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    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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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Meditation for Tinnitus NYC

Does Meditation for Tinnitus Work?

does-meditation-for-tinnitus-work-01Meditation and yoga have been proven to lessen the symptoms of tinnitus. Tinnitus is an affliction that causes ringing, clinking, whistling, pulsing, and humming in one’s ears. It Can be a great distraction to those that are not used to the noise. The best way to deal with these noises is to practice radical acceptance. Yoga and meditation can help you to reach this point of peace. Make peace with this affliction and you will be able to deal with anything life throws at you.

It has been observed that during meditation sessions, some patients reported that the ringing in their ears would subside. Or they have found that they can handle it much better after embracing its existence and meditating instead of working hard to distract themselves from it. By sitting down with correct posture and taking deep calming breaths you can begin to conquer tinnitus. Take deep breaths and let the silence of the room soothe your mind. The more you do this the less you will notice the ringing in your ears.

meditation-for-tinnitus-02Even if the ringing persists, embrace it fully. Know that you are okay. Enjoy the moment and just be in the now. It may be annoying at first but from personal experience, I know that you can overcome this affliction with patience and peace of mind.

The key is to keep up this routine. Do not let negative thoughts make you reject meditation altogether. Meditation will help you to take control of everything in your life and help you to accept every part of yourself.

Go to a quiet room of your house and empty your mind of everything. The last thing you need is to stress about work or your boss because it has been proven that stress increases the ringing in your ears. It makes things worse and will do nothing but work against you. Just clear your mind and focus on your breathing and posture.

meditation-for-tinnitus-brain-calm-sounds-03

Slowly visualize things that improve your mood. This could be flowers or meadows. Some patients even enjoy visualizing rain splashing down upon the water. There are videos and CDs dedicated to emulating rainfall These are wonderful tools to use to calm your mind and get you into a mindset of peace and quiet. There are many CDs out there that contain the sounds of ocean waves splashing upon the shore.

Turn these CDs on and imagine yourself sitting on the beach and let out calm breaths. As you exhale imagine all your troubles leaving your body. Imagine your tinnitus symptoms disappearing into the waves. Calming your mind is essential.

Add meditation to your schedule. One is never too busy to meditate. Meditation is beneficial especially when you feel like your tinnitus is overwhelming to you. You can conquer this like anything else.

If you need any help with managing your symptoms you can contact us. We can help you on your way to improving your life and mindset. Conquering tinnitus comes from within and it all starts with your mindset. Instead of being a victim you can be a victor. Contact us today for guidance.

Signs and Symptoms of Tinnitus by NYC Tinnitus Expert

Symptoms of Tinnitus

There are many symptoms of tinnitus. From ringing to clinking to roaring, buzzing, and hissing. Tinnitus can take many different forms or take all at once. It can be very distressing if you do not know that tinnitus is. The main symptoms used to diagnose tinnitus include:

  • Ringing
  • Buzzing
  • Clicking
  • Hissing
  • Whistling
  • Pulsatile tinnitus

hyperacusis-tinnitus-symptoms-treatment-specialist-nyc-02

The noises may be continuous or could occur every now and then. All of these could have underlining causes, so it is best to contact a doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms. Symptoms such as fainting could be caused by a disease that needs to be diagnosed as soon as possible.

Some people find that in time their symptoms go away and with others, it stays. If your tinnitus has yet to go away and you have been living with it for years I suggest you check out our article titled ‘’Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus’’ In that article, we talk about how much CBT can improve your life and help you to have a more positive outlook when dealing with
tinnitus.

Clicking

Clicking is a very common symptom of tinnitus. The clicking comes from swallowing. When we swallow, yawn, or blow our noses, the Eustachian tube opens and allows air to pass from the middle of your ear to the back of your nose. This symptom is very similar to pulsatile tinnitus because it is a result of damage to the nerves in your ear. Because of that you can hear things in your body that most people can’t. In pulsatile tinnitus you can hear your heartbeat but the clicking in the ear is you hearing you eustachian tubes opening with each swallow. It can be alarming and annoying but can be treated by a doctor.

Hyperacusis

tinnitus-sounds-symptoms-signs-info-03Hyperacusis is a fancy word for saying that the patient is very sensitive to sounds. Even if the sound is at a normal or low volume it may be distressing to someone that is struggling with tinnitus. It is because the brain is working overtime to compensate for the damaged nerves in your ear. So, do not fret if the tv is at a normal volume and yet it feels as if your eardrums could split at any moment. This is a normal reaction to tinnitus. It is distressing but can be helped by visiting a doctor. Hyperacusis is often the result of prolonged exposure to loud noises. This issue is most commonly viewed amongst musicians and people who work with machines or contruction.

Pulsatile tinnitus

symptoms-of-tinnitus-01

Pulsatile tinnitus is different from regular tinnitus in that you may hear rhythmical noises that beat in time with your pulse. This problem is often caused by blood flow changes in the vessels near the ear, or to a specific condition such as a perforated eardrum or atherosclerosis.

Pulsatile tinnitus tends to come and go and rarely stays the whole time. The pulsing is your heartbeat. Every time your heart thumps your ears thump with it. It can be very alarming but just know that often it will fade away. I have observed that this tends to happen after the patient has been exposed to loud noises for a long period of time and the ears are overwhelmed. It is a sign that the vessels near the ear have been damaged or irritated recently.

These symptoms are signs that you must go see a doctor as soon as possible. For help with these symptoms contact us today to schedule an appointment to treat your tinnitus. We can help you on your way to improving your life and mindset.

Monthly Archives: July 2018

Meditation for Tinnitus NYC

Does Meditation for Tinnitus Work?

does-meditation-for-tinnitus-work-01Meditation and yoga have been proven to lessen the symptoms of tinnitus. Tinnitus is an affliction that causes ringing, clinking, whistling, pulsing, and humming in one’s ears. It Can be a great distraction to those that are not used to the noise. The best way to deal with these noises is to practice radical acceptance. Yoga and meditation can help you to reach this point of peace. Make peace with this affliction and you will be able to deal with anything life throws at you.

It has been observed that during meditation sessions, some patients reported that the ringing in their ears would subside. Or they have found that they can handle it much better after embracing its existence and meditating instead of working hard to distract themselves from it. By sitting down with correct posture and taking deep calming breaths you can begin to conquer tinnitus. Take deep breaths and let the silence of the room soothe your mind. The more you do this the less you will notice the ringing in your ears.

meditation-for-tinnitus-02Even if the ringing persists, embrace it fully. Know that you are okay. Enjoy the moment and just be in the now. It may be annoying at first but from personal experience, I know that you can overcome this affliction with patience and peace of mind.

The key is to keep up this routine. Do not let negative thoughts make you reject meditation altogether. Meditation will help you to take control of everything in your life and help you to accept every part of yourself.

Go to a quiet room of your house and empty your mind of everything. The last thing you need is to stress about work or your boss because it has been proven that stress increases the ringing in your ears. It makes things worse and will do nothing but work against you. Just clear your mind and focus on your breathing and posture.

meditation-for-tinnitus-brain-calm-sounds-03

Slowly visualize things that improve your mood. This could be flowers or meadows. Some patients even enjoy visualizing rain splashing down upon the water. There are videos and CDs dedicated to emulating rainfall These are wonderful tools to use to calm your mind and get you into a mindset of peace and quiet. There are many CDs out there that contain the sounds of ocean waves splashing upon the shore.

Turn these CDs on and imagine yourself sitting on the beach and let out calm breaths. As you exhale imagine all your troubles leaving your body. Imagine your tinnitus symptoms disappearing into the waves. Calming your mind is essential.

Add meditation to your schedule. One is never too busy to meditate. Meditation is beneficial especially when you feel like your tinnitus is overwhelming to you. You can conquer this like anything else.

If you need any help with managing your symptoms you can contact us. We can help you on your way to improving your life and mindset. Conquering tinnitus comes from within and it all starts with your mindset. Instead of being a victim you can be a victor. Contact us today for guidance.

Signs and Symptoms of Tinnitus by NYC Tinnitus Expert

Symptoms of Tinnitus

There are many symptoms of tinnitus. From ringing to clinking to roaring, buzzing, and hissing. Tinnitus can take many different forms or take all at once. It can be very distressing if you do not know that tinnitus is. The main symptoms used to diagnose tinnitus include:

  • Ringing
  • Buzzing
  • Clicking
  • Hissing
  • Whistling
  • Pulsatile tinnitus

hyperacusis-tinnitus-symptoms-treatment-specialist-nyc-02

The noises may be continuous or could occur every now and then. All of these could have underlining causes, so it is best to contact a doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms. Symptoms such as fainting could be caused by a disease that needs to be diagnosed as soon as possible.

Some people find that in time their symptoms go away and with others, it stays. If your tinnitus has yet to go away and you have been living with it for years I suggest you check out our article titled ‘’Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus’’ In that article, we talk about how much CBT can improve your life and help you to have a more positive outlook when dealing with
tinnitus.

Clicking

Clicking is a very common symptom of tinnitus. The clicking comes from swallowing. When we swallow, yawn, or blow our noses, the Eustachian tube opens and allows air to pass from the middle of your ear to the back of your nose. This symptom is very similar to pulsatile tinnitus because it is a result of damage to the nerves in your ear. Because of that you can hear things in your body that most people can’t. In pulsatile tinnitus you can hear your heartbeat but the clicking in the ear is you hearing you eustachian tubes opening with each swallow. It can be alarming and annoying but can be treated by a doctor.

Hyperacusis

tinnitus-sounds-symptoms-signs-info-03Hyperacusis is a fancy word for saying that the patient is very sensitive to sounds. Even if the sound is at a normal or low volume it may be distressing to someone that is struggling with tinnitus. It is because the brain is working overtime to compensate for the damaged nerves in your ear. So, do not fret if the tv is at a normal volume and yet it feels as if your eardrums could split at any moment. This is a normal reaction to tinnitus. It is distressing but can be helped by visiting a doctor. Hyperacusis is often the result of prolonged exposure to loud noises. This issue is most commonly viewed amongst musicians and people who work with machines or contruction.

Pulsatile tinnitus

symptoms-of-tinnitus-01

Pulsatile tinnitus is different from regular tinnitus in that you may hear rhythmical noises that beat in time with your pulse. This problem is often caused by blood flow changes in the vessels near the ear, or to a specific condition such as a perforated eardrum or atherosclerosis.

Pulsatile tinnitus tends to come and go and rarely stays the whole time. The pulsing is your heartbeat. Every time your heart thumps your ears thump with it. It can be very alarming but just know that often it will fade away. I have observed that this tends to happen after the patient has been exposed to loud noises for a long period of time and the ears are overwhelmed. It is a sign that the vessels near the ear have been damaged or irritated recently.

These symptoms are signs that you must go see a doctor as soon as possible. For help with these symptoms contact us today to schedule an appointment to treat your tinnitus. We can help you on your way to improving your life and mindset.

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