Tinnitus is a hearing condition characterised by a sensation of a sound in the head or ear which is not produced by an external source. The type of sound varies, but can be a high pitched whistling, buzzing, ringing or hissing, or a more complex sound like the roar of the ocean. The sounds can be continuous or intermittent, and vary in volume. The UK health services provider BUPA estimates that one in five people experience some degree of tinnitus occasionally, while one in 200 people suffer from it so severely that it affects their everyday life.
Tinnitus can have a wide range of causes; it has been associated with hearing loss, and also exposure to loud noise at work, for example DJs or people in the constructing industry. Tinnitus has also been associated with various other ear disorders, high blood pressure, anaemia and head injury to name but a few. The potential causes of tinnitus are so wide ranging that it is essential that if you have concerns about tinnitus, you see your doctor in the first instance. He or she will be able to diagnose the problem and recommend further investigation and treatment as appropriate.
The short answer to this is no! However, studies have been done which show that over the long term, a well designed hypnotherapy program has a 69% success rate of reducing tinnitus noise. The key points to note here are 'long term' and 'well designed'. One session of hypnotherapy is not going to cure tinnitus - it is a long term solution, to be used possibly in conjunction with other therapies. In addition, you will need a hypnotherapist who has experience of using hypnosis in conjunction with tinnitus, and this might not be your local hypnotherapist.
Tinnitus is almost always made worse by stress, and it has been demonstrated that a sufferer's psychological attitude can be crucial in coping with and reducing the condition. A positive, confident approach can help to make tinnitus more manageable, and a hypnotherapist can help you with this. Hypnotherapy can also promote relaxation and a sense of wellbeing, which again can help to relieve tinnitus and the distress it causes. Concentrating on other things in an effort to ignore the tinnitus noise can improve quality of life, and hypnosis can help you to focus on and visualise such distractions.
If you are interested in exploring hypnosis to help with tinnitus, contact one of the Professional Associations mentioned in this website, who can point you towards someone experienced in using hypnosis to treat tinnitus. You may also like to try this tinnitus hypnosis treatment download.
http://www.kevinhogan.com/FAQ.htm - FAQs about tinnitus from motivational speaker Kevin Hogan, a former tinnitus sufferer. Find out about tinnitus and its causes, and how hypnosis can help.
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