We do a fair amount of work with people with Tinnitus here at ChangeWorks. As a person with Tinnitus myself, I understand what it’s like and I also understand what changes in Tinnitus can be expected and how that ranges and differs from person to person.
I am also listed as a resource by the American Tinnitus Association.
My own Tinnitus? I don’t really have a date that it started or really a cause. I’m married to a drummer and while I’m not usually right next to the loud instruments, there have been a lot of shows and loud music in my life. I also have really small ear canals, a hereditary feature I got from my Dad. Connected?
I’ve worked with people who’ve received complete elimination of their Tinnitus, and with those who, while not eliminating the Tinnitus, have learned to lesson the volume and change the pitch, and most importantly feel in control.
Below is an abstract of a study on the efficacy of self hypnosis for Tinnitus, which is a large part of the work we do here. You can follow the link if you want to read the entire study.
Comparison between Self-Hypnosis, Masking and Attentiveness for Alleviation of Chronic Tinnitus
Results: Self-hypnosis significantly reduced the tinnitus severity; attentiveness to patient’s complaints partially relieved the tinnitus; masking (using something that produces sounds that “mask,” or cover up, the tinnitus) did not have any significant effect.
Notes: The efficacy of self-hypnosis (SH), masking (MA) and attentiveness to the patient’s complaints (AT) in the alleviation of tinnitus was evaluated. Forty-five male patients close in age with chronic tinnitus related to acoustic trauma were assigned to three matched subgroups: SH, AT or MA. The therapeutic stimuli in the SH and MA sessions, recorded on audiocassettes, were given to the patients for use when needed.
International Journal of Audiology, 1993, Vol. 32, No. 3, pages 205-212
By: Joseph Attias, Zecharya Shemesh, Haim Sohmer, Shlomit Gold, Chaya Shoham and David Faraggi, Institute for Noise Hazards Research and Evoked Potentials Laboratory, IDF, Department of Psychiatry, Chaim-Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Department of Physiology, Hebrew University – Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Department of Statistics, Haifa University, Israel Correspondence to Joseph Attias, Institute for Noise Hazards Research and Evoked Potentials Laboratory TDF Chaim-Sheba Medical Center Tel Aviv, 52621 Israel
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