Have you ever been told not to think about something? It is almost impossible! However one of the treatments for tinnitus is “don’t think about it!”
Tinnitus is actually a symptom with many causes including hearing loss ear wax brain tumours and emotional stress If you can hear a sound when none actually exists – that is tinnitus. Some people report ringing, clicking, throbbing or buzzing. Other a hiss or roaring sound. Quite understandably, it can cause depression.
Not thinking about it is also called ‘sound therapy’ – where you listen to music etc to distract you from your tinnitus. Other treatments include counselling, CBT or hearing aids, usually after an otolaryngological examination. (Which really is a very fine word indeed.)