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Hi all

Been suffering for the last two weeks as I've had a relapse after doing TRT.  The audiologist wasn't specific enough when giving instructions about the levels I should have it on at first and now I've got back to almost square one.  The trouble is I've lost trust and confidence in the system now and even though TRT is supposed to be great for getting you on track I don't know what to do as it's taken me to a place I thought I'd left behind.  The frustrating thing was I was progressing on my own before I used the WSG's and was unsure whether to go down that route or not.  I now have ear pain, massive sensitivity and I am becoming very anxious all over again.  Any support would be welcome guys.



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I would be curious if your audiologist has been properly trained to administer TRT by Dr. Pawel Jastreboff.  There are many copycat clinicians out there.  It is your audiologist's responsibility to guide you through TRT and be very specific about sound levels.  Nonetheless, TRT is rehab for your ears and there will be times you feel you are experiencing a setback.  Keep calm and carry on...

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Hi Dan

Thanks for replying.  They are very experienced and came highly recommended but I think they neglected to be very specific and said only "keep it barely audible and do it for 6-8 hours a day".  When I looked at the WSG's they have 4 settings.  Barely audible was number 2 for me and that's where the problem was as I have slight hearing loss.  I think they should have been extremely specific in hindsight specifying the number to be used as I am now experiencing another collapse.  They have advised me to lay off them this week but I don't know if I can take a chance again.  

Would you say it is common for people to have a relapse then?

Claire

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All is well and what you are experiencing is common.  Remember, rehab takes time and there are going to be some bumps in the road.  Your ears are learning to adjust.  Follow your clinicians directive and whatever you do, don't jump ship.  TRT is your lifeline to dramatically improving your tolerances to sound.  
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