Originally Posted by Anij
It sounds like you have recruitment and hyperacusis ... both of which are actually fairly common for us Hoh/Deaf - both of which DO have treatments available (TRT etc) that help many people ... the hard part is finding someone who is skilled in TRT and the other treatments etc that you need.
I wonder if you were to get tubes placed in your ears if the internally generated noise would stop ... it may be worth discussing with an ENT & AuD. If it worked you could either keep the tubes (temp need to be replaced occassionally) or have the permanent procedure done to keep a small hole open - you would have to make sure that NO fluid got in the ear though - use ear plugs etc for baths/showers/swimming ... not put wax softeners/oils etc in the ear etc
Me? I'm hearing.
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