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 …

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 …

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 …

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Tinnitus and Suicide: Shining Light into the Darkness

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From day one, my message has always been: “If you suffer from tinnitus, there’s hope.” It was never meant to be a platitude. I truly believe it with every fiber of my being. I’ve seen too many people find relief from debilitating, life-ruining levels of tinnitus to think otherwise. And I’ve endured my own trials and tribulations. I wasn’t always …

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 …