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Tinnitus Consultation

Tinnitus is the experience of hearing sound in your ears or head when there's nothing outside your body that's making that sound. It is hearing a buzzing or ringing sound with no external source, can be an extremely frustrating condition, and it affects 10% of the UK population.

At Afti Ear Room, we appreciate that chronic tinnitus is not merely the experience of sound in the nervous system of the ear and brain. It is the experience of life out of control.

How we perceive tinnitus has the potential to disrupt our connection with life. The quality of our wellbeing determines if we allow it to stimulate stress in our body system.

The exact causes of tinnitus have still not been determined. However, tinnitus symptoms can occur for a number of reasons, including exposure to loud noise, build-up of wax, hearing loss and your brain failing to control reactions to sounds. Tinnitus can also be brought on by stress, injuries or neurological and metabolic disorders (like diabetes).

Your tailored tinnitus management plan will make it easier for you to deal with the condition and live your life to the full.

Although there is no definitive cure for tinnitus, there are several therapies that have proven to help manage your tinnitus and reduce the impact that it has on your life. The Clinicians at Afti Ear Room may recommend one or more of the following options, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) sound therapy and mindfulness.

Sound Enrichment Therapy uses natural background sounds such as rain or birdsong to distract your brain from the tinnitus noise in your ears.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on reducing stress levels associated with tinnitus that can exacerbate the condition. As you begin to control the negative feelings, the tinnitus becomes less noticeable.

Ear wax removal can also help, as tinnitus can be caused by a build-up of ear wax. Afti Ear Room clinicians use the latest ear wax removal techniques.

Mindfulness is a simple form of meditation that involves paying more attention to the present moment- to your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the world around you. It has been shown to have a range of positive effects and can improve general wellbeing.