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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: Tinnitus Symptoms

Ringing In The Ears From Tinnitus

Have you been experiencing a nonstop sensation of ringing in the ears lately? The annoyance resulting from these sounds is not ordinary. It is so intense that it turns into a medical condition and needs immediate care. If you feel that way, you may be suffering from Tinnitus. Tinnitus is a disorder in which patients feel a continuous buzzing or ringing noise that makes them extremely annoyed.

Causes of Ringing In The Ears

ringing-in-the-ears-tinnitus-info-01The cause of this condition can be exposure to loud and long-term noise that damages the sensory hair cells present in the cochlea inside your ear.

Other causes of tinnitus include thick wax build-up inside your ear that does not let the hair cells function, head injury or taking aspirin frequently. Another cause may be the consumption of excessive caffeine. Tinnitus is a result of an underlying hearing loss problem.

High blood pressure also leads towards the development of Tinnitus. Stress, alcohol and caffeine all play their role in the hardening of the arteries that do not let the blood flow properly, resulting in increased blood pressure.

In most cases, individuals suffer from subjective tinnitus. In this type, only the sufferer can hear the noise. The triggering noise has no external source, so no one else can hear it. However, in severe cases, your specialist can also hear the noise. This is in the case of objective or Pulsatile tinnitus. Pulsatile tinnitus is an alarming condition in which you hear a noise with every heart-beat. This noise is dangerous because it can mean that your blood vessels have sustained damage or there is a tumor in your system.

Treating Tinnitus

ringing-in-the-ears-sounds-tinnitus-info-02Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a common treatment to help treat Tinnitus. These therapy sessions help straighten out your thought patterns and make you re-think your reactions towards sounds that trigger your emotions. CBT is a tool that most specialists recommend because it helps patients handle stressful situations better.

Use hearing aids and auditory devices that produce white noise. This special white noise masks the triggering sounds and reduces the symptoms of tinnitus greatly. You can also sign up for a special therapy that is specific to Tinnitus treatment i.e. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.

These sessions aim to help sufferers manage their reactions. In addition to that, the sessions also include tinnitus-masking techniques. This special therapy attempts to change your perception towards the sounds. After completing your sessions, you will no longer feel irritation towards the triggering sounds. Instead, you will hear them as any other normal sound.

Moreover, you must avoid taking drugs that can enhance your tinnitus symptoms, especially the use of aspirin, anti-biotics and anti-depressants.

Bottom-Line

If you have noticed the buzzing, hissing and ringing symptom in your ears, it means that you have developed Tinnitus. You must consult a clinician or a specialist immediately because it is vital to evaluate and get to know about the underlying problems that may have led to tinnitus. After conducting tests and thoroughly examining your condition, your specialist will recommend you the most suitable treatment options.

Do not feel helpless, especially when professional help is very easily available. For the only mistake you do not want to make is waiting too long to take an action? Schedule your appointment with the best Tinnitus Specialist in NYC today and find out about your condition in detail.

The Foremost Symptoms Of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a disorder where you experience ringing in your head or ears while there is no external sound or noise present. You hear noises on either intermittent or continuous basis. The sound keeps on fluctuating in your eardrums. The types of sounds heard can vary significantly and the annoying noises can exacerbate the symptoms. You may hear sounds similar to hissing, static, roaring, buzzing, whistling and whooshing.

Tinnitus is split into categories according to the response of sensory organ;

Objective tinnitus

This is where the doctor will be able to listen to the sound in your ear during his diagnosis. Objective tinnitus isn’t that common and develops only when there is a complication with your blood vessels in the ear. Another symptom of this health complication is that you will the muscle contract in the middle of the ear.

Subjective tinnitus

This occurs due to prolonged exposure to sound. Subjective tinnitus is the most common type of tinnitus and leads to excruciating pain in the inner, middle and outer ear. The foremost cause of tinnitus is a damaged nerve in the ear.

Symptoms include:

Tinnitus symptoms may also develop due to the prior health issues such as heart problems, hypertension and Meniere’s disease. However, there are certain types of tinnitus in which you hear such noises.

Hyperacusis and its symptoms

If you have worked at a construction site, warehouse or a factory and were involved in using noisy, heavy machinery on a day to day basis, it is strongly recommended that you ask for a transfer or be sure to wear heavy, protective ear-gear. Why? Well, prolonged exposure of extremely loud noises can make people susceptible to tinnitus. The scientific term is referred to as “Hyperacusis” where you become highly sensitive to a certain sound frequency – and whenever you hear it, symptoms begin surface. This condition can worsen the physical complication and can lead to intolerable pain.

Pulsatile tinnitus and its symptoms

tinnitusThe rhythmical noise in eardrum indicates “pulsatile tinnitus”, which occurs simultaneously along your heart beat. The condition is very annoying and painful and the rhythm of the sounds and noise you experience changes when there is a shift in blood flow to your ear. This type of tinnitus is different from the objective tinnitus, and there is plaque formation in your eardrum.

Musical hallucinations and its symptoms

tinnitusThis is where you actually hallucinate sound, you feel as if there is music playing in the room or around you anywhere when there are no sounds at all. It mostly occurs in people with previous medical history of tinnitus and hearing disability. Musical hallucination can also strongly affect people who have normal hearing.

Low-frequency tinnitus

tinnitusThis type of tinnitus is quite puzzling. In low frequency tinnitus, the patient cannot recognize the source of the sound. However, the frequency of the sound is similar to that of a piano, and often the sound will often mimic rumbling, murmuring, humming and deep droning, which can adversely affect your cognitive function and concentration levels.

Bottom line

Unfortunately, there is still no cure for tinnitus yet. However, personal protective equipment such as ear muffs and ear plugs can mitigate the effect of tinnitus. Though the symptoms are too diverse, it’s difficult to identify the signs of tinnitus. Contact the best tinnitus treatment expert in NYC.

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

Category Archives: Tinnitus Symptoms

Ringing In The Ears From Tinnitus

Have you been experiencing a nonstop sensation of ringing in the ears lately? The annoyance resulting from these sounds is not ordinary. It is so intense that it turns into a medical condition and needs immediate care. If you feel that way, you may be suffering from Tinnitus. Tinnitus is a disorder in which patients feel a continuous buzzing or ringing noise that makes them extremely annoyed.

Causes of Ringing In The Ears

ringing-in-the-ears-tinnitus-info-01The cause of this condition can be exposure to loud and long-term noise that damages the sensory hair cells present in the cochlea inside your ear.

Other causes of tinnitus include thick wax build-up inside your ear that does not let the hair cells function, head injury or taking aspirin frequently. Another cause may be the consumption of excessive caffeine. Tinnitus is a result of an underlying hearing loss problem.

High blood pressure also leads towards the development of Tinnitus. Stress, alcohol and caffeine all play their role in the hardening of the arteries that do not let the blood flow properly, resulting in increased blood pressure.

In most cases, individuals suffer from subjective tinnitus. In this type, only the sufferer can hear the noise. The triggering noise has no external source, so no one else can hear it. However, in severe cases, your specialist can also hear the noise. This is in the case of objective or Pulsatile tinnitus. Pulsatile tinnitus is an alarming condition in which you hear a noise with every heart-beat. This noise is dangerous because it can mean that your blood vessels have sustained damage or there is a tumor in your system.

Treating Tinnitus

ringing-in-the-ears-sounds-tinnitus-info-02Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a common treatment to help treat Tinnitus. These therapy sessions help straighten out your thought patterns and make you re-think your reactions towards sounds that trigger your emotions. CBT is a tool that most specialists recommend because it helps patients handle stressful situations better.

Use hearing aids and auditory devices that produce white noise. This special white noise masks the triggering sounds and reduces the symptoms of tinnitus greatly. You can also sign up for a special therapy that is specific to Tinnitus treatment i.e. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.

These sessions aim to help sufferers manage their reactions. In addition to that, the sessions also include tinnitus-masking techniques. This special therapy attempts to change your perception towards the sounds. After completing your sessions, you will no longer feel irritation towards the triggering sounds. Instead, you will hear them as any other normal sound.

Moreover, you must avoid taking drugs that can enhance your tinnitus symptoms, especially the use of aspirin, anti-biotics and anti-depressants.

Bottom-Line

If you have noticed the buzzing, hissing and ringing symptom in your ears, it means that you have developed Tinnitus. You must consult a clinician or a specialist immediately because it is vital to evaluate and get to know about the underlying problems that may have led to tinnitus. After conducting tests and thoroughly examining your condition, your specialist will recommend you the most suitable treatment options.

Do not feel helpless, especially when professional help is very easily available. For the only mistake you do not want to make is waiting too long to take an action? Schedule your appointment with the best Tinnitus Specialist in NYC today and find out about your condition in detail.

The Foremost Symptoms Of Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a disorder where you experience ringing in your head or ears while there is no external sound or noise present. You hear noises on either intermittent or continuous basis. The sound keeps on fluctuating in your eardrums. The types of sounds heard can vary significantly and the annoying noises can exacerbate the symptoms. You may hear sounds similar to hissing, static, roaring, buzzing, whistling and whooshing.

Tinnitus is split into categories according to the response of sensory organ;

Objective tinnitus

This is where the doctor will be able to listen to the sound in your ear during his diagnosis. Objective tinnitus isn’t that common and develops only when there is a complication with your blood vessels in the ear. Another symptom of this health complication is that you will the muscle contract in the middle of the ear.

Subjective tinnitus

This occurs due to prolonged exposure to sound. Subjective tinnitus is the most common type of tinnitus and leads to excruciating pain in the inner, middle and outer ear. The foremost cause of tinnitus is a damaged nerve in the ear.

Symptoms include:

Tinnitus symptoms may also develop due to the prior health issues such as heart problems, hypertension and Meniere’s disease. However, there are certain types of tinnitus in which you hear such noises.

Hyperacusis and its symptoms

If you have worked at a construction site, warehouse or a factory and were involved in using noisy, heavy machinery on a day to day basis, it is strongly recommended that you ask for a transfer or be sure to wear heavy, protective ear-gear. Why? Well, prolonged exposure of extremely loud noises can make people susceptible to tinnitus. The scientific term is referred to as “Hyperacusis” where you become highly sensitive to a certain sound frequency – and whenever you hear it, symptoms begin surface. This condition can worsen the physical complication and can lead to intolerable pain.

Pulsatile tinnitus and its symptoms

tinnitusThe rhythmical noise in eardrum indicates “pulsatile tinnitus”, which occurs simultaneously along your heart beat. The condition is very annoying and painful and the rhythm of the sounds and noise you experience changes when there is a shift in blood flow to your ear. This type of tinnitus is different from the objective tinnitus, and there is plaque formation in your eardrum.

Musical hallucinations and its symptoms

tinnitusThis is where you actually hallucinate sound, you feel as if there is music playing in the room or around you anywhere when there are no sounds at all. It mostly occurs in people with previous medical history of tinnitus and hearing disability. Musical hallucination can also strongly affect people who have normal hearing.

Low-frequency tinnitus

tinnitusThis type of tinnitus is quite puzzling. In low frequency tinnitus, the patient cannot recognize the source of the sound. However, the frequency of the sound is similar to that of a piano, and often the sound will often mimic rumbling, murmuring, humming and deep droning, which can adversely affect your cognitive function and concentration levels.

Bottom line

Unfortunately, there is still no cure for tinnitus yet. However, personal protective equipment such as ear muffs and ear plugs can mitigate the effect of tinnitus. Though the symptoms are too diverse, it’s difficult to identify the signs of tinnitus. Contact the best tinnitus treatment expert in NYC.

Call today for a free 15 min 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