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.

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Top Tinnitus Treatment Introduction

Welcome to my blog!

My name is Stephen Geller Katz and I have and over the last 10 years I have developed a highly successful therapy for tinnitus which I have named Tinnitus Cognitive Retraining Therapy or TCRT.

Mission Statement

stephen-geller-katz-LCSW-RThis blog’s mission is to provide you with hope.  Maybe you have been told there is nothing you can do or that you just have to get used to it.

I am telling you right now that there is plenty you can do and you don’t have to just get used to it.

If you have found my site it was probably no accident.  You are definitely desperate to get some help for  this disturbing condition.  The good news is that there is hope.  My therapy has been successful in helping countless sufferers of tinnitus to lower the volume and intensity and as well as decrease the depression and anxiety that accompany and team up to actually feed the tinnitus.

Many people who come to me are desperate for hope and are even more stressed by the “doom and gloom” they encounter on the internet and from many of their doctors.  It’s this type of negative information that makes people feel helpless and even increases the tinnitus symptoms.

Case in point:

Peter N. reported that he had low level tinnitus for several years which did not seem to bother him.  When he mentioned that he had ringing in the ear to a friend the response was:  “You must have tinnitus.”  “What’s that?” Peter inquired.  “Look it up on the internet,” his well-intentioned friend advised.  You can probably see where this is going.  Our friend Peter went home that very night and spent several hours on the internet and after one sleepless night, he became so worked up and anxious that the tinnitus level hit the roof and his real problems with tinnitus began.  After working with me a short time Peter began to make steady progress.  Early on in treatment he made important connections between his emotions and the tinnitus level.   He then concluded:  “It was my mind that got me here and it is my mind that is getting me out.”

We can help improve your tinnitus symptoms.

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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Can Listening to Music on Your Headphones Cause Tinnitus?

Headphones and Tinnitus

Headphones are a pair of pieces of a sound system that worn inside the confined eardrum. But sometimes excessive use of headphones can lead to cause a hearing-loss issue. Frequently listening to loud music can even give you annoying tinnitus and cause permanent damage to your ear nerves. Use of headphones while sleeping is also affected you hearing ability due to high exposure to different frequencies.

About one-third of the population of America is suffering from tinnitus as they are habitual of listening to the music through headphones. Many cases of tinnitus have been reported due to the overexposure to loud noise. The confined sound emission system of headphones can also cause irreversible damage which is often called as sensorineural.

Effect Of Headphones

Many ear infection and hearing loss problem has arisen worldwide during the past few years due to the uncontrollable use of headphones. The high-intensity features of headphones can also trigger acoustic trauma which can cause ringing in the ear and other health effects such as cardiovascular illness, sleeplessness, and reduced cognitive function.

Listening to loud music on continuous and intermitted basis can lead to ultimate tinnitus because hearing disability is the topmost cause of tinnitus. Headphones are not itself is the cause of tinnitus but comes in the list of causes. Moreover, ear buds also play the same role as headphone does.

If you have existing tinnitus symptoms, don’t ruin your eardrum more by listening to music because your central auditory filtrating system is not working in this condition. Persist high volume noise can permanently harm tympanic membrane of your ear.

But listening without the headphones will not cause serious harm to your hearing nerve, in fact, it helps you to conceal the annoying tinnitus ringing. That’s why many tinnitus treatment therapies have music aid in the list because it gives you pleasing and relaxing effect. Earmuffs, nature sound and other ambient sound is also effective in reducing the symptoms of tinnitus.

Some of the excellent headphones are available in stores which have controlled volume system, low bass and other excellent features which will not render your enjoyable activities such as rock concert and parties.

Involving healthy practices in life before it’s late to control tinnitus. Hearing aids and safe standard of listening music will also help to combat the effects.

Bottom Line

tinnitus treatmentIf you are not a regular user of headphones or rarely listen to songs on it, you are still not safe from tinnitus. I must say that you are still vulnerable to it because many auditory systems and speakers are ringing in your surroundings that can also put you in the line of susceptibility. But you can keep yourself safe from these dangerous effects of noise by wearing personal protective equipment. If you are a musician or singer, try not to expose yourself to noise, as it can permanently hider your professional abilities.

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Busting the Common Myths about Tinnitus

Millions of people out there affected by the annoying tinnitus and develop anxiety and stress issues. Unfortunately, they have failed to discover the idea of treating tinnitus because of misconceptions. There are varies friction stories that restrict them from availing effective preventive measures.

Myth: Tinnitus Cannot Cure

It’s a fact that tinnitus is not a disease but its ringing can impact your overall quality of life. It can also highlight your unexpressed medical conditions. There are a lot of diseases, such as vascular disease; neurological damage including loud noise that can trigger tinnitus. Some drugs can also lead to cause tinnitus. But there is no evidence of its incurability.

Myth: Altered Diet Plan

Well, it’s true that certain food products such as caffeine, sodium, and alcohol can worsen tinnitus, but these are not the basic cause of tinnitus. As everyone knows healthy eating practices and exercise help to deal with many cases of medical complication but these particular habits will not help you alone in tinnitus. Although it can lessen your risk of susceptibility, it won’t cure tinnitus.

Myth: Tinnitus Cause Hear-Loss Issue

It’s not wrong to say that tinnitus can occur in those have hearing impairment issue, but it can also cause by long-term exposure to a noisy environment such as industries and concerts. It is also possible that it can provoke by certain medicines. But it is inappropriate to say that it can occur in those who have a hearing disability. In fact, if you do not experience any hearing issue before in your life it does not mean that you are not vulnerable to tinnitus.

Myth: Tinnitus Cause Deafness

If you have developed tinnitus that does not mean you have to live with deafness. It’s wrong to say that tinnitus cause hearing loss. Many hearing aids are available for you to deal with tinnitus. The ear muffles and plugs can manage the negative effect of tinnitus on your ear.

Myth: Tinnitus Cause By Listening To Loud Music

People often develop the symptoms of tinnitus by frequently listening to loud music. It can occur at any stage of life. Regardless oandf nutrition, people can get tinnitus. There is no market cause of tinnitus. In short limiting, the use of the sound system will not keep you away from annoying tinnitus.

Myth: Tinnitus Cannot Be Treated

There are no such things that cannot lessen your tinnitus. Many researchers have been going on for aiding tinnitus. Different types of tinnitus impact differently on your hearing ability. Seeing an audiologist will help you to manage the risen symptoms of tinnitus.

Bottom Line

If you feel any ringing in your ear, just see an audiologist. But if they are not able to identify the symptoms of tinnitus or if any positive diagnostic results appear in the report that does not mean you are not suffering from tinnitus. Get proper treatment therapy to find relief from tinnitus.

 

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Tinnitus Cognitive Center

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


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