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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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Category Archives: Hearing Loss

TINNITUS AND HEARING LOSS

What is the relationship between tinnitus and hearing loss? The main reason for Tinnitus isn’t yet fully understood, but the link leads to many different conditions. One of these conditions is hearing loss. Tinnitus is a symptom, and it mostly relates to hearing loss. There are many ways to define Tinnitus, such as the pulsating or constant presence of high- or low-frequency sounds or more complicated sounds. These symptoms can point toward one of the following: High-Frequency Hearing Loss Tinnitus, or Low-Frequency Hearing Loss and Tinnitus.

Tinnitus link with following ear-related conditions:

  • Ear-wax blockage
  • A torn eardrum
  • Ear infections like glue ear
  • Otosclerosis
  • Ménière’s disease
  • Neurological disorders

Tinnitus sometimes also occurs with the following health conditions:

  • Neck and head injuries
  • Metabolic disorders like hyperthyroidism, diabetes, and hypothyroidism
  • Cardiovascular disorders particularly high blood pressure
  • Medications like ototoxic drugs

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The Link Between Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

Almost two-thirds of people suffering from Tinnitus also have hearing loss. The most common cause of Tinnitus is a loss in hearing. Sound waves travel into the cochlea, which is a hearing organ inside the inner ear. Thousands of hair cells in the cochlea change sound waves into electrical signals and these hair cells are sound-sensing cells lined up in cochlea.

If a part of your hearing or ear nerve doesn’t work or gets damaged, it will limit the number of electrical signals transmitted to the brain. According to researchers, when the brain does not receive some indication, it fills the gap of the sounds, which causes Tinnitus.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss or (SNHL) is a hearing loss condition, which is a result of damage to the auditory nerve or cochlea. Your ear consists of three parts: the inner, middle, and outer ear. SNHL affects the inner ear. Soft sounds can be hard to hear, or louder sound can be unclear. SNHL is a common type of loss of hearing. In most cases, surgeries and medicine cannot help; you may need a hearing aid to help you hear.

The following things can cause SNHL hearing loss:

  • Illnesses
  • Certain drugs
  • Hearing loss inheritance
  • Aging
  • Head injury
  • Any problem in the inner ear
  • Loud noises or explosions

Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss is a condition when sounds do not pass through the outer and middle ear. It is hard to hear a soft sound.

Causes of Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss occurs due to the following reasons:

  • Fluid-filled in the middle ear due to allergies or cold.
  • Otitis media or ear infection: Otitis is also known as ear infection, and media means middle, and this occurs due to infection in the middle ear.
  • Poor functioning of the Eustachian tube – the Eustachian tube joins together your nose and your middle ear. This tube drains out fluid in the middle ear. If the tube is not working correctly, the fluid will remain in the middle ear.
  • A hole in the eardrum
  • Benign tumors. These tumors can block the middle or outer ear. These are not cancer.
  • Cerumen, or earwax blockage in your ear canal
  • External otitis is an infection of the ear canal, and this is also called swimmer’s ear.
  • If an object is stuck in the outer ear, for example; which could be a situation where a child inserted a pebble inside his/her ear
  • A problem with the structure of the outer and middle ear – for instance, people born without an external ear, having a deformed ear canal, or having a problem with bones in their middle ear.

Conclusion

Hearing loss and Tinnitus cannot be deadly, but it can affect the way of living. It would be beneficial for you if you treat Tinnitus at earliest. If the condition remains untreated for too long, it can lead to permanent hearing loss. If you need a Tinnitus treatment specialist, you should contact us at (646) 213-2321 or visit our clinic for an appointment. Our specialist, Stephen Katz, can help you manage your Tinnitus.

Relationship between Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can occur due to many different reasons, and that can be of various frequencies and wavelengths. The hearing disorder cannot last long – if inner ear doesn’t experience any major injury of small and narrow frequency but the situation is reversed in case of tinnitus. This could mean that in tinnitus, ranges of high and low pitched frequencies released in eardrum can cause permanent hear loss issue.

Mechanism Of Tinnitus

tinnitusSome people suggest that tinnitus originates from the cavity of the eardrum or sometimes it arises in the cochlea, in the brain stem or neural pathway. But in most of the cases, it is usually originated from cochlear. However, whatever the origin of tinnitus it’s always translated by auditory part of the brain to show abnormal sign of tinnitus and hearing disorder.

The symptom of tinnitus is carried out by the reduced nerve activity that links with the damaged part of the inner ear to CNS in the brain. These abnormal phenomena lead to trigger nerve activity which tends to show diverse and usual noises in the eardrum. The ringing in head hence does not allow the person to hear original sound of the surrounding.

Correlation Of Hearing Impairment And Tinnitus

tinnitusAs tinnitus and hearing loss is directly proportional to each other, some people who experience tinnitus in past months or year, they are likely to suffer from chronic hearing loss issue. It is also possible that person may receive a small proportion of hearing loss. Tinnitus symptoms are associated with various exposures which cause a certain degree of hearing impairment. This hearing impairment could give a spectrum of noises in the head that does not allow the receiver of tinnitus to perform their respective task.

As you know, tinnitus occurs due to excessive exposure to loud noise which means it leads to cause hearing impairment due to cochlear damage. In which sensitive and subtle mini hair is damaged by the loud pitched noise. As these are interrelated to each other, it’s important to investigate the previous history of hearing aliment to keep prevented from any hearing impairment.

Dreadful Tinnitus And Hearing Impairment

tinnitusThose who experience inconsistent episodes of tinnitus reported that the noises in a head mask or disturb the original external sound of the surrounding. While some of them experience hearing loss due to tinnitus, so it’s become challenging for both the patient and doctor to examine whether the hearing difficulty is caused by tinnitus or by underlying hearing disability.

Bottom Line

Audiologists report that the hearing disorder always steers tinnitus. So you should keep a check on your hearing ability by seeing a healthcare professional. Always add food to diet after consulting with doctors as these can also contribute to hearing impairment. Moreover, if you work in a loud environment, wear personal protective equipment to keep prevented from harmful hearing exposure.

 

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

Category Archives: Hearing Loss

TINNITUS AND HEARING LOSS

What is the relationship between tinnitus and hearing loss? The main reason for Tinnitus isn’t yet fully understood, but the link leads to many different conditions. One of these conditions is hearing loss. Tinnitus is a symptom, and it mostly relates to hearing loss. There are many ways to define Tinnitus, such as the pulsating or constant presence of high- or low-frequency sounds or more complicated sounds. These symptoms can point toward one of the following: High-Frequency Hearing Loss Tinnitus, or Low-Frequency Hearing Loss and Tinnitus.

Tinnitus link with following ear-related conditions:

  • Ear-wax blockage
  • A torn eardrum
  • Ear infections like glue ear
  • Otosclerosis
  • Ménière’s disease
  • Neurological disorders

Tinnitus sometimes also occurs with the following health conditions:

  • Neck and head injuries
  • Metabolic disorders like hyperthyroidism, diabetes, and hypothyroidism
  • Cardiovascular disorders particularly high blood pressure
  • Medications like ototoxic drugs

TINNITUS AND HEARING LOSS-01

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The Link Between Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

Almost two-thirds of people suffering from Tinnitus also have hearing loss. The most common cause of Tinnitus is a loss in hearing. Sound waves travel into the cochlea, which is a hearing organ inside the inner ear. Thousands of hair cells in the cochlea change sound waves into electrical signals and these hair cells are sound-sensing cells lined up in cochlea.

If a part of your hearing or ear nerve doesn’t work or gets damaged, it will limit the number of electrical signals transmitted to the brain. According to researchers, when the brain does not receive some indication, it fills the gap of the sounds, which causes Tinnitus.

Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss or (SNHL) is a hearing loss condition, which is a result of damage to the auditory nerve or cochlea. Your ear consists of three parts: the inner, middle, and outer ear. SNHL affects the inner ear. Soft sounds can be hard to hear, or louder sound can be unclear. SNHL is a common type of loss of hearing. In most cases, surgeries and medicine cannot help; you may need a hearing aid to help you hear.

The following things can cause SNHL hearing loss:

  • Illnesses
  • Certain drugs
  • Hearing loss inheritance
  • Aging
  • Head injury
  • Any problem in the inner ear
  • Loud noises or explosions

Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss is a condition when sounds do not pass through the outer and middle ear. It is hard to hear a soft sound.

Causes of Conductive Hearing Loss

Conductive hearing loss occurs due to the following reasons:

  • Fluid-filled in the middle ear due to allergies or cold.
  • Otitis media or ear infection: Otitis is also known as ear infection, and media means middle, and this occurs due to infection in the middle ear.
  • Poor functioning of the Eustachian tube – the Eustachian tube joins together your nose and your middle ear. This tube drains out fluid in the middle ear. If the tube is not working correctly, the fluid will remain in the middle ear.
  • A hole in the eardrum
  • Benign tumors. These tumors can block the middle or outer ear. These are not cancer.
  • Cerumen, or earwax blockage in your ear canal
  • External otitis is an infection of the ear canal, and this is also called swimmer’s ear.
  • If an object is stuck in the outer ear, for example; which could be a situation where a child inserted a pebble inside his/her ear
  • A problem with the structure of the outer and middle ear – for instance, people born without an external ear, having a deformed ear canal, or having a problem with bones in their middle ear.

Conclusion

Hearing loss and Tinnitus cannot be deadly, but it can affect the way of living. It would be beneficial for you if you treat Tinnitus at earliest. If the condition remains untreated for too long, it can lead to permanent hearing loss. If you need a Tinnitus treatment specialist, you should contact us at (646) 213-2321 or visit our clinic for an appointment. Our specialist, Stephen Katz, can help you manage your Tinnitus.

Relationship between Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can occur due to many different reasons, and that can be of various frequencies and wavelengths. The hearing disorder cannot last long – if inner ear doesn’t experience any major injury of small and narrow frequency but the situation is reversed in case of tinnitus. This could mean that in tinnitus, ranges of high and low pitched frequencies released in eardrum can cause permanent hear loss issue.

Mechanism Of Tinnitus

tinnitusSome people suggest that tinnitus originates from the cavity of the eardrum or sometimes it arises in the cochlea, in the brain stem or neural pathway. But in most of the cases, it is usually originated from cochlear. However, whatever the origin of tinnitus it’s always translated by auditory part of the brain to show abnormal sign of tinnitus and hearing disorder.

The symptom of tinnitus is carried out by the reduced nerve activity that links with the damaged part of the inner ear to CNS in the brain. These abnormal phenomena lead to trigger nerve activity which tends to show diverse and usual noises in the eardrum. The ringing in head hence does not allow the person to hear original sound of the surrounding.

Correlation Of Hearing Impairment And Tinnitus

tinnitusAs tinnitus and hearing loss is directly proportional to each other, some people who experience tinnitus in past months or year, they are likely to suffer from chronic hearing loss issue. It is also possible that person may receive a small proportion of hearing loss. Tinnitus symptoms are associated with various exposures which cause a certain degree of hearing impairment. This hearing impairment could give a spectrum of noises in the head that does not allow the receiver of tinnitus to perform their respective task.

As you know, tinnitus occurs due to excessive exposure to loud noise which means it leads to cause hearing impairment due to cochlear damage. In which sensitive and subtle mini hair is damaged by the loud pitched noise. As these are interrelated to each other, it’s important to investigate the previous history of hearing aliment to keep prevented from any hearing impairment.

Dreadful Tinnitus And Hearing Impairment

tinnitusThose who experience inconsistent episodes of tinnitus reported that the noises in a head mask or disturb the original external sound of the surrounding. While some of them experience hearing loss due to tinnitus, so it’s become challenging for both the patient and doctor to examine whether the hearing difficulty is caused by tinnitus or by underlying hearing disability.

Bottom Line

Audiologists report that the hearing disorder always steers tinnitus. So you should keep a check on your hearing ability by seeing a healthcare professional. Always add food to diet after consulting with doctors as these can also contribute to hearing impairment. Moreover, if you work in a loud environment, wear personal protective equipment to keep prevented from harmful hearing exposure.

 

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