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: December 2017

Could Earwax Be Causing Your Tinnitus?

Could Earwax Be Causing Your Tinnitus?Wax is an important natural secretion which is mainly found in the ear. Its main purpose is to protect the ear against dirt, dust and bacteria, helping to prevent infections. Wax is made up of skin cells, dust and oily secretions which come from the glands found in the ear canal. These secretions work to lubricate the ear canal, preventing it from becoming too dry. Wax composition can vary between individuals depending on factors such as age, diet, health, environment and more.

Dealing with Earwax Build-Up

A build-up of wax in the ear is a common occurrence, which could cause worry for some people. However, if you feel that you have too much wax in one or both ears but it is not causing you any obvious problems, then it is best left alone. Since the ear is a self-cleaning part of the body, any excess earwax should be cleaned away naturally without the need for you to intervene. If you notice wax on the outer ear, then wiping it with a clean flannel or sponge may be all that is necessary.

When Problems are Caused

Could Earwax Be Causing Your Tinnitus?In most cases, a build-up of earwax is nothing to worry about and will be quickly sorted out on its own. However, in some cases, excess wax in the ear can lead to problems, such as a loss of hearing, tinnitus, or even infections. Bear in mind that putting things into the ear to clean it, such as Q-tips, can actually increase the risk of infections so is best avoided. They can also strip the ear of its natural oils, leaving it feeling dry and itchy.

Tinnitus Caused by Earwax

If you are experiencing a lot of wax in one or both of your ears and this is also accompanied by a ringing or humming sound in your head or ears, then you may be suffering from tinnitus caused by a build-up of earwax. If this is the case, then the best thing to do is see your doctor as soon as possible so that they can determine if it has been caused by an underlying issue and recommend the best course of treatment for you to take. In most cases, earwax build-up can be easily drained away by a trained professional to provide relief.

Could Earwax Be Causing Your Tinnitus?Are you suffering from tinnitus brought on by too much earwax? Get in touch today to schedule your appointment for the best tinnitus treatment in NYC.

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

Flying with Tinnitus? Here’s How to Cope

If you suffer with tinnitus and have a trip planned in the near future, then you should be reassured that most people with tinnitus do not suffer an adverse effect on their condition when flying. In the unlikely situation that flying in an airplane does worsen your tinnitus, it’s most likely that these effects will be both minor and temporary. We’ve put together some top tips to help make flying more comfortable with tinnitus.

tinnitusTip #1. Avoid Using Earplugs:

Taking earplugs along on your flight can be a good idea if you’re hoping to sleep and drown out all the background noise. However, bear in mind that doing so could cause the tinnitus noises inside your ear to become louder and more pronounced.

Tip #2. Book Your Seat at the Front:

When booking your seat on the plane, try and get a seat that is as close to the front as possible, since this is the point that is furthest away from the engine and therefore quieter. Making sure that your seat is located anywhere in front of the wings will give you an advantage.

tinnitusTip #3. Chew Gum:

Many people who suffer from pressure in their ears when flying will chew gum or suck on a boiled sweet to help deal with this sensation. Chewing gum or enjoying a sweet will encourage you to swallow more often, therefore opening the Eustachian tube and allowing air to enter the middle ear during take-off and landing.

Tip #4. Use a Nasal Decongestant:

Even if you are not suffering from a cold or flu, consider taking along a nasal decongestant which will help keep your airways open for a better release of pressure.

Tip #5. Make Use of the Entertainment:

tinnitusIf there is in-flight entertainment provided, then you should make full use of this by focusing on the movie or music. This can be useful for helping you to concentrate on something else and take the focus away from your tinnitus. Along with that, entertainment may also be useful for helping you relax. Minimizing stress and worry as much as possible can help to alleviate the symptoms.

Tip #6. Stay Awake for Landing:

If you prefer to sleep during a flight, then make sure that you set an alarm to wake you up just before the plane is about to land. Since this is the part of the flight where your body has a harder time adjusting to the pressure changes, it’s important to be awake.
Get in touch with us today for helpful advice on dealing with tinnitus!

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

Monthly Archives: December 2017

Could Earwax Be Causing Your Tinnitus?

Could Earwax Be Causing Your Tinnitus?Wax is an important natural secretion which is mainly found in the ear. Its main purpose is to protect the ear against dirt, dust and bacteria, helping to prevent infections. Wax is made up of skin cells, dust and oily secretions which come from the glands found in the ear canal. These secretions work to lubricate the ear canal, preventing it from becoming too dry. Wax composition can vary between individuals depending on factors such as age, diet, health, environment and more.

Dealing with Earwax Build-Up

A build-up of wax in the ear is a common occurrence, which could cause worry for some people. However, if you feel that you have too much wax in one or both ears but it is not causing you any obvious problems, then it is best left alone. Since the ear is a self-cleaning part of the body, any excess earwax should be cleaned away naturally without the need for you to intervene. If you notice wax on the outer ear, then wiping it with a clean flannel or sponge may be all that is necessary.

When Problems are Caused

Could Earwax Be Causing Your Tinnitus?In most cases, a build-up of earwax is nothing to worry about and will be quickly sorted out on its own. However, in some cases, excess wax in the ear can lead to problems, such as a loss of hearing, tinnitus, or even infections. Bear in mind that putting things into the ear to clean it, such as Q-tips, can actually increase the risk of infections so is best avoided. They can also strip the ear of its natural oils, leaving it feeling dry and itchy.

Tinnitus Caused by Earwax

If you are experiencing a lot of wax in one or both of your ears and this is also accompanied by a ringing or humming sound in your head or ears, then you may be suffering from tinnitus caused by a build-up of earwax. If this is the case, then the best thing to do is see your doctor as soon as possible so that they can determine if it has been caused by an underlying issue and recommend the best course of treatment for you to take. In most cases, earwax build-up can be easily drained away by a trained professional to provide relief.

Could Earwax Be Causing Your Tinnitus?Are you suffering from tinnitus brought on by too much earwax? Get in touch today to schedule your appointment for the best tinnitus treatment in NYC.

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

Flying with Tinnitus? Here’s How to Cope

If you suffer with tinnitus and have a trip planned in the near future, then you should be reassured that most people with tinnitus do not suffer an adverse effect on their condition when flying. In the unlikely situation that flying in an airplane does worsen your tinnitus, it’s most likely that these effects will be both minor and temporary. We’ve put together some top tips to help make flying more comfortable with tinnitus.

tinnitusTip #1. Avoid Using Earplugs:

Taking earplugs along on your flight can be a good idea if you’re hoping to sleep and drown out all the background noise. However, bear in mind that doing so could cause the tinnitus noises inside your ear to become louder and more pronounced.

Tip #2. Book Your Seat at the Front:

When booking your seat on the plane, try and get a seat that is as close to the front as possible, since this is the point that is furthest away from the engine and therefore quieter. Making sure that your seat is located anywhere in front of the wings will give you an advantage.

tinnitusTip #3. Chew Gum:

Many people who suffer from pressure in their ears when flying will chew gum or suck on a boiled sweet to help deal with this sensation. Chewing gum or enjoying a sweet will encourage you to swallow more often, therefore opening the Eustachian tube and allowing air to enter the middle ear during take-off and landing.

Tip #4. Use a Nasal Decongestant:

Even if you are not suffering from a cold or flu, consider taking along a nasal decongestant which will help keep your airways open for a better release of pressure.

Tip #5. Make Use of the Entertainment:

tinnitusIf there is in-flight entertainment provided, then you should make full use of this by focusing on the movie or music. This can be useful for helping you to concentrate on something else and take the focus away from your tinnitus. Along with that, entertainment may also be useful for helping you relax. Minimizing stress and worry as much as possible can help to alleviate the symptoms.

Tip #6. Stay Awake for Landing:

If you prefer to sleep during a flight, then make sure that you set an alarm to wake you up just before the plane is about to land. Since this is the part of the flight where your body has a harder time adjusting to the pressure changes, it’s important to be awake.
Get in touch with us today for helpful advice on dealing with tinnitus!

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