Cicadas and Crickets chirping in my jungle backyard in Byron Bay are the most wonderful natural tinnitus maskers I can possibly find.
Their sounds completely mask my extreme and prolonged tinnitus 100%. I wish I knew how I could get them to start their chirping at will. The word ‘Cicadas’ comes from the German language and means ’singing Insect’. Cicadas are small insects between 1 to 2 inches long and they have very large eyes which are spaced wide apart on the sides of their head.
They have short antennae which protude from their eyes and membranous wings which is what makes the noise. Some of these cicadas have been known to create noise louder than 100 decibels. They can change the tone of their noise just by wiggling the abdominal part of their frame fowards and away from the tree which they are on. Some species of cicadas have life cycles of up to 20 years.
You can listen to different varieties of Cicadas, Crickets, Bumblebees and Beetles below. They act as excellent Tinnitus maskers.
Cicada Sounds, Cricket sounds, Bumblebee sounds. (When you click a new window will open and the file will play automatically - if you need the free Quicktime player it’s here.)