I'm about 5 weeks or so into my journey with T and one thing that has remained almost constant (for the most part) is that my T seems to flair up with certain nosies like the television, car radio, etc. so I'm pretty sure I also have hyperacusis. I recently purchased a sound machine and started using it at night at the advise of another member, nights 1 and 2 were okay but by night 3 even the sound machine seemed to make my T so much louder I couldn't fall asleep. I ended up turning it off and my T almost immediately decreased in sound to a level I could fall asleep and sleep all night. I'm at work right now and its very, very quiet and am only bothered by the T if I search for it. I've had good days over the past few weeks where its almost non-existant for the better part of the day also. But I've also had bad days (like yesterday) when my T was loud/intrusive and bothered me literally all day long with zero breaks. My T doesn't seem typical to some of yours in that attempts to mask/or have background noises on often irritate my T.. I'm assuming I have T and hyperacusis.. My question is, being 5 weeks in should I seek out treatment from an audiologist to maybe help the hyperacusis or continue riding it out? I'm a bit worried I will make it harder to treat if I keep waiting for treatment but at the same time it does seem to be improving some days on its own (Some days also are harder). Is it better/more beneficial to seek out treatment earlier? I have seen an ENT one time also but didn't get any advise or information other then to see an audiologist. No MRI was offered as she said she didnt feel it was necessary. I tend to try to keep my surroundings as calm/quiet as possible and use ear plugs for the vaccuum cleaner or other loud household noises to not cause a spike.. For those of you who don't know they think my T is either caused by mild hearing loss (discovered via audiogram, previously unaware of any hearing loss) OR pregnancy inducded. I have had no loud sound exposures, no noise damage or anything. It just started up one day in October and has been there most every day since then. I have about 8 weeks left in my pregnancy..