Tinnitus is a annoying buzzing, whooshing, rushing or ringing sound in the ear. In can be in either, both ears or inside the head. Sufferers can have trouble sleeping or concentrating.
This constant or reoccurring sound can cause the sufferer severe stress and anxiety.
There is no known cure.
Hypnotherapy can help with Tinnitus as it works on an unconscious level to help the brain readjust. The sounds will still be present but hypnosis has trained the brain to not notice.
This enables the sufferer to feel much calmer and live a normal life.
What causes Tinnitus?
It is not certain what causes Tinnitus, many cases are associated with hearing loss.
This could be caused by damage to middle or inner ear from…
- Prolonged exposure to loud noise
- Age progression.
The more the sufferer pays attention to the sounds, the louder they seem. This causes more stress and anxiety and so the cycle begins again.
Learning to relax will help the sufferer take back some control in their life.
*Seek Medical advice first if you have symptoms of Tinnitus, as it could be an underlying health issue
On a Personal Note:
As a Tinnitus sufferer myself, I did not appreciate the sound of silence until it was no longer there. Those first few months were unbearable, causing me great distress. I did not want to accept that I had Tinnitus and I never thought that I would be able to cope with the constant sound in my ears. I grieved the loss of silence and could not imagine the rest of my life with the high pitch tone.
I looked into everything that I thought would cure it, some so obscure I would be embarrassed to disclose. I listened to music and podcasts through massive headphones and at other times played background noise to distract me. I could not believe that there was no cure…
When I stopped fighting it, I started to accept it.
I personally used Hypnosis daily for a period of time to retrain my brain to diminish the sound.
As I write this I can hear the sound but only because I have concentrated on it. Most of the time I forget I have it.
So, Yes, I can cope with it!