Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, also known as TRT, is well worth the time and cost if Tinnitus Control didn’t work for you.
What Is Tinnitus Retraining Therapy?
TRT is considered the best of all the noise suppression tinnitus treatment techniques, as it is individually tailored for each person and involves support from a trained psychological therapist. The goal of the therapy is to help you retrain your brain to not think about your tinnitus in such a negative light, or at all.
TRT combines a wearable device that is individually programmed to mask the specific tonal frequency of that person’s tinnitus, with psychological therapy that teaches a patient to ignore the sounds his tinnitus is creating.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Cost
TRT is also one of the most expensive and time consuming treatments for tinnitus, but in my medical opinion, well worth the time and cost. Therapy can take 12 to 24 months and can cost anywhere from $3,200 to $5,400 depending on how long it takes.
William Shatner Success Story
William Shatner’s tinnitus started in 1967 when he was standing too close to a special effects explosion in the first season episode of Star Trek called “Arena”. In the episode Captain Kirk has to create a cannon to defend himself from a creature known as the Gorn.
That one incident did such damage to Mr. Shatner’s hearing that he was tormented by the constant screeching in his head that just wouldn’t stop. He eventually got help for his chronic tinnitus from a tinnitus specialist that introduced him to Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.
To this day, Mr. Shatner still feels it was TRT that saved his life by enabling him to filter out, on a subconscious level, the sounds of his tinnitus.
Before Starting TRT
Because of the significant cost and time that Tinnitus Retraining Therapy requires, I always recommend my patients try Tinnitus Control first, as it only costs $40 and can be started immediately.