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Adynaro

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Hello dr. Nagler,

... I will try to be concise, but I have so many questions and I'm so frustrated , that I don't know how to start. I'm sure that you understand this period, for me is like a new begging, this very very high pitch sound, even if my tinnitus is present from 2009. So:

1. I'm now terrified by the fact that this week I must to go to Stockholm, and now, with this change in my frequency, coming from nowhere, I'm afraid to fly. It's an event from work, I go there with some clients, so I must be there, but if you think that I could damage more my ears, I will see what I can do. Please advice me in this direction.

2. How can I choose from this diversity of things for tinnitus: Mutebutton, Neuromonics, hyperbaric therapy, TRT( I already contact them and Jacqui Sheldrake response me), TMS( nearest clinic is in Florence, but the results of the study that I read about TMS are not so conclusive yet)??? I'm so desperate that I'll try them all, but I don't have money to test all of this.

Thank you very much,
Adina


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1. I'm now terrified by the fact that this week I must to go to Stockholm, and now, with this change in my frequency, coming from nowhere, I'm afraid to fly. It's an event from work, I go there with some clients, so I must be there, but if you think that I could damage more my ears, I will see what I can do. Please advice me in this direction.


I well understand your fear. And, of course, there are no guarantees in this world - especially where tinnitus is concerned. But that said, it is highly unlikely that you will suffer any permanent auditory damage from flying in a commercial airplane. Sure, your tinnitus might sound louder when you land, but that sort of thing typically settles down on its own. You might invest in a pair or noise-cancellation headphones for your air travel. I rarely use them when I fly - even internationally - but for those who are interested, the ones I generally recommend are Bose QuietComfort 25.

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2. How can I choose from this diversity of things for tinnitus: Mutebutton, Neuromonics, hyperbaric therapy, TRT( I already contact them and Jacqui Sheldrake response me), TMS( nearest clinic is in Florence, but the results of the study that I read about TMS are not so conclusive yet)??? I'm so desperate that I'll try them all, but I don't have money to test all of this.


Ask ten people in the field, and you will get ten different answers. As I see it, for those whose lives are only mildly affected by their tinnitus, I'd tend to just give things more time. If your life is moderately affected, then possibly self-CBT (like in the Henry and Wilson book) is worthy of serious consideration. If your life is severely affected by tinnitus, then my preference would be Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). Of course, whichever path you take, it should all start with a thorough ENT evaluation to make sure that nothing is overlooked.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Stephen Nagler
Atlanta Tinnitus Consultants, LLC

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