Sound enrichment

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    1. Martin69

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Hello Stephen,

      First of all thanks again for your invaluable work helping us sufferers.

      I do have a question regarding sound enrichment and WNGs. As far as I have understood TRT categories, I fall into category 1 (severe T, no H). My T is high-pitched, around 14 kHz. It sounds like my head is full of electricity. Really difficult to handle. It is not really maskable (getting any relief), but I can mix it with cricket sounds that I do not hear my T clearly.

      What kind of sound enrichment is recommended for such a T frequency? The WNGs (or white/pink/brown noise from an ipod) do not really help. I need to listen to something high-frequent (like birds or crickets). Of course listening to them the whole day drives someone crazy, too.

      I am curious what kind of sound enrichment you would recommend to someone like me.
      Nature sounds? Crickets?
      Still WNGs or white noise?

      Thanks in advance,

      PS: I can sleep without any background noise. Sleep is relief for me.
    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member

      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Martin, I'm afraid you are going to be disappointed with my answer, but it really depends on what you are trying to accomplish. And at this point I'm not clear on precisely what that is. Moreover, even if I did, I'm not sure I'd be able to help without much more information, the kind of information I'd get from evaluating you myself.

      Your situation is very complex. My feeling is that you should start from scratch with an experienced and knowledgeable TRT clinician instead of trying to patch something together on your own. I gave you the names of two such individuals, one in your country and one in the UK. At this point I'm afraid that's the best I can do for you.

      Kind regards -

      stephen nagler

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