Auditory examples – sounds of tinnitus

On this page you can hear some synthesized simulations of tinnitus like sounds, which are a fair representation of what people who suffer from tinnitus hear continually in their head. The loudness of the sounds to the sufferer can vary considerably, but all these sounds are simulations of tinnitus estimated to be moderate or very loud. Make sure the volume control of your player is set at a comfortable listening level, don't alter the level when you listen to the tinnitus sounds.

If you can't hear some of them clearly it is probably because you have some hearing loss at that frequency or pitch of sound.

All sounds courtesy of the British Tinnitus Association.

Please make sure your speaker volume is set at a comfortable listening level.

Representative sounds of tinnitus

Sound 1

Sound 2

Sound 3

Sound 4

Sound 5

Sound 6

Sound 7

Sound 8

Sound 9

Sound 10

Sound 11

Sound 12