Advances in tinnitus research have brought about several new kinds of tinnitus therapy. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy and sound therapy are a few of them.

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy and Sound Therapy

Retraining Therapy (TRT) is a process of learning to cope with your tinnitus on a conscious and subconscious level. This technique has helped a lot of people.

Sound therapy refers to use of pleasant or calming sounds that diminish the presence of tinnitus. Because the brain can only focus on one thing at a time, using sound can provide immediate relief, in order to focus more effectively on things you want to do.

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Sound Therapy

This therapy can be compared to the sound of raindrops falling on a roof. At first it is noticed when it starts raining, but going unnoticed and put out of mind after some time. The therapy is employed at the perceived source of the tinnitus and aims to teach the brain to ignore it. Find the sound that blocks out your tinnitus.

Furthermore, it is now widely accepted that most illness and tinnitus is stress related. Therefore, treatment methodologies that promote relaxation and help reduce stress can be a very effective way to prevent and treat illness. Furthermore, sound therapy is very effective at reducing stress.
The aim of sound therapy is to reach a point where the tinnitus is ‘filtered out’ most of the time by the brain, even though it may still be present. This is called habituation. Habituation is probably best achieved if you use sound enrichment at a level that is a little quieter than your tinnitus most of the time.
Some people have used masking (playing a loud noise which drowns out the tinnitus) to give themselves a bit of relief.