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I've been living with Tinnitus for over 25 years. In the early years my Dr's would tell me the only treatment was to simply ignore it. Great advice. Later I was told that there was really no cure, I could try suppliments or Herbal treatments, but really they were just more of a Placebo. Over the years I have just gotten used to it. It's there 24/7, but there are times when I don't notice it, but as soon as I notice that I'm not noticing it...you guessed it, I notice it. Mine is fairly loud in both ears, and generally constant in frequency and sound levels, which by the way is somewhere near 8.5 kHz, at around 55Db.
Recently I've been investigating the use of Hearing Aids to boost my slight hearing loss in the mid high frequency bands, with the addition of different sounds added to 'distract' from the Tinnitus. I believe the concept is to train the brain to hear the other sound and distract from 'hearing' the Tinnitus. Once the brain is trained in hearing the new sound, the Tinnitus is often noticed less or not at all. The idea is to then slowly reduce the sound levels of the added sound until you eliminate it altogether and your left not hearing it or the Tinnitus. 'Sounds' like and interesting idea, I'll keep you posted on how it works for me.
If you've tried this type of therapy and have any thoughts, please let me know.
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