My appt from yesterday got postponed. I have yet to have my first appt with the audiologist, but I have no doubt it's H. I asked her about what I can do in the meantime, told her I stopped with the earplug (mostly) for everyday enviornments. One of the things she suggested was using my iPod to listen to music pleasing to my ear, or at least neutral. I tried the iPod, but even at level 1, it was too loud. At bedtime, when everything is quiet, L-1 has always been louder than I prefer for sleeping. (w/buds). This was before H, so definitely too loud now. Then I remembered we have music on our cable TV. The one that was pleasing was soundscape. A few notes sounded strange, but i know it was just the ear. I'm wondering... is it just as effective to have the sound come from the TV as from an earbud? I'm guessing yes. Secondly, is it a good thing or bad thing to run the music all night? I can put a timer on, but it's good to have sounds even while I am sleeping, I'll keep it on.