The following links are worth reading : https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/hearing-health/tinnitus/ https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/shop/tinnitus-products/ https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/shop/tinnitus-products/tinnitus-relaxers/ https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/shop/tinnitus-products/pillow-speakers/ I was taught by my local NHS Audiology Clinic how to use a tinnitus relaxer properly and it worked for me. They must NOT be used to drown out tinnitus. Instead they must be set at a level just below the volume of the tinnitus, so that the sufferer can hear both the tinnitus relaxer and their own tinnitus. Then they must concentrate on the sound from the tinnitus relaxer. Eventually the brain learns to ignore the sound of the tinnitus. [Just as an aside - nobody suggested that I was mentally ill or needed CBT. The advice I got was totally practical and well-explained.] I paid for my own tinnitus relaxer and pillow speakers, but otherwise the advice was free (in the sense that any NHS treatment is "free"). Another possibility that costs nothing is for people to make their own sounds with free utilities on the web. Before I spent any money on a tinnitus relaxer I tried out a "proof of concept" with an old walkman I had and sounds I created on this website : http://naturesoundsfor.me/ Some people like white noise or they may prefer pink noise or brown noise to overcome their tinnitus. There are sample files that can be downloaded on this link : http://naturesoundsfor.me/s/white-noise And other free options - there are loads of very long Youtube videos with nature sounds that go on for 8 - 10 hours. Just search for "nature sounds for sleeping" or something similar, set the volume appropriately, and leave them running all night while you sleep. My personal favourites are water sounds, wave sounds, and the occasional burst of thunder. Birds drive me nuts! I managed to go from suicidal to coping with my tinnitus within about two weeks once I knew what to do about it and had the appropriate equipment, although I kept up the night time sounds for much longer than that - I found them relaxing.