For many people, especially those who are new to tinnitus, the subconscious mind perceives tinnitus as a threat. Like any other threat, we tend to focus on it as long as the threat exists.
By changing how we perceive tinnitus, we eliminate the threat and allow or minds to focus on more important sounds, thoughts or tasks.
We all know that tinnitus is more prevalent in a quiet environment and less prevalent in the presence of environmental sound.
By introducing pleasant sounds when our tinnitus is most noticeable, we can reduce our perception of tinnitus. A good test to see if this approach can be beneficial to you is to pay notice to your tinnitus while you are in the shower. If the noise of the running water reduces your ability to hear the tinnitus, you are a good candidate for sound therapy.
I particularly find good results while listening to soft background music such as smooth jazz while I work at my desk. I also enjoy some quiet time sitting by a fountain or listening to the chirping of birds in my back yard. In addition, I find the sound of the ocean waves crashing on the shore to be very pleasant and relaxing.
There are many good sound therapy products available such as CD’s, MP3’s or YouTube videos.
The key point is to find ways to change your perception of tinnitus. Do some experimenting to find things that work for you. In the beginning, it could help you find some immediate relief and over time could be your key to eventually eliminating tinnitus as an adversity in your daily life.