A FREE Tool to Help You Build Healthy Habits that Improve Tinnitus

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Living with Tinnitus isn’t easy. And it’s not just the sound. The lack of understanding, confusion, and misinformation is enough to make you miserable all on its own. Even just trying to figure out what causes your tinnitus to spike can be completely overwhelming. Tinnitus is a complicated health problem with no cure, not nearly enough awareness, and even fewer effective …

Coping with Tinnitus Using Hearing Aids (Guest Post)

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I recently had the chance to connect with a talented writer named Alex Pop at SayWhat Hearing (a wonderful organization dedicated to helping patients with hearing loss). Alex specializes in psychology, advertising, and hearing solution technologies, and focuses on educating readers on the beneficent power of hearing technology. If you have tinnitus, it may make sense to invest in a pair of …

How to Stop Obsessing, Focusing On and Ruminating Over Tinnitus

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Have you ever noticed that when you’re in pain, you feel compelled to keep messing with your injury to see how much it hurts? For some reason, we tend to focus on pain with an intensity rarely seen elsewhere in our lives. And it’s not just physical pain. We do this with health problems, like tinnitus, too. In fact, one …

Tinnitus Habituation: Why Spikes and Setbacks are Part of the Process

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I talk a lot about habituation because I believe that it’s our best hope to find lasting relief from tinnitus. It’s not a cure, but it’s entirely possible to get to this place where it stops bothering us, a place where your brain can tune it out like it does all other meaningless background noise. I’ve also talked a lot …

The Fear Problem: How Doctors and Google Make Tinnitus Worse

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Dr. Google is an utterly terrifying practitioner of diagnostic medicine. Got a headache? You must be dehydrated, or maybe you have a brain tumor. Stomach ache? Could be indigestion or the stomach flu. Or maybe you have an intestinal parasite. Maybe it’s one of the dozen other horrible things that turned up in your search results. Ebola. That’s it for …

Tinnitus: How Long Does it Take to Habituate?

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One question I hear a lot is, “How long does it take to habituate?” Everyone I’ve ever worked with on an individual basis asks something along these lines. It’s an important question, and unfortunately, the answer varies wildly from person to person, depending on several factors: How loud the tinnitus seems How bothersome/intrusive it is Level of emotional suffering, stress, and anxiety Possible underlying medical …

Tinnitus: What Can I Do About it? (VEDA Webinar Replay)

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I recently had the honor of co-hosting a webinar about tinnitus for the Vestibular Disorder’s Association (VEDA) with audiologist Barbara Grossman. It took place during VEDA’s annual Balance Awareness Week for 2017. We explored the mechanisms behind tinnitus, how it is diagnosed and treated, and how I personally learned to cope with this debilitating condition. Enjoy! Additional Links and Information: The Vestibular …

Tinnitus Spikes and Habituation: A Long-Term Strategy for Lasting Relief

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Last night, I experienced one of the loudest tinnitus spikes I’ve had in a very long time. And today, now that I’m feeling better, I want to talk to you a little bit more about habituation, what it’s like to have a tinnitus spike after you’ve habituated, and how you can cope more effectively over the long-term. But first,  let’s …

Can CBD Help Tinnitus Sufferers Find Relief?

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DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR or a medical professional. Always speak with your doctor before trying any new drug, supplement, or treatment. (Full disclaimer) If you follow any of the tinnitus message boards or Facebook groups, you’ve probably seen people mention a supplement called Cannabidiol (or CBD for short). For a while now, CBD has been on my radar. And …