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What is tinnitus retracting therapy (TRT)?

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Tinnitus retracting therapy (TRT) uses the brain’s natural ability to "habituate" a signal, or to filter it out so you don’t notice it. Habituation requires no conscious effort. People frequently habituate many sounds, like humming air conditioners or computer fans. Their noise is not important, so you don’t perceive them as “loud.” So your 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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