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natalie

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I finally received a clinical diagnosis for Hyperacusis today (even though I've known for many years that's what I have).  I've been wearing an earphone and playing a pink noise MP3 in loud situations, but I'm ready for something more discreet. 

The cost for sound generators through the clinic will be about $1,200.  But I've found something similar online for a little over $300: http://www.earplugstore.com/sleep-eze-2013.html

I'd love to hear your opinions on if you think this product is a suitable substitution.

Thanks!
Natalie

BTW...I only have Hyperacusis in my right ear and will only need to purchase one Sleep Eze for $189.  What a deal!  =)



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Johnloudb

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Hi Natalie,

I don't know anything about the product you mention, but you shouldn't just get a broadband noise device for just one ear. The reason being is it causes compensation in the auditory pathways making the other ear more sensitive. You're supposed to use then in both ears, and adjusted so the noise sounds the same loudness in both ears.

John
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Johnloudb

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Natalie, I just looked at the link you posted. those devices and they call it white noise but that's often a term used for describing any broadband noise. No not sure what your getting there. Also those isolate the ear from external sounds and that's definitely not good for treating your hyperacusis. Are you working with a TRT trained doctor or audiologist?
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