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What is tinnitus retracting therapy (TRT)?

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Tinnitus retracting therapy (TRT) depends upon the natural ability of the brain to "habituate" a signal, or to filter it out on a subconscious level so that it does not reach conscious perception. Habituation requires no conscious effort. People frequently habituate many auditory sounds -- air conditioners, computer fans, refrigerators, and gentle rain, among them. What they have in common is that they have no importance, so they are not perceived as ''loud.'' Therefore, the brain can screen these sounds out.

SOURCES: American Tinnitus Foundation. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The Mayo Clinic. University of Texas Medical Branch.




 

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 16, 2017

SOURCES: American Tinnitus Foundation. American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The Mayo Clinic. University of Texas Medical Branch.




 

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on February 16, 2017

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