Has Anyone Done TRT (White Noise Generators) with Good Results?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Andersson, Feb 10, 2016.

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    1. Andersson
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      Andersson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2012
      I got my Siemens duel purpose hearing aids yesterday.
      I have no big hearing loss (a -30 dB drop at 6.5-8k in my left ear) so we decided to not have increased hearing on.

      So white noise only. I was told to use them for about 6 hours a day, not more, and could take breaks if I wanted.
      I can increase or lower the white noise myself.
      I have it set so I hear my tinnitus in both left and right, which ofc is annoying because I got another sound (white noise) above those. But I guess that is the point of it.

      Anyway, have anyone here done this white noise generators with any decent results?
      I know it takes months to see any progress of it, so prefered anyone that used them as your supposed to (6 hours a day or so for months)

      Also I did not really ask my audiologist what I wanted, and now hes on vacation for 2 weeks.
      I dont really understand how this works.
      I know its supposed to make the brain not see the white noise as a threat and in turn do the same for tinnitus. But since I wear them 6 hours a day, the other days the focus is on my tinnitus. So don't understand how the theory behind it is really.
       
    2. Hopefully someone with personal experience will stop by and provide some information, but I have read a fair bit about TRT and can provide a few thoughts. I'm not quite clear how you are setting the level of the white noise. My understanding is you want to set the level just a little softer than your tinnitus. As I understand it, and again I haven't done it personally, the sound should not be annoying. If it is annoying it may be that it will just take a little getting used to or there could be some issue with how you are setting it.

      Is there anything more to your treatment than the WNGs? Do you have follow-up counseling appointments? Did your audiologist explain the basis for TRT? There's more to TRT than just WNGs - which isn't to say that WGNs alone are a bad thing just that WNGs by themselves aren't TRT.
       
    3. Andersson
      Worried

      Andersson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2012
      Only WNG.
      They don't even have a therapist right now ;/
      So no follow up or more in depth counseling, they will get a therapist but it could take 2 months before they get someone.

      So until they get a new therapist trained with tinnitus coping I guess I'm on my own ;/
      He did not explain much about TRT, all he said that this is what I can do (regarding WNG), I did not even know there usually is counseling/therapist etc with it until I googled on it. I thought TRT was just WNG usage.
       
    4. Dave Boltz

      Dave Boltz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1995
      I have had tinnitus now for 21 years. I first started TRT at the Univ of Maryland in Baltimore in 1995 and was counseled and wore the generators for 6 to 8 hours a day for 18 months and before you knew it I did not notice the T. I still had it but it did not bother me anymore. IT would come back off and on and I would put the devices back in and after a couple of weeks, I would forget about it again. It has come back again and I and now wearing them again. IT has been a couple of months and I cannot seem to get the monkey off my back. I see that the Veterans are coming back from their deployments and are having a lot of trouble with tinnitus. Maybe this will put a fire under the research and they will find at least something that will help quicker than what us out there now.
       

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