Bose QC 15 noise cancelling headphones

I have been given as a present Bose QC noise cancelling headphones as I do alot of plane travel it was thought they may help with noise reduction but as the tinnitus is 'internal noise' I just cant see how they can help.However I dont want to just dismiss that they could be of help so anyone any experience of using noise cancelling headphone?. Mr Nagler if you are reading this post I would welcome you thoughts as I value your comments. Thanks Happy new year tomorrow.
  • You can easily use the headphone for your benefit but the price of the headphone is a bit high. So if you can offer then surely you can buy the headphone. The noise cancellation of the headphone is really good.

  • This is an excellent question and one that I have recently been working on. I am a frequent traveler for work, and the din of the airplane exacerbates my tinnitus. It turns from a low buzz to a howl, and during long flights it can be absolutely nightmarish. I purchased some Bose Quietcomfort Bluetooth headphones and have been experimenting with them recently. I found that these actually help to bring the tinnitus "under control" if you will, meaning back to the base level which at this point in my life I barely notice anymore. By shielding my ear canal from the sound waves of the jet engines and other noises in the cabin, it seems to stabilize and calm things. If I put on music or a program during that time it becomes unnoticeable. One thing that I did realize is that blocking the ear passage fully and securely is the trick, and so have also been experimenting with Bluetooth earbuds when the occasion isn't right for the large Bose model. Of course battery life becomes an issue there, but I did some research on the topic and found this list that was helpful as well. Hope my experience has shed some light on your question!

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  • This was the second post I found on this, the first was www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/.../tinnitus.aspx
    In this post the writer describes something I was thinking about today. Unfortunately he didn't get any responses.

    What I am proposing are manually adjustable noise cancelling sound generators. Obviously since T. is in the mind and no actual sound wave exists, it cannot be automatic. So here comes the manual sound generator.

    It provides a sound into your ear, which has manual adjustments for pitch, phase and amplitude. The theory goes that the brain hears T. as a phantom sound, in my case fixed frequency. So I put this device into my ear and adjust the sound manually to match the frequency. Note that the brain can hear this sound too, so it has two sounds to interpret. I then adjust the phase until the combined sound decreases to a minimum. Then I adjust the amplitude to bring the combined sound to zero.

    Sounds simple to me. So please create such a device!
  • Hi, I came across this when researching hearing protection. I have had Tinnitus for about 10 years with an "increase in volume" since last year making it far less tolerable. I did wonder whether noise-cancelling headphones or earbuds might help but as the Tin. is in my head it seems unlikely. I'm with Musical Lottie on this one except to say that if you try them & it works for you then in my book that would be £300 well spent. Can you put a price on your eyes / ears / etc i.e. quality of life? It's less than my brother has to pay for his specs. (shocking eyesight).
    As the n.-c.'s generate (out of phase) sound it could be that they stimulate the T sufferer's "receptors" in a way that lessens or distracts the the brain from otherwise constant T effects.
    As for some people finding their T. increasing in certain environments, I have at times noticed this; mostly mine is a constant whine/whistle but some frequencies or combinations of, can really aggravate - temporarily. These would usually be fairly loud sounds - noisy cars / jet planes / screeching saws etc. So get away as much as possible from them, put fingers in ears or wear earplugs.
    Not all sounds are transmitted through your ear canals, a percentage is vibration through the jaw / skull. My understanding is that these are lower frequency sounds - the kind that earplugs don't really protect you from. Wind / air pressure on & around motorbike helmets is known to cause these low freq. vibrations & the faster you go the worse it gets.
    Anyway. I will try some of these n-c earbuds & report back.