Are you Suffering from any of these symptoms as a result of Tinnitus? Free 15 Min Consultation.

    Mild to severe anxiety
    Insomnia
    Triggered fight or flight

  Depression
  Negative thinking
  Crying spells

  Hopelessness
  Suicidal thoughts
  Ringing in the ears

    Do you feel your family and friends don’t understand?
    Are you growing more isolated?
    Do you feel like life will never be the same?
    Are you refraining from activities that you enjoy?
    Are you fearful of losing your job?
    Do you find that your thoughts tend to be negative?

If you answered yes to 3 or more of these questions or symptoms, then we can help.
You may be a candidate for Tinnitus Cognitive Retraining Therapy, or TCRT.  Stephen Geller Katz, LCSW-R, with over 20 years of clinical experience, a New York University graduate, developed Tinnitus Cognitive Retraining Therapy and founded Tinnitus Cognitive Center in response to the growing number of Tinnitus sufferers coming to his private practice. He discovered that by helping people to retrain and reinterpret the thoughts around their Tinnitus, anxiety and depression symptoms began to improve. But even more important so did the Tinnitus.

Call us at (646) 213-2321 for a FREE consultation.


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Monthly Archives: February 2017

How Can Masking Devices Help with Tinnitus?

How Can Masking Devices Help with TinnitusAnyone suffering from debilitating or chronic tinnitus knows that the condition can be one of the hardest to overcome on a day to day basis. You may feel uncomfortable with everything you do. Tinnitus isn’t just an annoyance for some people. It can get in the way of many day to day activities. That’s when you may seek out treatment or a solution to the discomfort you have. When you work with our LCSW-R in New York City, you’ll learn a great deal more about your specific condition and what treatment options may work for you. One of the options that may help you is sound therapy, including masking devices.

What Is Sound Therapy?

Sound therapy is a term used to describe the use of sound in some way to improve tinnitus. This is done with the use of a device or within a clinical setting. In short, we’ll use external noise to alter your perception of or your reaction to tinnitus, or ringing in the ear. This does not cure your condition, but it may help to reduce just how much tinnitus is impacting your day to day life. And, for many, this is one of the most important steps in overcoming your limitations today.

What Is Masking Device Therapy?

How Can Masking Devices Help with TinnitusOne of the options or types of sound therapy available is masking. In short, masking exposes you to external noise that is at just the right loudness to partially or even completely cover up the tinnitus you experience. This is often done using white noise, pink noise, nature sounds, or other types of subtle sounds. The noise itself comes from the use of sound machines. With these, it is possible to see a temporary break from tinnitus.

Could this option work for you? Most of the time, masking devices are most effective during or immediately after active use. That means they do not last very long in terms of results. However, they do provide relief for many patients. It is for this reason that they are often used as one of the first treatment options for tinnitus in many men and women.

How Can Masking Devices Help with TinnitusIf you are experiencing a ringing in the ears that’s significant and it is causing difficulties in your daily life, reach out to our LCSW-R in New York City to learn more about your treatment options as well as the condition itself.

 

Call today for a free 15min phone consultation 646-213-2321

Which Medications Can Treat Tinnitus?

Which Medications Can Treat TinnitusWhenever possible, your doctors will recommend the use of noninvasive and non-medication solutions for your tinnitus. Why is that? Medications have side effects that can cause additional problems. More so, since tinnitus is generally a benign condition that does not usually have a concerning cause, many doctors don’t want to treat it using more aggressive methods, like the use of medications, unless it is necessary.

 

If you are suffering from tinnitus and you need help, your first step should be to contact our LCSW-R in New York City for more information and treatment options.

When Medications May Help

It is true that some medications can cause tinnitus. If that is the case with you (such as, you may have recently started experiencing tinnitus after starting to take a medication) your doctor will work with you to determine if another medication may be a better fit. However, in some cases, your doctor may recommend the use of medications to help you with tinnitus even if it is not brought on by themWhich Medications Can Treat Tinnitus.

Medications are not cures for tinnitus. In some people, they can help to reduce just how severe it is, though, and may help to reduce any complications you have from tinnitus. Some of those medications include the following:

    • Alprazolam: This medication, often sold as Niravam or Xanax, is a tool that can help to reduce tinnitus symptoms. There are side effects including drowsiness and nausea. In addition, this medication can be habit-forming, making it used less often than others.
    • Tricyclic Antidepressants: This medication, such as nortriptyline and amitriptyline, can often be a first line of defense when giving patients medications for tinnitus. These medications have limited success, but they are often only used for severe causes. They have side effects including dry mouth, constipation, heart-related risks, and blurred vision, making them high risk to some people.

Which Medications Can Treat TinnitusShould you use medications to treat tinnitus? The answer to that depends on many factors. One of those factors is whether you’ve exhausted other types of treatment options that may work for you. When you come in to see your LCSW-R in New York City, we will talk about all of your options and offer the recommendation that is going to give you the best possible outcome with the fewest number of potential side effects or risks. Contact our offices to learn more about your options and treatments.

Call today for a free 15min phone consultation 646-213-2321

Monthly Archives: February 2017

How Can Masking Devices Help with Tinnitus?

How Can Masking Devices Help with TinnitusAnyone suffering from debilitating or chronic tinnitus knows that the condition can be one of the hardest to overcome on a day to day basis. You may feel uncomfortable with everything you do. Tinnitus isn’t just an annoyance for some people. It can get in the way of many day to day activities. That’s when you may seek out treatment or a solution to the discomfort you have. When you work with our LCSW-R in New York City, you’ll learn a great deal more about your specific condition and what treatment options may work for you. One of the options that may help you is sound therapy, including masking devices.

What Is Sound Therapy?

Sound therapy is a term used to describe the use of sound in some way to improve tinnitus. This is done with the use of a device or within a clinical setting. In short, we’ll use external noise to alter your perception of or your reaction to tinnitus, or ringing in the ear. This does not cure your condition, but it may help to reduce just how much tinnitus is impacting your day to day life. And, for many, this is one of the most important steps in overcoming your limitations today.

What Is Masking Device Therapy?

How Can Masking Devices Help with TinnitusOne of the options or types of sound therapy available is masking. In short, masking exposes you to external noise that is at just the right loudness to partially or even completely cover up the tinnitus you experience. This is often done using white noise, pink noise, nature sounds, or other types of subtle sounds. The noise itself comes from the use of sound machines. With these, it is possible to see a temporary break from tinnitus.

Could this option work for you? Most of the time, masking devices are most effective during or immediately after active use. That means they do not last very long in terms of results. However, they do provide relief for many patients. It is for this reason that they are often used as one of the first treatment options for tinnitus in many men and women.

How Can Masking Devices Help with TinnitusIf you are experiencing a ringing in the ears that’s significant and it is causing difficulties in your daily life, reach out to our LCSW-R in New York City to learn more about your treatment options as well as the condition itself.

 

Call today for a free 15min phone consultation 646-213-2321

Which Medications Can Treat Tinnitus?

Which Medications Can Treat TinnitusWhenever possible, your doctors will recommend the use of noninvasive and non-medication solutions for your tinnitus. Why is that? Medications have side effects that can cause additional problems. More so, since tinnitus is generally a benign condition that does not usually have a concerning cause, many doctors don’t want to treat it using more aggressive methods, like the use of medications, unless it is necessary.

 

If you are suffering from tinnitus and you need help, your first step should be to contact our LCSW-R in New York City for more information and treatment options.

When Medications May Help

It is true that some medications can cause tinnitus. If that is the case with you (such as, you may have recently started experiencing tinnitus after starting to take a medication) your doctor will work with you to determine if another medication may be a better fit. However, in some cases, your doctor may recommend the use of medications to help you with tinnitus even if it is not brought on by themWhich Medications Can Treat Tinnitus.

Medications are not cures for tinnitus. In some people, they can help to reduce just how severe it is, though, and may help to reduce any complications you have from tinnitus. Some of those medications include the following:

    • Alprazolam: This medication, often sold as Niravam or Xanax, is a tool that can help to reduce tinnitus symptoms. There are side effects including drowsiness and nausea. In addition, this medication can be habit-forming, making it used less often than others.
    • Tricyclic Antidepressants: This medication, such as nortriptyline and amitriptyline, can often be a first line of defense when giving patients medications for tinnitus. These medications have limited success, but they are often only used for severe causes. They have side effects including dry mouth, constipation, heart-related risks, and blurred vision, making them high risk to some people.

Which Medications Can Treat TinnitusShould you use medications to treat tinnitus? The answer to that depends on many factors. One of those factors is whether you’ve exhausted other types of treatment options that may work for you. When you come in to see your LCSW-R in New York City, we will talk about all of your options and offer the recommendation that is going to give you the best possible outcome with the fewest number of potential side effects or risks. Contact our offices to learn more about your options and treatments.

Call today for a free 15min phone consultation 646-213-2321

Tinnitus Cognitive Center

Stephen Geller Katz, LCSW-R
19 West 34th Street
Penthouse Floor
New York, NY 10001


Call today for a consultation
646-213-2321