retraining therapy or TRT as it is called in
short was developed as a breakthrough neurophysiologic
model of treating tinnitus. Treatment through this
method was widely practiced and was found successful in
treating many cases of tinnitus and other conditions of
Tinnitus retraining therapy however
aims to only ‘deal’ with the problem of tinnitus rather
than resolving the problem itself. The therapy was
developed after close examination of how tinnitus
creates the debilitating sounds in the ear of a person,
when there are no perceivable external sounds or noise.
The treatment is a result of exhaustive studies and
analysis and the end result is that this therapy can
offer a way out for people suffering from tinnitus
, to lead a normal life.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
retraining therapy works on the principal that the
human ear has a unique ability to learn new reflexes
as well as to relearn the previously acquired
therapy also works on the principal that the human ear
has the capability to eliminate its reactions to
stimuli that it considers irrelevant.
on the above principals TRT seeks to artificially
train the ear to gradually disassociate itself from
the negative tinnitus signals.
method makes it applicable and usable in all cases of
tinnitus irrespective of where the real problem
has two components to it:
counseling that involves teaching sessions and forms a
crucial part of the therapy and
therapy which involves avoidance of silence and use of
enriched background sound
Are Effects of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Mainained Over
retraining therapy by its nature of gradually
conditioning the ear to a new way of hearing involves
long duration and has to be maintained over time–
sometimes one and a half year to two year’s
treatment of TRT involves dedicated efforts on part of
the patient to conform to the guidelines alongside the
physician’s treatment. Maintaining TRT over long
durations makes it tedious and difficult to keep up.
Many times visible results seem too slow and some give
up half way.
overlooks root causes of the problem of tinnitus and
focuses only on modifying neuronal connections. Causes
of tinnitus are irrelevant to this therapy.
although TRT offers great relief to people suffering
from tinnitus, it is not the solution, especially when
compared to the fact that a holistic method of treatment
can offer more in terms of a permanent solution to