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Curry

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Hey ya'll, I was wondering, if you guys use YouTube pink noise for the treatment, what video do you guys use, or what type of file do you guys have that you're willing to lend to us to listen to?
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florian_89

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Hello Curry,

read your story. I hope the best for you.



This one I use sometimes, its a bit more softer as the other pink noises on youtube.

kind regards

Florian
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Curry

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Hey Florian

Thanks for the reply back. I'll take a look at this one and see if it helps me. I have been using another pink noise, like this one, but I read from an article that some of the pink noises on YouTube aren't the same as from what you would hear from a ENT

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florian_89

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Hy Curry,

this one is also good.

I have white noise generators, but I dont like the complete white noise, its to sharp for me.

You also can use a system wide EQ, download it to a Music Player on your Computer and EQ the high frequencies down, so it gets softer and turns into a brown noise. 

When you feel like you can then EQ the highs up a bit more.

Good luck with it, for me it helps to overlap sounds in the combination with ear plugs.


Kind regards Florian


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BCX

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I use the same one as well. Works great! Always remember to listen at a comfortable level.
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Curry

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Hey Florian,

Is there a difference to the brown noise? I'll think about using a EQ, but thanks for the tip!

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Curry

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I use the same one as well. Works great! Always remember to listen at a comfortable level.


BCX, not to be nosy or anything, but why did you stop replying on the other message forum "Cope with Hyperacusis"? Is it because of HST?
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BCX

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I've been really busy with work. Got a new job so I went MIA.
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Curry

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Then I can understand why you couldn't. But congrats on the new job. BTW, when you wake up in the morning, do you have that feeling where you have to restart everything to get exposed to outside noise? For example, the night before, my ears will be okay, then when I wake up, my ears will get sensitive in the morning. Is that something I shouldn't worry about?
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florian_89

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Then I can understand why you couldn't. But congrats on the new job. BTW, when you wake up in the morning, do you have that feeling where you have to restart everything to get exposed to outside noise? For example, the night before, my ears will be okay, then when I wake up, my ears will get sensitive in the morning. Is that something I shouldn't worry about?


I feel Bad in the morning, its the warm up phase. Best is at midday, when you get tired it gets bad again. When you are able to do sports, it helps to get the blood flow through the ears.

And to the EQ Thing: the Less high frequencies the less Sharp the broad band noise sounds. Most of us sufferes have a high frequency Problem, so cutting them down will stimulate your damaged zone Less intense. Brown noise is Just a Therm for White noise with cut down high frequencies.

Greets Florian
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Curry

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If I decided not to use the EQ, I can still use the pink noise to cut down the high frequency sounds as the alternative?

Haha, thank goodness sports are in my life...
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BCX

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@Curry

In the beginning, my ears had problems comprehending with noises when i wake up in the morning. Now, I don't really have much morning complications which is good news. However, I do have good and bad days so I can't really say I'm over it.
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florian_89

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If I decided not to use the EQ, I can still use the pink noise to cut down the high frequency sounds as the alternative?

Haha, thank goodness sports are in my life...



Hello Curry,

I think any sound enrichment will help you, as long as it does not feel uncomfortable.

White noise has all frequencies in distributed equaly.
Pink noise cuts down the higher frequencies.
Brown noise cuts down the higher and mid frequencies.

Its up to you what you use.

For sure uncompressed (wav) white noise will be the best, if you can tolerate it.

Best regards Florian
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Curry

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Glad to know that I'm not the only one who feels like there's a reset when we wake up in the morning. I thought it was just me
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Curry

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So I've just found out that I have a dentist check-up in June, and I've read that the drills can cause pain. Does that happen for everyone? I'm actually okay with going to the dentist, but after getting the H, I don't know if it will worsen or nothing will happen. Just want to ask on your guys experience of it. 
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ybbest

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Hi Curry , I purchased the pink noise from this site. It is great. I live in New Zealand and seeing a audiologist who is specialized in treating hyperacusis cost 3-4 times than the cost of the pink noise. The sound therapy is a lot of hard work ( listening to it for about 8 hours a day) ,I only did it for about a month. I'd rather pay a small price to make sure at the pink noise is the pink noise which helped so many people in the past. I do not want my hard work to get wasted because I use the wrong pink noise.
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Curry

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@Ybbest

So what you're trying to say is the audiologist you're going to isn't working and the pink noise from this site is better than who you're going to? Not surprised. But I'll definitely take a look
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ybbest

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No , that's not what I mean. You should definitely see a reputable audiologist  who understand and treated hyperacusis successfully in the past.

What I mean is that seeing an audiologist the first time , only confirm what you'v got,hyperacusis .

The treatment is a journey , you'v got do a lot of hard work to make the treatment work.(listening to pink noise 8 hours a day). You do not want to spend 6-12 months listening to pink noise and then found out the pink noise you use from youtube or somewhere for free is poorly made and won't help you or make your condition even worse. Then you waste 6-12 months of hard work for saving less than $100. Does it make sense?
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Curry

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I mean right now, it's not too bad so I can live with it. But one of my worst fears is if I do see a audiologist and they prescribe me with a hearing aide. I don't have anything against it, but if I come home one day and parents notice it, they'll ask me what I did that made me get what is on my ear. I haven't told them yet, because they think at an age at where I'm at, I shouldn't be having these problems
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Hi Curry , I am not sure why you'd like to hide from your family. I focus on full recovery and I will spend all my time and effort on my recovery. To achieve this , I will get the best help I can get. Good luck to your recovery journey. 
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Curry

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@ ybbest, It's not that I'm hiding from my family, it's just my parents get too worried, and I start to become nervous, and then they'll scold me for something that I didn't do. And going back to your statement about a audiologist to check if I have hyperacusis. I don't think I would need to go to see one, since hyperacusis is the sensitivity to loud sounds. But I believe that the 8 hour/day is strenuous. I know therapy is long as for any type of therapy, but it shouldn't take that long in a day. And yes, I would like to focus my efforts on making a full recovery, but for now I am going to do what I know so far. Later on, maybe even this year, I don't know yet, but I'll plan on going to see an audiologist.And thank you! I hope you make a speedy recovery journey also!
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florian_89

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@ ybbest, It's not that I'm hiding from my family, it's just my parents get too worried, and I start to become nervous, and then they'll scold me for something that I didn't do. And going back to your statement about a audiologist to check if I have hyperacusis. I don't think I would need to go to see one, since hyperacusis is the sensitivity to loud sounds. But I believe that the 8 hour/day is strenuous. I know therapy is long as for any type of therapy, but it shouldn't take that long in a day. And yes, I would like to focus my efforts on making a full recovery, but for now I am going to do what I know so far. Later on, maybe even this year, I don't know yet, but I'll plan on going to see an audiologist.And thank you! I hope you make a speedy recovery journey also!



Hello Curry,

8h a day is not really a lot when you start to wear wearable noise generators.

You just put them on after you get up and keep them on for 4 hours, then you do a break and continue. 

I recommend you buy wearable noise generators.

You can find them on ebay if you are on a budget. 

Audiologist sell them to a much higher price. I paid 1000€ two years ago, and the one I will buy on ebay are better for about 200€. 

Buy a pair with manual HIGH and LOW pass filter. Pure white noise is kind of annoying, if you want to have pink noise you need a HIGH pass filter, so you can lower the high frequencies. 


Kind regards

Florian
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Curry

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Hello Curry,

8h a day is not really a lot when you start to wear wearable noise generators.

You just put them on after you get up and keep them on for 4 hours, then you do a break and continue. 

I recommend you buy wearable noise generators.

You can find them on ebay if you are on a budget. 

Audiologist sell them to a much higher price. I paid 1000€ two years ago, and the one I will buy on ebay are better for about 200€. 

Buy a pair with manual HIGH and LOW pass filter. Pure white noise is kind of annoying, if you want to have pink noise you need a HIGH pass filter, so you can lower the high frequencies. 


Kind regards

Florian


Florian, that's one of the things I didn't plan on doing. Wearing one and finding out I have that at an age of 20, makes me look like I have a disability. In time, well see what happens, but not right now
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florian_89

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Florian, that's one of the things I didn't plan on doing. Wearing one and finding out I have that at an age of 20, makes me look like I have a disability. In time, well see what happens, but not right now


I understand, I had the same issues as you.

But I hate to say it, people with hyperacusis like we -  we have a disability. 

I am not ashamed to wear them. 

There are even in ear noise generators, which hardly can be noticed, when you want to have a very unnoticeable option.

And I think its much more important to feel better with your ears, then to look "better" without noise generators.


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Curry

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I understand, I had the same issues as you.

But I hate to say it, people with hyperacusis like we -  we have a disability. 

I am not ashamed to wear them. 

There are even in ear noise generators, which hardly can be noticed, when you want to have a very unnoticeable option.

And I think its much more important to feel better with your ears, then to look "better" without noise generators.




I get what you're trying to say. But right now is just not a good time for me to start thinking about it.
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florian_89

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I get what you're trying to say. But right now is just not a good time for me to start thinking about it.


Suppressing your condition will not change it. Its better to start early off, chances are better to improve.
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Curry

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Suppressing your condition will not change it. Its better to start early off, chances are better to improve.


I mean for now, I'll still keep listening to the pink noise that I found on YouTube, and work my way from there
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