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What can help with pulsatile tinnitus?

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White noise can help make the sound less noticeable, especially at bedtime. You can get a special machine that makes it, or see if an air conditioner or fan in your bedroom helps. Some smartphone apps make white noise, too.

Wearable sound generators are masking devices that look like hearing aids. They create a constant, low-level background noise.

Tinnitus retraining is when you wear a device that plays music in a frequency that helps you tune out the tinnitus.

From: What Is Pulsatile Tinnitus? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Tinnitus.”

Weill and Cornell Brain and Spine Center: “Pulsatile Tinnitus.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tinnitus.”

Deutsches Arzteblatt International : "Pulsatile Tinnitus: Imaging and Differential Diagnosis.”

British Tinnitus Association: “Pulsatile Tinnitus,” “Sound therapy.”

American Hearing Research Foundation: “Tinnitus,” “Hearing Testing.”

National Eye Institute: “Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 20, 2017

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Tinnitus.”

Weill and Cornell Brain and Spine Center: “Pulsatile Tinnitus.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tinnitus.”

Deutsches Arzteblatt International : "Pulsatile Tinnitus: Imaging and Differential Diagnosis.”

British Tinnitus Association: “Pulsatile Tinnitus,” “Sound therapy.”

American Hearing Research Foundation: “Tinnitus,” “Hearing Testing.”

National Eye Institute: “Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 20, 2017

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