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hi dr. rick:
well, she went to a psychologist who prescribed something to relax her, as you can imagine she is stressed out.
other than that, no medication.
Hi Dr. Rick:
The issue is complicated because of her desperation, and the uneven quality of medical treatment in China (some excellent, some not).
Her major concern is the quality of pink noise CDs and audio files. There is some buzz on the internet about the varying quality of pink noise CDs, and how Pink noise treatment can actually do more harm than good.
It is true that pink noise can make certain hyperacusic and phonophobic patients considerably worse. This can occur when patients use poorly made pink noise -- which can be found all over the Internet -- or when they use pink noise incorrectly. However, to quote again from the above, "the use of wide band noise applied to the ear by wearable sound generators can help in the treatment of abnormal hypersensitivity of hearing. This is particularly true in hyperacusis ..."