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 …

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 …

Tinnitus and Meditation: A Practical Guide to Find Relief

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Meditation is the answer to tinnitus. It’s a bold claim, I know. But stay with me for a moment, because if you suffer from tinnitus, meditation can change your life. It changed mine, and I’ve seen it change the lives of countless other tinnitus patients. I’ve watched people tortured by debilitating tinnitus transform back into their old, productive, happy selves. …

How to Help a Loved One Struggling with Tinnitus

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It’s never easy to watch a loved one suffer from a debilitating illness like tinnitus. The feeling of powerlessness in the face of so desperately wanting to help…it’s devastating. At it’s worst, ringing in the ears can feel like torture, raining stress and anxiety on the affected while destroying quality of life. It’s hard to watch someone you care about …