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Choose the treatment that is right for you.

Despite the fact that many patients have been told “nothing can be done” for tinnitus, there are ways it can be very effectively managed and significantly reduced. Patients who habituate can enjoy long periods of not noticing their tinnitus even when not using any sound therapy. This tool is intended to help you make the treatment decision that is right for you.


Decision Guide: Should I Use HaRT?

You may be seeking relief and wondering which option is right for you in addressing your ringing ears. This information is intended to help you understand more about your choices so you can make an informed decision.

Your options

  • Use HaRT - sound therapy within a comprehensive, guided, treatment program
  • Use a sound generating device alone (outside of a treatment program)
  • Alternative approaches

It is a good idea to be evaluated by an ENT doctor to rule out any potentially serious underlying condition before beginning HaRT. If you have recently experienced sudden hearing loss, dizziness, active ear drainage or infection, impacted wax, or extreme anxiety or stress, you should seek a medical evaluation.

Key points to remember

  • Habituation Retraining Therapy (HaRT) is based on current knowledge and best practices in tinnitus treatment. You might think about HaRT if your tinnitus is sufficiently frequent, loud, or bothersome that it interferes with your ability to work, sleep, or enjoy daily activities.
  • The goal of HaRT is habituation.
  • If you have already tried other treatments without success, they may have little to no bearing on whether the HaRT program will be successful.
  • Sound therapy involves use of a sound generating device. There are several different devices that can be used.
  • Sound therapy for tinnitus can be used by those with or without hearing loss.
  • Tinnitus can cause stress, and stress can contribute to tinnitus. Occasional temporary "flare ups" in your tinnitus during the course of treatment (for example when you are under more stress than usual) are normal.
  • Tinnitus is complex, involving both neural and perceptual components. Not every patient responds to treatment the same way, or in the same time frame. Improvement is often gradual and may not follow a direct linear path.

HaRT vs. a device alone

Risks and Benefits:

Please consider the following facts in care.

  • Educational Support: One main difference between HaRT and using a device alone (for example a generic hearing aid) is that the HaRT program includes significantly more expert education and counseling before, during, and after you begin using a sound therapy device.
  • Relationship with a Clinician: In the HaRT program, your progress is personally monitored by a clinician as you hit treatment milestones and move through a progression of stages toward habituation. Details such as when, how long, and at what volume to use a device are taught, along with concepts about how to listen to the sounds, what to expect, and what a normal treatment progression looks like. Questions or concerns are addressed immediately, if and when they arise. Your clinician will know you, your lifestyle needs, the environments you encounter most frequently, your clinical details and audiogram results, and other relevant characteristics that can influence your successful habituation.
  • Clinical Assessment: In the HaRT program, your clinician will ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the treatment before you start and will advise you to seek a medical evaluation prior to treatment if necessary. This can help to form a more complete picture of your clinical condition and to identify any other issues that may need to be addressed (e.g. hearing loss.)
  • Device Options/Recommendation: HaRT can be applied with several different specialized sound therapy devices. All are designed for tinnitus users. Individual purchase of a device alone may mean the device you select is not as technologically advanced or is not specifically intended for the treatment of tinnitus.
  • Short vs. Long Term Results: Use of a device alone may provide temporary relief while the device is being used but not during times when the device is removed/not used. HaRT may provide short term relief, and is also designed to provide long term relief including at times when the sound therapy device is not being used. This process can take several months.
  • Results: The vast majority of patients can experience habituation. Nevertheless, it is difficult to predict how your tinnitus will respond to any given treatment approach. Many people will not respond to the use of a device alone. Some people may not respond to Habituation and Retraining Therapy. We believe you can seek care and see for yourself with our expert guidance.

What is involved?

HaRT Device alone
Tinnitus assessment
Clinical evaluation
Pre-fitting counseling
Device fitting/customization
Thorough expert tinnitus education
Post-fitting counseling
Habituation guidance and care
Device adjustments as needed
Ongoing monitoring
Long-term tinnitus care and follow-up
Clinical evaluation
Device fitting/customization
Device adjustments as needed

Other Approaches:

If your tinnitus is only occasional or not very bothersome, practicing relaxation techniques, meditation, or mindfulness can help to manage those periods when you notice it. Reducing stress may help to prevent the common cycle of stress – tinnitus – stress. A soft, non-distracting sound around you when falling asleep (such as a fan) can be helpful since tinnitus is more noticeable in quiet environments. Pills, vitamins, and herbs have not been shown to be effective in relieving tinnitus.

Your feelings are an important part of your treatment decision. Use the following to think about what matters most to you.

My tinnitus does not affect my sleep. My tinnitus makes it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep.
My work is not affected by my tinnitus. I need relief from my tinnitus for my work.
I have no anxiety as a result of my tinnitus. My tinnitus causes me to feel anxious.
I do not feel depressed as a result of my tinnitus. My tinnitus makes me feel depressed.
My quality of life is not affected by my tinnitus. My tinnitus reduces my quality of life.
My tinnitus is not loud. My tinnitus is very loud.
A low cost solution is the most important thing for me in treating my tinnitus. Cost is not the most important thing in choosing a treatment.
I don't really believe anything will work. I believe sound therapy with HaRT may help me to feel better.
If my tinnitus won't completely disappear, treatment is not worth it. I believe it's worth treating my tinnitus even if it does not completely go away.
I don't know if I can commit to a full program, I'd rather just buy something and be done with it. I would be willing to spend several months working through the program with a clinician if it meant my tinnitus might get better.

Self-Assess: Which way are you leaning now?

If you are interested in initiating treatment through the HaRT program, call today 855-984-6648 (US), or 0800 077 6517 (UK)..

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When it comes to tinnitus relief, it is important that you understand your options, feel confident in your treatment decision, and are ready to be an active participant in your own healing. You should take the time you need to research the condition and treatments. And then – it’s time to take action. Earlier intervention has been shown to have better chance for success.

Our (HaRT) treatment program has been designed with the chronic tinnitus patient in mind, and our clinical expertise sets us apart in the world of tinnitus care. We work with every patient individually, and cover a multitude of treatment concepts including passive listening, windowing, hypermonitoring, and more.

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