At Sound id.EARS, we have been using principles of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) for over a decade, to desensitize the auditory system. We use TRT to treat both hyperacusis and misophonia very successfully and there is often some measure of relief immediately noticeable although the treatment can take up to 12 months.
Treatment takes the form of controlled and customised sound enrichment throughout the day and night. As reactions to sound lessen, the individual gradually feels more comfortable and eventually neutral to previously adverse sounds.
We treat individuals with DST from as young as 4 years of age. There are no side effects to the treatment and all our patients are closely monitored. Approximately 90% of DST patients experience some relief from their sound sensitivities once embarking on our treatment program.