Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

There is no known cure for tinnitus unless its underlying cause can be identified and treated. In recent years, however, audiologists have developed some outstanding tinnitus treatment programs and methods to help patients with chronic tinnitus.

Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) is one of our clinic’s highest recommended treatment plans. TRT centers around tinnitus counseling, which aims to teach you about your condition and how retraining techniques and sound enrichment can alter the way you react to and perceive the sound of your tinnitus.

If you and your audiologist determine that retraining therapy is the best option for treating your tinnitus, we’ll set up a counseling schedule for you. You can expect to visit our office regularly as you begin TRT. The duration of TRT differs from patient to patient, but the counseling is consistently effective for our tinnitus patients and is proven to work well short-term and long-term.

When you begin our tinnitus retraining therapy program, you can expect:

  1. Counseling sessions with your audiologist, who will teach you more about what tinnitus is and how your perception of it affects the way you react to the sounds. As you progress, you’ll learn more about methods for changing how you perceive tinnitus. As your reactions to tinnitus are altered through counseling and education, you’ll become less and less aware of your symptoms.
  2. Sound enrichment is an important part of TRT that must be used 24-hours a day to mask your tinnitus. Avoiding silence is considered key to successful TRT. Choosing the new background sounds of your life—and how to incorporate them into every moment of your day—isn’t necessarily an easy task. That’s why it’s important to work with our knowledgeable and experienced audiologists who will guide you as you find sounds that mask your tinnitus effectively but aren’t annoying or intrusive.
  3. Retraining exercises will begin a few sessions into your tinnitus retraining therapy. These expertly developed tactics aim to reduce your reaction to your tinnitus, decrease your awareness of the sound and eventually eliminate any feelings of annoyance associated with tinnitus. Your audiologist will walk you through your exercises and help you implement them into your life during counseling and at home gradually over time.

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Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

If the underlying cause of your tinnitus cannot be determined, you are not out of luck. Your Katy audiologist is able to put together a tinnitus management plan to help you learn to tune out the ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking or hissing you are hearing. So, have you considered tinnitus retraining therapy?

Tinnitus Treatment

Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) is one of the most popular forms of tinnitus treatment. TRT centers around counseling, which helps teach you about your condition and how retraining techniques and sound enrichment, and can change the way you react to and perceive your tinnitus.

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If your Katy audiologist determines that retraining therapy is the best option for you, a counseling appointment will be scheduled. Throughout the duration of your tinnitus treatment you will visit the office fairly regularly. While the duration of TRT differs from patient to patient, the counseling is consistently effective for tinnitus patients and is proven to work well short-term and long-term.

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Consists of Three Distinct Parts.

  1. Counseling sessions. At these meetings with your Katy audiologist you will learn more about what tinnitus is and how your perception of it affects the way you react to the sounds. As you progress, you’ll learn more about methods for changing how you perceive tinnitus. Through the counseling and education, your reactions to tinnitus will be altered, making you less and less aware of your symptoms.
  1. Sound enrichment. This method must be used 24-hours a day to mask your tinnitus. Since avoiding silence is key, you will have the opportunity to choose new background sounds of your life. You will then learn how to incorporate these new sounds into every moment of your day. Since this is not the easiest task, it is important to work with your knowledgeable and experienced Katy audiologists who will guide you.
  1. Retraining exercises. Your audiologist will teach you these exercises, developed to reduce your reaction to your tinnitus, decrease your awareness of the sound and eventually eliminate any feelings of annoyance associated with tinnitus. To help you implement them into your life, your Katy audiologist will walk you through the exercises during your counseling sessions.

If you are suffering from tinnitus, now is the time to do something about it. Contact your local Katy audiologist at (281) 578-7500 to schedule an appointment today.