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Hi Dr. Nagler,

I read "Tinnitus 101 for newbies", and found it very helpful and hopeful. Thank you for writing it!
I have a couple of questions spurred by it:

1. Given that there's a very good chance that tinnitus will just go away on its own after a few months, is there any possibility that being in TRT, with full-time noise generators in my ears, medicines and supplements etc might actually prevent the tinnitus from leaving on it's own?

2. Does tinnitus often go away, and then later come back again?

Thank you!
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I read "Tinnitus 101 for newbies", and found it very helpful and hopeful. Thank you for writing it!

You are welcome. I am glad you found it helpful and hopeful.

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I have a couple of questions spurred by it:

1. Given that there's a very good chance that tinnitus will just go away on its own after a few months, is there any possibility that being in TRT, with full-time noise generators in my ears, medicines and supplements etc might actually prevent the tinnitus from leaving on it's own?

Wearing broadband sound generators in accordance with TRT protocol cannot possibly inhibit the spontaneous resolution of tinnitus. TRT has nothing to do with medicines and supplements.

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2. Does tinnitus often go away, and then later come back again?

20% of the population has tinnitus. Some is recurrent, but I do not have any data on that. The real issue, as I have come to see it, is not whether or not tinnitus is present, but rather whether or not the tinnitus that is present is bothersome, and if so what you are going to do about it.

Now here's the thing, my friend. You are currently in the hands of a doctor who is extremely knowledgeable about tinnitus and tinnitus-related distress. He has likely told you that pondering and ruminating about these sorts of things is really counterproductive to what he is trying to help you achieve. I respectfully suggest that you listen to the man.

As far as predicting what the future might hold for you in terms of your tinnitus, if I have learned anything at during my 20+ year long tinnitus odyssey, it's that the only predictable thing about tinnitus is its unpredictability.

I hope this response informs more than frustrates.

Dr. Stephen Nagler
Atlanta Tinnitus Consultants, LLC

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Agitated

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Thank you for the reply!

It does inform more than frustrate.
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Thank you for the reply!

You are welcome.

Dr. Stephen Nagler

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