Tinnitus, Meniere’s Disease, Parenthood, and Cancer: Living with Uncertainty

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**A slightly modified version of this article originally appeared on my other website – MindOverMenieres.com** Parenting a newborn baby is hard. Parenting with tinnitus and Meniere’s disease is a lot harder. As some of you know, my wife Megan gave birth to our first child, Zack, on August 12th at 3:05 pm. After a difficult 40+ hour labor, our little …

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 …

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: 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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …