Tinnitus, Mindset, and Learned Helplessness

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I recently came across an interesting psychological concept that explains a lot about the mindset of a person living with a health condition like tinnitus. It goes like this: When a person or an animal is repeatedly subjected to a terrible situation that they think they can’t escape or control, they eventually stop trying, even if escape suddenly becomes possible. This …

Why Your Tinnitus is Not too Loud to Habituate and Find Relief

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When I talk about tinnitus and habituation and finding relief, people often say to me, “No. My tinnitus is too loud to habituate. I could never ignore it when it’s this loud.” And I get it. I completely understand, because I’ve been there myself. But that response is based a set of assumptions that don’t quite grasp the bigger picture. …

Message of Hope for Tinnitus Sufferers (HLAA WEBINAR REPLAY)

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On April 19th, I hosted a free webinar presentation about tinnitus for the Hearing Loss Association of America. For those of you who missed it live, this is the official replay video posted on the HLAA’s youtube channel. (It’s a great channel so make sure you click here to subscribe!) You can watch many other webinar videos, as well as a replay of …

The Real Problem with Tinnitus Part 2: Finding Relief (VIDEO)

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In part one of this series, I talked a little bit about tinnitus, and how the only question that really matters is: “Does it bother you?” I argued that the noise itself isn’t even really the problem you should be focusing on because you can’t control the noise. The real problem is our reaction to the sound. Our brains are fully …

The Real Problem with Tinnitus Part 1: Impossible to Ignore (VIDEO)

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As I get ready to launch my new book, I wanted to take a deeper dive into the problem of tinnitus. **UPDATE: My new book – Rewiring Tinnitus How I Finally Found Relief From the Ringing in My Ears – is available now!** On the surface, it seems pretty straight forward – tinnitus is the perception of noise when there is no actual …

How I Found Relief from Tinnitus (Video)

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Several years back, I stumbled onto a simple exercise that completely rewired my emotional and physiological response to the sound of my Tinnitus. Within a few short weeks, my Tinnitus stopped bothering me entirely. I created this video to talk about the various strategies people use to habituate to the sound of their Tinnitus, and also to share the unique …