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.)


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