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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Category Archives: Tinnitus Cognitvie Retraining

Tinnitus Sound Therapy Treatments

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a condition that results in a roaring or a ringing sound in the ear. The sound is generated inside the brain, and some doctors think this occurs when a person experiences hearing loss or other damage to the auditory nerve that carries signals from the outside world into the brain. In the absence of these external signals, the brain creates its own noise, which is experienced as sound by the person who is affected.

The effects of tinnitus vary from person to person. It appears that people who focus on the sound produced as a result of tinnitus are significantly more debilitated by their condition. One technique that has shown exceptional promise to alleviate suffering from tinnitus is sound therapy. Stephen Katz is a top NYC tinnitus treatment psychotherapist, and he

Masking Techniques

Hearing aids are one technique to reduce tinnitus, and they are thought to work by increasing the external signal. When a person with tinnitus is able to “attend,” or pay attention to another signal, the internal noise generated by the brain diminishes. Use of a hearing aid is one type of sound therapy treatment, and the introduction of additional external sound stimulation masks the internal “tinnitus.”

White noise machine provide another useful therapy for masking tinnitus. By training the person with tinnitus to “attend” to the white noise, their focus on the annoying tinnitus is diminished. Stephen Katz, a top Manhattan tinnitus treatment psychotherapist, explains that although these masking techniques are still considered experimental, many patients have reported significant benefits.

What is a Masking Device?

A masking device may be about the same size as a hearing aid. The white noise produced by a masking device is more pleasant than the tinnitus to the person who is experiencing the problem. Some masking devices may include a combination of a hearing aid and white noise. The addition of a hearing aid will enable the person who is being treated to attend to external stimuli from both the environment AND from the white noise. Attention is an important component to consider when treating tinnitus. Stephen Katz, a leading Manhattan tinnitus treatment psychotherapist, uses a variety of training techniques to help patients manage the effects of tinnitus. These effects can be annoying, and they can result in disruptions of all areas of the patient’s life. A white noise machine will produce artificial sound or introduce natural sound into the patient’s ear, and although some patients find it effective, a small number of patients are as disturbed by their masking device as they are by the initial tinnitus that prompted treatment.

What Works Best?

If you have tinnitus, you may have been told that there is no cure for your condition. However, you can certainly adapt to tinnitus, which will greatly improve your ability to live with this problem. Stephen Katz, a tinnitus treatment psychotherapist in NYC, recommends exploration of all clinical modalities for treatment, and he has successfully treated many patients who have experienced a significant reduction in the distress they have as a result of their tinnitus.

If you are suffering from tinnitus, call 646-213-2321 today for your appoint with Stephen Katz, a leading Manhattan tinnitus treatment psychotherapist.

Cognitive Retraining Therapy for Tinnitus 

Tinnitus, it sounds horrible but it is a simple and common disorder that involves a persistent ringing or buzzing noise in one or both ears. The problem can cause a great deal of issues for people who suffer from it; especially severe cases. The noise can be irritating, annoying, distracting; it can have a serious effect on your life. It is important to receive treatment.

It is a known and sad fact, that many people do not even receive treatment. In part, it is because, while Tinnitus is a common condition, the amount that is known about it and its causes, as well as Tinnitus treatment options, are limited. One of the treatments that is considered as part of a regime is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

This type of therapy deals with handling the stress that is caused by this condition. Another therapy that has been gaining in popularity is Cognitive Retraining Therapy.

Cognitive Retraining TherapyCognitive Retraining Therapy

While this is not a new therapy, it has only recently been accepted as a viable ringing ears treatment option. Although it has been around for a while, it has become part of the accepted options for treatment for example, worker’s compensation only recently. It works based on a neurophysiological model of the disorder. It is believed that treatment should focus on the limbic system and the automatic nervous system.

What is Cognitive Retraining Therapy?

Cognitive Retraining Therapy works on retraining the brain’s auditory responses, so that it views sounds differently. Tinnitus causes a ringing in the ear that the brain thinks is more important than other sounds or cannot recognize as a background sound. The result is that it appears louder or more prominent than other sounds.

This type of training causes your brain to view the sounds that come from the Tinnitus to be unimportant, thereby reducing the severity of the sound. Cognitive Retraining TherapyThis has numerous benefits including reducing the irritation, annoyance, distraction, loss of concentration, and sleep deprivation that can result from this disorder.

To schedule your appointment with one of NYC’s finest specialists in Cognitive Retraining Therapy contact us today!

Tinnitus, A Holistic Approach. Cognitive Retraining (Part I)

What causes tinnitus?

BestTinnutisDoctorNYC2Tinnitus affects as many as 10% of the U.S. population and there is little agreement as to its causes or treatments. As with most idiopathic nerve problems, the cause of one person’s tinnitus may differ completely from another’s. For this reason therapy plans are usually dictated by the underlying medical condition leading to tinnitus – whether from injury, an inner ear disorder or any of dozens of other pathologies.

What can be done about tinnitus?

When an underlying medical cause cannot be found the approach of improving general ear health is usually taken, although “healthy” can become an area of debate as different researchers come to different conclusions. Some of the suspected causes of tinnitus include blood flow disorders, inflammation, mechanical disruptions (such as in the neck, jaw or ear), chemical contact and prolonged exposure to noise. Treatments directed at each of these causes can be found in traditional and holistic medicine – the benefits of which are subjective to the sufferer.

Do holistic therapies for tinnitus work?BestTinnutisDoctorNYC3

There has been research into many supplements and non-traditional therapies for tinnitus, each showing varying levels of effectiveness. Some are anecdotal and others quite well supported. As an example (and to our great fortune) aspirin (salicylic acid) was discovered in the home remedy brews made from willow bark. Also fortunately, the benefits of blood-letting were found to be less effective.

Where do I start with my treatment of tinnitus?

As with all chronic illness, improving a person’s overall health is always recommended. Weight loss, a more nutritious and balanced diet, and exercise will reduce inflammation, increase blood flow and improve overall functioning of the whole body. This is always positive for anyone suffering from an idiopathic disorder.

Tinnitus is not something you have to endure alone. Contact us, the top tinnitus treatment center in the New York area, for answers and treatment options to quiet the ringing.

BestTinnutisDoctorNYC1

Category Archives: Tinnitus Cognitvie Retraining

Tinnitus Sound Therapy Treatments

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is a condition that results in a roaring or a ringing sound in the ear. The sound is generated inside the brain, and some doctors think this occurs when a person experiences hearing loss or other damage to the auditory nerve that carries signals from the outside world into the brain. In the absence of these external signals, the brain creates its own noise, which is experienced as sound by the person who is affected.

The effects of tinnitus vary from person to person. It appears that people who focus on the sound produced as a result of tinnitus are significantly more debilitated by their condition. One technique that has shown exceptional promise to alleviate suffering from tinnitus is sound therapy. Stephen Katz is a top NYC tinnitus treatment psychotherapist, and he

Masking Techniques

Hearing aids are one technique to reduce tinnitus, and they are thought to work by increasing the external signal. When a person with tinnitus is able to “attend,” or pay attention to another signal, the internal noise generated by the brain diminishes. Use of a hearing aid is one type of sound therapy treatment, and the introduction of additional external sound stimulation masks the internal “tinnitus.”

White noise machine provide another useful therapy for masking tinnitus. By training the person with tinnitus to “attend” to the white noise, their focus on the annoying tinnitus is diminished. Stephen Katz, a top Manhattan tinnitus treatment psychotherapist, explains that although these masking techniques are still considered experimental, many patients have reported significant benefits.

What is a Masking Device?

A masking device may be about the same size as a hearing aid. The white noise produced by a masking device is more pleasant than the tinnitus to the person who is experiencing the problem. Some masking devices may include a combination of a hearing aid and white noise. The addition of a hearing aid will enable the person who is being treated to attend to external stimuli from both the environment AND from the white noise. Attention is an important component to consider when treating tinnitus. Stephen Katz, a leading Manhattan tinnitus treatment psychotherapist, uses a variety of training techniques to help patients manage the effects of tinnitus. These effects can be annoying, and they can result in disruptions of all areas of the patient’s life. A white noise machine will produce artificial sound or introduce natural sound into the patient’s ear, and although some patients find it effective, a small number of patients are as disturbed by their masking device as they are by the initial tinnitus that prompted treatment.

What Works Best?

If you have tinnitus, you may have been told that there is no cure for your condition. However, you can certainly adapt to tinnitus, which will greatly improve your ability to live with this problem. Stephen Katz, a tinnitus treatment psychotherapist in NYC, recommends exploration of all clinical modalities for treatment, and he has successfully treated many patients who have experienced a significant reduction in the distress they have as a result of their tinnitus.

If you are suffering from tinnitus, call 646-213-2321 today for your appoint with Stephen Katz, a leading Manhattan tinnitus treatment psychotherapist.

Cognitive Retraining Therapy for Tinnitus 

Tinnitus, it sounds horrible but it is a simple and common disorder that involves a persistent ringing or buzzing noise in one or both ears. The problem can cause a great deal of issues for people who suffer from it; especially severe cases. The noise can be irritating, annoying, distracting; it can have a serious effect on your life. It is important to receive treatment.

It is a known and sad fact, that many people do not even receive treatment. In part, it is because, while Tinnitus is a common condition, the amount that is known about it and its causes, as well as Tinnitus treatment options, are limited. One of the treatments that is considered as part of a regime is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

This type of therapy deals with handling the stress that is caused by this condition. Another therapy that has been gaining in popularity is Cognitive Retraining Therapy.

Cognitive Retraining TherapyCognitive Retraining Therapy

While this is not a new therapy, it has only recently been accepted as a viable ringing ears treatment option. Although it has been around for a while, it has become part of the accepted options for treatment for example, worker’s compensation only recently. It works based on a neurophysiological model of the disorder. It is believed that treatment should focus on the limbic system and the automatic nervous system.

What is Cognitive Retraining Therapy?

Cognitive Retraining Therapy works on retraining the brain’s auditory responses, so that it views sounds differently. Tinnitus causes a ringing in the ear that the brain thinks is more important than other sounds or cannot recognize as a background sound. The result is that it appears louder or more prominent than other sounds.

This type of training causes your brain to view the sounds that come from the Tinnitus to be unimportant, thereby reducing the severity of the sound. Cognitive Retraining TherapyThis has numerous benefits including reducing the irritation, annoyance, distraction, loss of concentration, and sleep deprivation that can result from this disorder.

To schedule your appointment with one of NYC’s finest specialists in Cognitive Retraining Therapy contact us today!

Tinnitus, A Holistic Approach. Cognitive Retraining (Part I)

What causes tinnitus?

BestTinnutisDoctorNYC2Tinnitus affects as many as 10% of the U.S. population and there is little agreement as to its causes or treatments. As with most idiopathic nerve problems, the cause of one person’s tinnitus may differ completely from another’s. For this reason therapy plans are usually dictated by the underlying medical condition leading to tinnitus – whether from injury, an inner ear disorder or any of dozens of other pathologies.

What can be done about tinnitus?

When an underlying medical cause cannot be found the approach of improving general ear health is usually taken, although “healthy” can become an area of debate as different researchers come to different conclusions. Some of the suspected causes of tinnitus include blood flow disorders, inflammation, mechanical disruptions (such as in the neck, jaw or ear), chemical contact and prolonged exposure to noise. Treatments directed at each of these causes can be found in traditional and holistic medicine – the benefits of which are subjective to the sufferer.

Do holistic therapies for tinnitus work?BestTinnutisDoctorNYC3

There has been research into many supplements and non-traditional therapies for tinnitus, each showing varying levels of effectiveness. Some are anecdotal and others quite well supported. As an example (and to our great fortune) aspirin (salicylic acid) was discovered in the home remedy brews made from willow bark. Also fortunately, the benefits of blood-letting were found to be less effective.

Where do I start with my treatment of tinnitus?

As with all chronic illness, improving a person’s overall health is always recommended. Weight loss, a more nutritious and balanced diet, and exercise will reduce inflammation, increase blood flow and improve overall functioning of the whole body. This is always positive for anyone suffering from an idiopathic disorder.

Tinnitus is not something you have to endure alone. Contact us, the top tinnitus treatment center in the New York area, for answers and treatment options to quiet the ringing.

BestTinnutisDoctorNYC1

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