just relaxing, you can listen to some of your favorite music. If you need to get work done, you can listen to a recording of white noise or nature sounds so you can focus and drown out the ringing in your ears.

One of the easiest ways to manage your tinnitus is to train your brain to drown it out with white noise. The key is to figure out which type of white noise matches your tinnitus and works for you. Start relieving your tinnitus by trying one of the methods listed above this week.