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: NYC Tinnitus Expert

Causes of Tinnitus

Causes of Tinnitus

causes-of-tinnitus-see-nyc-specialist-consultation-01There are many causes of tinnitus and since there are so many different things that may have caused this issue it is best for you to consult with a doctor to get the best treatment. You can contact us for more details and to book an appointment.

The causes of tinnitus are varied and include:

  • Hearing Loss
  • Ear infection
  • Ear wax buildup
  • Loud noise exposure
  • Ear trauma
  • Certain medications
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Brain tumors or tumors near the ear
  • Blood flow problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Anemia
  • Overactive thyroid

We are Experts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tinnitus

tinnitus-expert-treatment-cognitive-psychotherapist-02Since the list is so varied it is best for you to consult a professional. It never hurts to get a professional’s opinion on the matter. Hearing loss is one of the most common reasons for tinnitus because of the damage loud noises can cause to the nerve endings in the ear. So, it is best to stay away from loud and booming noises. There is a theory that suggests that tinnitus happens because the ear is trying to overcompensate. The ringing in the ears is usually from you losing the ability to hear that pitch. Research is still being conducted on this, but the theory is that the brain is stuck on that high pitch sound. The sound that the patient supposedly has lost the ability to hear outside of themselves.

It is also important to note that certain medications have been proven to cause tinnitus. Some people have reported that after they had stopped taking certain medications, the tinnitus disappeared entirely. It is unknown as to how medications can cause this effect but there are a few theories about it. This is not always the case and you should never stop taking your medication without consulting a doctor first.

Another thing to keep in mind is earwax buildup in the ear. The wax can build up to be so thick that it not only blocks sound from entering your ear but also can cause the ear to be impacted. The impaction of the ear will put pressure on your nerves and eardrum and cause the ear to try to overcompensate with tinnitus. It is not certain that after you clean your ear your tinnitus will go away, but it may cause the ringing to subside a bit.

Noise Exposure Can Cause Tinnitus

tinnitus-symptoms-avoid-loud-noises-nyc-specialist-03One of the most common causes of tinnitus is noise exposure. The louder the noise is the greater the damage will be. The brain will try to compensate for the damage of the nerves in your ear and that results in tinnitus. It can be distressing if you go to a concert and return home only to realize that the ringing in your ears has increased in intensity. It is best for you to protect your ears when going to loud events whether you have tinnitus or not. Bring earplugs designed to protect the inner ear from sharp sounds. These can be found at CVS or Walgreens. Construction workers wear these to protect themselves from tinnitus and damage to their eardrums. Even though you may not work in construction it would benefit you to wear these to prevent further damage to the inner ear. All in all, these symptoms can be alleviated with help from a professional.

Contact us for help with tinnitus today and we will help you to live a more fulfilling and happy life.

Category Archives: NYC Tinnitus Expert

Causes of Tinnitus

Causes of Tinnitus

causes-of-tinnitus-see-nyc-specialist-consultation-01There are many causes of tinnitus and since there are so many different things that may have caused this issue it is best for you to consult with a doctor to get the best treatment. You can contact us for more details and to book an appointment.

The causes of tinnitus are varied and include:

  • Hearing Loss
  • Ear infection
  • Ear wax buildup
  • Loud noise exposure
  • Ear trauma
  • Certain medications
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Brain tumors or tumors near the ear
  • Blood flow problems
  • Pregnancy
  • Anemia
  • Overactive thyroid

We are Experts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tinnitus

tinnitus-expert-treatment-cognitive-psychotherapist-02Since the list is so varied it is best for you to consult a professional. It never hurts to get a professional’s opinion on the matter. Hearing loss is one of the most common reasons for tinnitus because of the damage loud noises can cause to the nerve endings in the ear. So, it is best to stay away from loud and booming noises. There is a theory that suggests that tinnitus happens because the ear is trying to overcompensate. The ringing in the ears is usually from you losing the ability to hear that pitch. Research is still being conducted on this, but the theory is that the brain is stuck on that high pitch sound. The sound that the patient supposedly has lost the ability to hear outside of themselves.

It is also important to note that certain medications have been proven to cause tinnitus. Some people have reported that after they had stopped taking certain medications, the tinnitus disappeared entirely. It is unknown as to how medications can cause this effect but there are a few theories about it. This is not always the case and you should never stop taking your medication without consulting a doctor first.

Another thing to keep in mind is earwax buildup in the ear. The wax can build up to be so thick that it not only blocks sound from entering your ear but also can cause the ear to be impacted. The impaction of the ear will put pressure on your nerves and eardrum and cause the ear to try to overcompensate with tinnitus. It is not certain that after you clean your ear your tinnitus will go away, but it may cause the ringing to subside a bit.

Noise Exposure Can Cause Tinnitus

tinnitus-symptoms-avoid-loud-noises-nyc-specialist-03One of the most common causes of tinnitus is noise exposure. The louder the noise is the greater the damage will be. The brain will try to compensate for the damage of the nerves in your ear and that results in tinnitus. It can be distressing if you go to a concert and return home only to realize that the ringing in your ears has increased in intensity. It is best for you to protect your ears when going to loud events whether you have tinnitus or not. Bring earplugs designed to protect the inner ear from sharp sounds. These can be found at CVS or Walgreens. Construction workers wear these to protect themselves from tinnitus and damage to their eardrums. Even though you may not work in construction it would benefit you to wear these to prevent further damage to the inner ear. All in all, these symptoms can be alleviated with help from a professional.

Contact us for help with tinnitus today and we will help you to live a more fulfilling and happy life.

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