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I have had T and H for 28 years and have successfully used TRT to control both for the last 18 years. I  had a relapse starting about a month ago. I started wearing my old faithful Viennatone Sound Generators that I got from Dr. Jastreboff back in 1997 and have worked so well for me ever since.

Long story short.... my T has settled way back down and my H is better but still a problem. I have to get my LDLs much higher.

I'm considering getting a more modern sound generator. Unfortunately, the one audiologist in my city that is very good and has worked with a number of T patients is not a trained TRT audiologist. She has given me a hearing evaluation and checked my LDLs. I have a slight hearing loss but nothing of the degree that she would recommend hearing aids. She works with the Widex company and I can trial a Widex combination hearing aid and sound generator. I know I don't want or need a hearing aid so why pay for one.

My research tells me that the GHI Tranquil Simplicity I is the go-to sound generator for hyperacusis. Has anyone tried the Widex Zen2Go sound generator? It is Widex sound generator only without any hearing aid unit.

Don't know which way to go.... try the Widex Zen2Go that my local audiologist can get for me or fly 500 miles to a good TRT clinic where I can get the GHI Tranquil Simplicity.

Any information on either of these units would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
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Don't know which way to go.... try the Widex Zen2Go that my local audiologist can get for me or fly 500 miles to a good TRT clinic where I can get the GHI Tranquil Simplicity.

Or ask your local audiologist to set up an account at GHI, which takes all of five minutes, and then you can purchase your Tranquil Simplicity devices from her!

From reading your other postings the devices you will specifically want are a pair of GHI Tranquil Simplicity II OTE units. The "II" will allow you to select wither white noise or pink noise settings yourself.

But if you find that the Widex devices you are now trialing to be to your satisfaction, staying with them is certainly an option. Just avoid the Zen fractal tones and stick with broadband sound.

stephen nagler

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Thanks Dr. Nagler. I was wondering about the Tranquility II but didn't think pink noise was appropriate for hyperacusis.

That said, since I can get both pink and white in the same unit, why not try it.

Do you use pink noise to treat hyperacusis?

Thanks again.
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Thanks Dr. Nagler. I was wondering about the Tranquility II but didn't think pink noise was appropriate for hyperacusis.

That said, since I can get both pink and white in the same unit, why not try it.

Do you use pink noise to treat hyperacusis?

Thanks again.

White noise and pink noise work equally well for hyperacusis desensitization. It's just that some folks with hyperacusis prefer pink noise because there is less energy in the highs. But it is really a matter of personal preference.

Now that I think a bit more about your situation, I seem to reecall that you really haven't been evaluated formally since the mid-1990s, when you got your Viennatones. That being the case, it might be of value to see a (knowledgeable and experienced) TRT clinician after all rather than just going it alone.

Just a thought.

stephen nagler

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