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kendaleigh

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Hi
After my very recent H set back, my pink noise Hansaton Wave sound generators have been fixed and have just arrived. However, the Pink noise seems loud and harsh even on the lowest setting.
My question is: should I return them to Puretone to have the frequency adjusted closer to a brown noise (which I do like) or would that not be broad enough a spectrum for sound therapy to work? I wish I'd asked this last month but I wasn't sure whether the pink would seem harsh conpared with brown, but it does. I get on very well with the brown noise cd that I play 24/7 on the boat. It is so much more pleasant a sound!

Rob - please could you advise as well as I know you've had to tinker with adjusting sound for yourself and are much better informed on the subject. Thank you!
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Just a general observation.

When considering a treatment protocol - any treatment protocol - it helps to be very clear regarding precisely what it is that you are trying to accomplish.

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kendaleigh

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I'm not quite sure what you mean.

I have Hyperacusis and have had for seven years. I was almost better and had an unfortunate acoustic shock so I am, effectively, house/boat bound again with severe sound sensitivity and pain. I am back with same local clinician as before, so I am following TRT protocol as I did before. I am on CBT waiting list.

My aim is to reduce or eliminate sound sensitivity snd pain sufficiently that I can return to work and also travel 120 miles by car to see my elderly parents. Not interested in pubs, clubs or rock concerts - just a regular life where I can visit with friends and run the engine on the boat, which is my home.

Apologies that I don't quite grasp what you are trying to say...
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DrNagler

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Originally Posted by kendaleigh
I'm not quite sure what you mean.


It was a general observation that might or might not apply in any given case.

You originally wrote [in part]:

"My question is: should I return them to Puretone to have the frequency adjusted closer to a brown noise (which I do like) or would that not be broad enough a spectrum for sound therapy to work?"

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The point of my post was that the concept "to work" might mean different things to different people. It depends on the goal that one is trying to achieve.

stephen nagler

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Rob

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Kenda -

Yes, your approach is a good idea.  In my opinion, it doesn't matter where you start from.  What matters is to start and move forward.  As always, run this by your local clinician.  If your clinician is on board, go for it! 

If Puretone can adjust the presentation to be more like Brownian noise, it is likely that the spectrum will be just as broad but considerably easier for you to tolerate at this time.  Brownian noise decreases in power by 6 dB with each successive octave, whereas pink noise decreases in power by 3 dB with each octave.  The key is to be comfortable and to use it consistently.  If you do that, and try to push the aural envelope in other ways too, your sound tolerance will improve. 

Rob
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kendaleigh

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Thank you Rob - that was exactly the helpful advice I needed. I'm glad you are still here! [smile]

Have written to my clinician and she is a lovely open minded lady.

Thank you. Will let you know how it goes...
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