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anniekin

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This is a follow-up question to the post I put up a little while ago about how long TRT took to work for people with hyperacusis.

I will add that it seems logical that how a person responds to treatment would depend on the severity of their H or LDL levels at the start. I'm category 3 or 4.

So now I am wondering, for those of you who can take a moment to answer, how many hours per day of wearing sound generators did your ENT or audiologist advise you to do? If you are answering, if you know what your LDL levels or category of H were when you started treatment I would be interested to know that too.

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I wear them all the time I am not taking a shower, sleeping, or driving.

When first starting, I had to have them very low, and could not wear them all the time (pain); I adjusted however.
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I wear them all the time I am not taking a shower, sleeping, or driving.

When first starting, I had to have them very low, and could not wear them all the time (pain); I adjusted however.


How severe was your hyperacusis?
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Annie - 

Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you.  Initially, I wasn't feeling well and then I was very busy at work.  

Short answer now, and more to come.

I used broadband noise for eight hours per day.  I used broadband noise presentations of my own making.  When I started, my LDLs were in the 30s and 40s.  I didn't do TRT.  I would characterize my case as very severe.  

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In 1994 I used the Viennetone AM/ti sound generators for 8 hours a day.  I did TRT and it took almost 7 months before I realized improvement.  However, back in those days the protocol was different (more conservative) than it is today.  I too felt my case was very serious (had great difficulty enduring the sound of the human voice).   LDL's were in the 40's.

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Anniekin, I am new to this. What is LDL?
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Anniekin, I am new to this. What is LDL?

Loudness Discomfort Levels, an audiologist's way of measuring hyperacusis
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