JAN L. MAYES
Jan 21, 2010
Written by a clinical audiologist with over 20 years experience, Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox is a great resource for people with tinnitus (ear noise). The author also has tinnitus, and has used treatment tools to go from severe tinnitus distress to coping well. Many people with tinnitus also have hearing loss or sound sensitivity (hyperacusis).
Tinnitus Treatment Toolbox describes a wide range of traditional and alternative treatment approaches and coping strategies. Information is based on scientific research review as well as the author’s personal and clinical experience.
Tinnitus is a name given to noises in the ears that people hear when there is no outside noise source. In other words, you are hearing something that nobody else can heat It is extremely common. Why don’t people talk about it? It is probably because tinnitus is also invisible to other people’s eyes and ears. People with tinnitus often feel uncomfortable telling other people “I hear noises in my ears (or head) , but nobody else can hear them.” As an audiologist doing hearing tests and counselling, I have often been the first person people have told about their tinnitus. I have also personally had tinnitus for over 20 years, and telling people about it has never come up naturally in conversation. Tinnitus is very much a hidden symptom.