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Treehugger
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I am new to the Message Board, and am starting TRT with Enza in Whitby, Ontario in Canada. She is was trained uner. Dr. Pawel Jastreboff.

I am quite excited.Has anyone else here undergone TRT by someone trained by Dr. Jastreboff ?
 
If so, please let me know your results/progress to date. Thanks!
 
DrNagler
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Welcome to the board, Treehugger.
 
You asked:
 
Has anyone else here undergone TRT by someone trained by Dr. Jastreboff ?
 
If so, please let me know your results/progress to date.

 
..............
 
I underwent TRT back in the mid-1990's.  Dr. Jastreboff was my TRT clinician.  I was extremely pleased.

What do you hope to achieve with your TRT?
 
smn
Treehugger
 #3 
Hi Dr Nagler,
 
That is so exciting to be treated by Dr. Jastreboff himself! I keep seeing his name in so much literature !

BTW:
Here are my LDLs from Oct 1, 2008. (The audiologist had NO prior experience with H)
 
LEFT EAR
500-92
1000-85
2000-83
4000-86
 
RIGHT EAR
500-91
1000-90
2000-86
4000-80
 
8000-58(this was done after L & R ear were tested)
 
At the end of the test, she tried 8000 (she skipped 6000) on my Right ear. She started at 50. It startled me and was so LOUD...I almost fell off my chair was totally stressed out... I bravely inched to get up to 58(cringing). Then I stopped the test. 
 
My life has been fairly restricted since August when all this started.  My ears get fatigued when I am exposed to quasi-loud environments for long periods of time (ie 40 mins). I carry my Thunder Earmuffs in my hand everywhere I go outside the house "in case" there are planes overhead, passing busses, construction work, etc...Without protection, I can't tolerate vaccuums, lawn mowers, barking dogs etc... I slowly inch away people when people "talk loud". Boardroom meetings are challenging too.  
 
Just started back with Pink noise 5-6 hours per day, and music protocol on my CD Discman with earbuds for an hour or so. I always have some sort of sound enrichment going on, so I am never in silence. Silence = bad.
 
My T used to bother me ALOT, and I spent weeks tracking its every change and "figuring it out" it odd pesky behaviour. But after reading all the wonderful TRT documentation (danger signlas to the brain) and how if you just ignore the sounds..they eventually are not deemed important, they slowly don't come back. I am practicing this, it seems to be working....I am no longer anxious, worried, or care much about my T these days for the last week. I am starting to generally dont give a rats #$%^ what it does. It takes practice though....one day I will get there. However I have noticed when I am physically exahausted (feeling like the walking dead, or when my ears are fatigued..my H and T are BAD.) My T used to be my "arch-nemesis"...now its just "there".
 
Back to your question, I am hoping that:
- with my LDLs will improve to "normal". I want to start living normally...ASAP! I'd like to go crowded restos, eat at noisy family reunion dinners, do aerobics classes, Salsa dancing in the clubs, see movies, all without protection. Right now, I've avoided all these(I hate wearing foamies for some reason since H started).  
- T will disappear one day (not too concerned about this right now) 
 
It really sucks to have H right now. But I try to remain postive even in these dark times. I am heading out to Whitby (4.5 hour drive) formy first Consultation/Evaluation on Nov 21.
 
Hope it all works!
 
 


DrNagler
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Treehugger posted:

Back to your question, I am hoping that:
- with my LDLs will improve to "normal".
 
I want to start living normally...ASAP! I'd like to go crowded restos, eat at noisy family reunion dinners, do aerobics classes, Salsa dancing in the clubs, see movies, all without protection.


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If I may offer a suggestion ... 
 
There really is no "normal" for LDL's.  It's all a matter of statistics, standard deviations from the mean, etc.  And moreover, the data upon which those statisics are based have really not been collected all that rigorously.  So instead of hoping tha your LDL's return to normal, why don't you just look forward to your LDL's improving ... and consider the rest to be gravy.  In other words, instead of getting back to doing ALL the things you want to do, look forward to getting back to doing many of the things you want to do, consider it gravy if at some point you can do everything.


[I hope that the audiologist you will be seeing in Whitby has more experience with LDL's and hyperacusis than the last one!  I don't trust those numbers.]

And regarding the salsa dancing in the clubs, EVERYBODY in those clubs should be using ear protection.
 
Finally, my bet is that as your hyperacusis improves, your tinnitus will become less and less of a problem for you.
 
All the best -
 
smn

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