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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.

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


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Category Archives: tinnitus treatment nyc 2014

What is Tinnitus?

When people hear the word Tinnitus, they may think it is something horrible, contagious, or transmittable. However, Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound in one or both ears or in the head, when there is no discernable external cause. The sound can be everything from ringing to hissing, buzzing, chirping, clicking or even roaring. It can be a single tone or multiple tones, too.

The volume can also change from very quiet to so loud you cannot hear anything else over it. There is no cure for this disorder, but there are a variety of treatment options. It is a common problem that approximately 15% of Americans deal with each and every day.

What is TinnitusCauses of tinnitus:

The first thing to remember is that Tinnitus is not a cause. It is a symptom that is caused by a variety of different things. These can run from experiencing a loud sound close to the ear that leaves a residual ringing, to the vibration of a muscle in the middle ear as it spasms. Many Tinnitus sufferers can link their symptoms to working in loud environments such as with planes, in basements with loud machines, or machine-based industries.

Symptoms of tinnitus:

Symptoms vary depending on the degree and severity of the condition you are experiencing.  If you are experiencing a severe case of Tinnitus, you may be unable to hear well over the roaring, ringing, hissing, or buzzing sound. Alternatively, you could just find it mildly annoying in less severe cases. It can also cause disturbances in sleep patterns and overall concentration.

It can cause irritation, which can lead to mood swings and depression. Depression can be a common symptom due to the lack of sleep and frustration that comes with the persistent noise.

Treatments

There are treatment options available from alternative medicine, to over-the-counter and prescription drugs. There are also options that include sound, cognitive, and retraining therapy, hearing aids, implants, biofeedback and magnets. While there is no cure and there is no set Tinnitus treatment regime, treatments are flexible. Each person is different so it is important to find a treatment that works best for you.

If you think you might be experiencing Tinnitus, schedule an appoint with top providers of ringing ear treatment in NYC by contacting us.Cognitive Retraining Therapy

Tinnitus Treatments 

Tinnitus is also known as ringing ears. It is where there is a persistent buzzing or ringing in the ears, even though there is nothing there in actuality to cause the sound. The disorder can be caused by numerous factors. It could be the result of working in an environment with loud noises. It can be the result of an accident or the result of muscle spasms in the middle ear. There are even psychological and neurological reasons as to why someone might be experiencing sounds that do not have a physical cause attached to them.

Tinnitus TreatmentsTinnitus Treatment

There are numerous treatment options available for Tinnitus. However, none of the ringing ears treatment options are going to offer a cure. As a result, most people do not pursue the necessary treatment to experience a reduction. It may be because the treatments will not bear any real fruit or it could be because the treatments are a variety of ‘let us see what works with you’ out of a hotchpotch of options.

Some of the treatments have proven effective enough that they have made their way onto the acceptable lists for compensation cases.  Behavioral cognitive therapy is one of the options to help treat ringing ears. It helps people deal with the stress that comes from having a constant sound in their ears. This constant noise wears on a person, their nerves, their ability to sleep, and their ability to concentrate. Therapy helps to relieve the stress and help people manage the symptoms with greater ease.

Cognitive Retraining Therapy works to retrain the way the brain hears sounds. This makes it possible for the mind, in essence, to tune out the sound created by the Tinnitus.

Choosing a Treatment

Counseling TinnitusRinging ears treatment options are wide enough that they can be varied to match the patient’s individual needs. The more severe the case, the more varied the treatments, but most people will be able to experience some relief with some of the treatment options available.

If you are experiencing issues with Tinnitus or think your may have this condition, contact us for trusted Tinnitus care in NYC.

Dietary Deficiencies and Tinnitus

According to the Mayo clinic, tinnitus affects as much as 10% of the population. The constant ringing and buzzing sound can be maddening, and research continues to search for causes and resolutions. Much study has gone into whether vitamins, minerals and other dietary issues can lead to tinnitus. While the jury is still out, there is a growing body of evidence that maintaining a healthy diet with a full complement of nutrients is beneficial.

Can deficiencies lead to tinnitus?BestTinnitusDoctorNYC1

A dietary deficiency is, by definition, when a specific nutrient is consistently low enough that it leads to a disease process. Rickets (caused by a deficiency in Vitamin D) and Scurvy (caused by a deficiency in Vitamin C) were prevented on old English sailing vessels by carrying barrels of citrus with them on long journeys (leading to the – perhaps less than complementary – nickname “Limeys”). Research has looked into nutrient levels as they relate to tinnitus and into supplementation as a solution to its frustrating symptoms.

BestTinnitusDoctorNYC2B12 and tinnitus

B12 deficiency and tinnitus has gotten a lot of press recently. A study published in the American Journal of Otolaryngololgy found a correlation between an existing deficiency in B12 and the tendency to develop hearing loss and tinnitus after exposure to loud noise. While the evidence for supplementation to improve tinnitus was not examined in this particular study, maintaining healthy levels of B12 may be helpful for avoiding the illness and preventing it from worsening.

Zinc and tinnitusBestTinnitusDoctorNYC3

Studies into zinc came to much the same conclusion as those of B12. Zinc is related to neurotransmission and is found in very high concentrations in the inner ear. The studies however have not been able to come to a consensus as to a relationship between zinc and tinnitus. Some studies have shown a strong correlation while others none at all. In these cases, it will take time to eliminate the factors leading to such strongly differing results. However, the trend in zinc studies so far is that (again) an existing deficiency in zinc may leave one susceptible to tinnitus (especially in the elderly) and supplementation in these cases may lead to improvement.

BestTinnitusDoctorNYC4Magnesium and tinnitus

There are few studies on magnesium as a treatment for tinnitus. Most of these were directed at magnesium administration immediately following an acoustic trauma (loud noise) or sudden sensorineural hearing loss (when the hearing goes away suddenly for no known reason). The goal was to investigate hearing loss prevention and the subsequent development of tinnitus.

Individuals supplemented immediately after an event that could cause hearing loss did show improvement. This implies magnesium may play a role in inner ear function; or at least in those healing processes of the ear after an acoustic trauma. Studies regarding magnesium as a treatment for existing tinnitus have not shown much benefit to date but research continues.

Should I supplement for my tinnitus?

As with any idiopathic disorder, it’s unclear as to what effect nutrients play in its development and treatment. It’s clear that nutrient deficiencies play a role in the development of disease including tinnitus. Certainly, a healthier lifestyle including improved diet and exercise is always beneficial to those suffering chronic illness. It’s rare that supplementing is harmful and many doctors recommend daily supplementation for improved general health.

BestTinnitusDoctorNYC5

Category Archives: tinnitus treatment nyc 2014

What is Tinnitus?

When people hear the word Tinnitus, they may think it is something horrible, contagious, or transmittable. However, Tinnitus is defined as the perception of sound in one or both ears or in the head, when there is no discernable external cause. The sound can be everything from ringing to hissing, buzzing, chirping, clicking or even roaring. It can be a single tone or multiple tones, too.

The volume can also change from very quiet to so loud you cannot hear anything else over it. There is no cure for this disorder, but there are a variety of treatment options. It is a common problem that approximately 15% of Americans deal with each and every day.

What is TinnitusCauses of tinnitus:

The first thing to remember is that Tinnitus is not a cause. It is a symptom that is caused by a variety of different things. These can run from experiencing a loud sound close to the ear that leaves a residual ringing, to the vibration of a muscle in the middle ear as it spasms. Many Tinnitus sufferers can link their symptoms to working in loud environments such as with planes, in basements with loud machines, or machine-based industries.

Symptoms of tinnitus:

Symptoms vary depending on the degree and severity of the condition you are experiencing.  If you are experiencing a severe case of Tinnitus, you may be unable to hear well over the roaring, ringing, hissing, or buzzing sound. Alternatively, you could just find it mildly annoying in less severe cases. It can also cause disturbances in sleep patterns and overall concentration.

It can cause irritation, which can lead to mood swings and depression. Depression can be a common symptom due to the lack of sleep and frustration that comes with the persistent noise.

Treatments

There are treatment options available from alternative medicine, to over-the-counter and prescription drugs. There are also options that include sound, cognitive, and retraining therapy, hearing aids, implants, biofeedback and magnets. While there is no cure and there is no set Tinnitus treatment regime, treatments are flexible. Each person is different so it is important to find a treatment that works best for you.

If you think you might be experiencing Tinnitus, schedule an appoint with top providers of ringing ear treatment in NYC by contacting us.Cognitive Retraining Therapy

Tinnitus Treatments 

Tinnitus is also known as ringing ears. It is where there is a persistent buzzing or ringing in the ears, even though there is nothing there in actuality to cause the sound. The disorder can be caused by numerous factors. It could be the result of working in an environment with loud noises. It can be the result of an accident or the result of muscle spasms in the middle ear. There are even psychological and neurological reasons as to why someone might be experiencing sounds that do not have a physical cause attached to them.

Tinnitus TreatmentsTinnitus Treatment

There are numerous treatment options available for Tinnitus. However, none of the ringing ears treatment options are going to offer a cure. As a result, most people do not pursue the necessary treatment to experience a reduction. It may be because the treatments will not bear any real fruit or it could be because the treatments are a variety of ‘let us see what works with you’ out of a hotchpotch of options.

Some of the treatments have proven effective enough that they have made their way onto the acceptable lists for compensation cases.  Behavioral cognitive therapy is one of the options to help treat ringing ears. It helps people deal with the stress that comes from having a constant sound in their ears. This constant noise wears on a person, their nerves, their ability to sleep, and their ability to concentrate. Therapy helps to relieve the stress and help people manage the symptoms with greater ease.

Cognitive Retraining Therapy works to retrain the way the brain hears sounds. This makes it possible for the mind, in essence, to tune out the sound created by the Tinnitus.

Choosing a Treatment

Counseling TinnitusRinging ears treatment options are wide enough that they can be varied to match the patient’s individual needs. The more severe the case, the more varied the treatments, but most people will be able to experience some relief with some of the treatment options available.

If you are experiencing issues with Tinnitus or think your may have this condition, contact us for trusted Tinnitus care in NYC.

Dietary Deficiencies and Tinnitus

According to the Mayo clinic, tinnitus affects as much as 10% of the population. The constant ringing and buzzing sound can be maddening, and research continues to search for causes and resolutions. Much study has gone into whether vitamins, minerals and other dietary issues can lead to tinnitus. While the jury is still out, there is a growing body of evidence that maintaining a healthy diet with a full complement of nutrients is beneficial.

Can deficiencies lead to tinnitus?BestTinnitusDoctorNYC1

A dietary deficiency is, by definition, when a specific nutrient is consistently low enough that it leads to a disease process. Rickets (caused by a deficiency in Vitamin D) and Scurvy (caused by a deficiency in Vitamin C) were prevented on old English sailing vessels by carrying barrels of citrus with them on long journeys (leading to the – perhaps less than complementary – nickname “Limeys”). Research has looked into nutrient levels as they relate to tinnitus and into supplementation as a solution to its frustrating symptoms.

BestTinnitusDoctorNYC2B12 and tinnitus

B12 deficiency and tinnitus has gotten a lot of press recently. A study published in the American Journal of Otolaryngololgy found a correlation between an existing deficiency in B12 and the tendency to develop hearing loss and tinnitus after exposure to loud noise. While the evidence for supplementation to improve tinnitus was not examined in this particular study, maintaining healthy levels of B12 may be helpful for avoiding the illness and preventing it from worsening.

Zinc and tinnitusBestTinnitusDoctorNYC3

Studies into zinc came to much the same conclusion as those of B12. Zinc is related to neurotransmission and is found in very high concentrations in the inner ear. The studies however have not been able to come to a consensus as to a relationship between zinc and tinnitus. Some studies have shown a strong correlation while others none at all. In these cases, it will take time to eliminate the factors leading to such strongly differing results. However, the trend in zinc studies so far is that (again) an existing deficiency in zinc may leave one susceptible to tinnitus (especially in the elderly) and supplementation in these cases may lead to improvement.

BestTinnitusDoctorNYC4Magnesium and tinnitus

There are few studies on magnesium as a treatment for tinnitus. Most of these were directed at magnesium administration immediately following an acoustic trauma (loud noise) or sudden sensorineural hearing loss (when the hearing goes away suddenly for no known reason). The goal was to investigate hearing loss prevention and the subsequent development of tinnitus.

Individuals supplemented immediately after an event that could cause hearing loss did show improvement. This implies magnesium may play a role in inner ear function; or at least in those healing processes of the ear after an acoustic trauma. Studies regarding magnesium as a treatment for existing tinnitus have not shown much benefit to date but research continues.

Should I supplement for my tinnitus?

As with any idiopathic disorder, it’s unclear as to what effect nutrients play in its development and treatment. It’s clear that nutrient deficiencies play a role in the development of disease including tinnitus. Certainly, a healthier lifestyle including improved diet and exercise is always beneficial to those suffering chronic illness. It’s rare that supplementing is harmful and many doctors recommend daily supplementation for improved general health.

BestTinnitusDoctorNYC5

Tinnitus Cognitive Center

Stephen Geller Katz, LCSW-R
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