Tinnitus, Powerlessness, and PTSD: Framing Tinnitus as an Acute Stress Disorder

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If you ask a hundred tinnitus sufferers to explain how the ringing in their ears affects their quality of life, you will get a hundred different answers, but you could easily conclude that the root of the problem – emotionally speaking – is anxiety. The sound of loud tinnitus can cause a very intense fight-or-flight stress response that never fully …

TABS: A New Tinnitus Coping and Habituation Technique

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Today, I am excited to finally share a powerful new tinnitus coping and habituation technique that I have been developing for the last 4 months. I call it the TABS technique, which is short for Tinnitus Awareness Body Scan. It’s a coping exercise that combines a breathing technique with brief moments of focused tinnitus awareness, a progressive muscle relaxation routine, …

Tinnitus Challenges, Obstacles & Hope (Outring Tinnitus Podcast Interview)

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(Click here to listen in Apple Podcasts – Click here to listen in Sound Cloud – Click here to listen in Spotify) I recently had the opportunity to record a podcast conversation with Frieder Kühne, a fellow tinnitus coach who resides in Germany, founder of Outring Tinnitus, and host of the Outring Tinnitus podcast. We had a great discussion about …

Tinnitus Hope: Relief is Possible (VEDA Interview)

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Recently, I had the opportunity to be interviewed live about tinnitus on the Vestibular Disorders Association’s Facebook page as part of their popular Video Education Series! In this wide wide ranging conversation with hosts Dr. Kathleen Stross, DPT, MS, CHC and Dr. Danielle Tolman, DPT, we discussed my personal journey and struggles with tinnitus and Meniere’s disease, and what I’ve …

Tinnitus Reframing: A Simple Way to Stop Negative Thoughts

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Negative thoughts and emotions are a big challenge for many tinnitus sufferers. Part the problem is that we are predisposed to think negatively about tinnitus for the simple reason that the only times we are actually thinking about it is when it’s bothering us. When you’re coping well or distracted from the sound by whatever it is you happen to …

Acceptance is Not the Answer to Tinnitus

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Acceptance is the emotional outcome of habituation. When I talk to tinnitus sufferers, people often tell me, “If I could just accept my tinnitus, it wouldn’t be so bad.” I know exactly what they’re trying to say, but it’s not helpful to think about tinnitus in those terms, because severe tinnitus isn’t something you can just magically accept. To be …

Preventative Coping: A Strategy to Prevent Tinnitus Spikes

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I talk a lot about habituation because I believe it’s our best option for achieving long term relief from tinnitus. But the habituation process takes time, regardless of how you approach it. And it’s important to have effective coping tools and coping strategies to improve quality of life in the short term. So today, I wanted to talk about a …

CBDistillery Full Spectrum CBD Oil Review for Tinnitus

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(DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR or a medical health professional. Always speak with your doctor before trying any new drug, supplement, or treatment.) If you’re a member of any of the Tinnitus Facebook groups, you’ve probably noticed an increase in the number of people talking about CBD products. If not, allow me to give you brief introduction: CBD (short …

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 …