Sounds of Tinnitus

People who experience tinnitus describe hearing different and sometimes variably changing and intertwining sounds like ringing, hissing, static, crickets, screeching, sirens, whooshing, roaring, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, clicking, dial tones and even music.

Play or download the sounds created by ATA and share with family, friends, primary physician, hearing specialist or anyone interested in learning more about how the condition affects people. Keep in mind that the examples are just a few of the various manifestations of the condition.

Please be very careful and turn the volume down low on your speakers or headphones before playing any of the sounds as all are extremely loud and irritating!


In the late 1980s, ATA co-founder Jack A. Vernon, Ph.D., (below right) recorded a 5-minute audio session showcasing and discussing various sounds of tinnitus. This digitized recording is now available below to play or download and share.

Jack Vernon, Ph.D., Sounds of Tinnitus

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Jack Vernon, Ph.D. "Sounds of Tinnitus"



Sounds of Tinnitus by ATA

Tinnitus Sound 1: 4000 Hz Tone

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Tinnitus Sound 2: 7500 Hz Tone

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Tinnitus Sound 3: Tea Kettle

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Tinnitus Sound 4: Buzzing or Cicada

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Tinnitus Sound 5: Static

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Tinnitus Sound 6: Screeching

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Tinnitus Sound 7: Electric

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Tinnitus Sound 8: Roaring

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