Masking of tinnitus through a cochlear implant

J Am Acad Audiol. 2000 Jun;11(6):293-4.


The relief of tinnitus has been effected in a cochlear-implant patient by presenting masking sounds to the microphone of the implant. Oddly enough, the presence of the masking sound improved the clarity of speech and music.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation
  • Adult
  • Cochlear Implantation*
  • Deafness / surgery*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Perceptual Masking / physiology*
  • Tinnitus / diagnosis
  • Tinnitus / therapy*