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Explaining Tinnitus Symptoms to Others

last updated five days ago
by Peter Levin

Maskers for tinnitus can offer relief to those suffering from the nerve-grinding tinnitus symptoms that we have to cope with every day, but how can you explain what a truly horrible condition we face to someone who hasn’t suffered it themselves?

If you tell someone that you suffer from “ringing in the ear” or that you are plagued with constant sounds from your condition, how can they really *understand* what those tinnitus symptoms really mean?

I was at a friend’s house recently and something happened that finally helped him “get it.” His five year old daughter wanted to get his attention while we were working on something that required all of our attention, and she started in with the “Daddy. Daddy. Daddy…” routine to get his attention.

He tried explaining that we needed some time to finish what we were working on, and that appeased her for a minute or two, until she came back and started in again.

It’s like a water torture… “Drip. Drip. Drip.”, “Daddy. Daddy. Daddy.”

Thats why maskers for tinnitus are such a god send. We’re only human, and without some relief, sooner or later something is going to snap.

My friend yelled at his daughter, who sulked off, and of course he then felt terrible… but at least we got some guilty relief from his nagging daughter long enough to finish what we were doing.

Then I told him something that made it fall into place for him: “Let’s say your daughter’s name is Tinnitus”, I said… “And no matter what you do, no matter what you say, how loud you yell, and no matter what time of day or night it is, she is keeps it up: Daddy. Daddy. Daddy…”

I can see in his expression that NOW he finally understood what it means to be suffering with tinnitus. To be experiencing these horrible sounds night and day, with little hope of tinnitus relief.

He got that part, but I didn’t tell him the part of how hopeless and how alone tinnitus can make you feel. To know that surgery runs the risk of actually making it worse and that most doctors just throw up their hands and tell you “Your ringing ears is just something you will have to get used to.” To know that you might snap at the people you care about because you are having a “bad day”.

Still, a little understanding goes a long way. Just knowing that he understood a little better what I was going through made me somehow feel better.

The day he really understood what tinnitus symptoms mean, I felt a little less alone and that made it a pretty good day.

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Who am I?

Peter Levin - Author of Maskers for Tinnitus

Hi! I'm Peter Levin. Thanks for visiting my website to learn more about help for folks suffering from tinnitus.

I'm really glad you came by, because if you are like I was, the ringing in the ears from your tinnitus symptoms is probably driving you crazy!

I found that tinnitus maskers helped me get relief from the frustration of my ringing ears, and I wished someone had told me about them sooner.

That's why I made this site! I hope my experiences can help you find the tinnitus relief you are looking for.

All my best,


Here is a great Resource for you to check out:

The American Tinnitus Association is a great resource for for people suffering from tinnitus!

William Shatner on behalf of the American Tinnitus Association