Neuromonics Acoustic Desensitization Protocol is a process that uses counseling as well as a body worn processor connected to high fidelity earphones that present pleasant music that is filtered in accordance with an individual’s hearing loss.
Many patients enjoy some relief almost immediately
Addresses underlying neurological causes of tinnitus
Relief lasts, even long after the treatment ends
No medication or surgery required. It supports your body’s own natural mechanisms to block out tinnitus symptoms
Shown to be effective for 90% of suitable tinnitus cases as demonstrated by 15 years of clinical studies and in general clinical practice.
The Neuromonics Sanctuary works on the same principles as the Neuromonics Oasis, the gold standard for long-term reduction of tinnitus disturbance and awareness. Like the Oasis, Sanctuary is engineered to deliver relief while listening to calming, relaxing music.
Regardless of the cause of tinnitus, if a person is not bothered by the tinnitus, it ceases to be a problem. Psychological intervention aimed at successfully reducing the stress, distress and distraction associated with the tinnitus can be very productive and often produces the most attainable goals. We have a cognitive behavioral therapist on our tinnitus team that can assist you.
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The very high correlation between stress and tinnitus disturbance underscores the need to maintain one’s composure and logic when trying to cope with tinnitus. Relaxation, guided imagery and self-hypnosis are examples of self-help methods used to help combat the stress, anxiety and sleep disturbances associated with tinnitus. As an advanced certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500), Dr. Rudden uses a wide variety of pranayama breathing exercises, neuromuscular relaxation techniques and mindfulness meditation techniques to discover tools to help decompress the over-excitation patterns of the mind and body that often accompany and exacerbate tinnitus symptoms.
Local peer support groups offer emotional support to patients and a place to discuss and share treatment techniques.
Jaw joint disorders, called temporomandibular (TMD), may exacerbate tinnitus. Splints and exercises may relieve these problems.
All tinnitus patients should maintain a balanced diet.
Biofeedback is a technique of making unconscious or involuntary bodily processes detectable by the senses in order to manipulate them by conscious mental control. Biofeedback with counseling can help relieve stress patterns that can worsen the perception of tinnitus.
Although there is no scientific data showing consistent benefit from approaches such as hypnosis, acupuncture, naturopathy, chiropractic care and many herbal preparations, some patients do perceive a benefit.