Hypnotherapy for tinnitus
Tinnitus is a pervasive problem, it is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. It is normal to hear sounds after a loud concert, or being in a boisterous environment; however, if the noise stays with you, you have probably developed tinnitus.
The most common noises in your ear(s) are:
The sound can be a low roar or very high pitched; it can be continuous or “come and go”, you may hear it in one or both ears.
If you experience tinnitus, you experience a symptom of an underlying condition, but it is not a condition itself.
Tinnitus can have physiological, medical origins, but it can suggest hidden psychological issues.
Tinnitus is often connected with:
- Some form of hearing loss
- Former head injury
- Ménière’s disease
- Conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disorders or multiple sclerosis
- Certain medications – tinnitus can be a side effect of some chemotherapy medicines, antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and aspirin.
- Anxiety or depression
Your first step is having it checked out by your GP and ENT specialists, so they can eliminate any physiological or medical causes.
Tinnitus is often linked with anxiety, social anxiety or depression. Hypnosis can help with not only symptom relief but also dealing with the underlying emotions that lead to tinnitus. You can learn how to “switch off” the noise and when you can ignore the sound, you will also be able to relax more, sleep better, focus on your daily tasks and get on with your life.
We will try to find out what was the trauma, fear or worry behind the symptom and deal with the emotion, process it, so it will not cause any further physiological symptoms.
Hypnosis helps you to achieve a deeply relaxed state, and we can ask your subconscious to measure, ignore and eventually, cancel it out.