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Chairman201

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Hello all,

In the permanent message at the top of the forum from Dan to all Newcomers, he mentions "learn about tabletop devices and how they can be helpful to a hyperacusis patient during sleep.

Can anyone elaborate?

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janepm

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I don't know what he means exactly but I would imagine he is speaking about the various tabletop things that you can get at stores that have settings such as brook, stream, etc. on them. Brookstone has them, Sharper Image, I got mine at Sears as I recall. It helped a lot and post TRT training, it still helps!
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Rob

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Exactly right, Jane.  We're talking about devices such as The Sound Soother, available from The Sharper Image (in two different models). 

Chairman, these are called tabletop devices because they are the sort of thing you can set on a table and let them run.  They emit various sounds you can select, and the idea is to use the sound as background when you're at home during the day or at night at bedtime.  Of course, there are other ways to put sound into a room which work just as well.  CDs which contain environmental sound, like a rainstorm, or the sound of ocean waves or wind, are all perfectly fine to use.  Background music is fine too.  It all depends on one's needs and preferences.  The general idea is to give one's ears something to do, and it is a particularly useful strategy to help a person with hyperacusis to slowly and gradually improve his or her tolerance of sound.  The general consensus is that a neutral sound which you can tune out but just play in the background is the way to go.  Hope that's helpful.  You're asking very good questions.

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