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Neurofeedback For Tinnitus: Put An End To The Ringing In Your Ears

Every day, people all around the world battle health issues that feel “unhealable” because traditional medicine keeps failing them time and time again.

From mental health issues such as anxiety to physical discomfort such as chronic tinnitus causes millions of people, everything has a solution if you give your brain the necessary help to heal. That is precisely why using neurofeedback for tinnitus is so effective.

Learning more about neurofeedback and its endless benefits is the first step toward healing.

Defining Neurofeedback

With the help of the noninvasive treatment called neurofeedback, patients can receive real-time feedback on their brain activity.

Specifically, neurofeedback helps patients understand how to regulate their brain processes by showing them how their brains respond to different triggers. Patients gradually develop the ability to identify certain brain states. They can then learn to mimic desired moods or stay away from undesirable states in their everyday lives.

Whether you undergo this type of brain training in-office or at home, with the help of the NeurOptimal® System, the goal is the same – through neurofeedback training sessions, you “listen” to your brain and learn from it what it needs to keep your mind and body in an optimal state.

What Is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is mainly defined, in simple terms, by the hearing of sounds that are not caused by the outside world. It can be experienced in one or both ears, or can sometimes give the impression of coming directly from someone’s head.

For certain tinnitus sufferers, which is a disorder that is very prevalent, can have crippling psychological effects. According to current studies, 10 to 20% of the overall population is thought to experience tinnitus. Although most people can endure the disease and live well with it, for some, the problem is so extreme that it significantly lowers their standard of living.

Tinnitus related distress is, in many cases, not a reason to panic. However, it can be unpleasant, which is why treatments for it are being continuously explored – and many clinical trials point to neurofeedback as being a great option for tinnitus sufferers.

How Does Neurofeedback Help Tinnitus?

In short: in the same way it helps other ailments, by training the brain through the neurofeedback training protocol to find its own way back to health and stability.

There are a few reasons why using neurofeedback for tinnitus works:

  1. Brain "Reprogramming"

Sounds fancy (and impossible), but it has the studies to back it up. Through neurofeedback, even as little as ten neurofeedback training sessions, you can learn some of the triggers that cause certain brainwaves, which in turn cause your chronic tinnitus, and maybe even determine the tinnitus loudness.

With that valuable information, you can then test how different things, such as audio or visual triggers, affect different parts of your brain, such as the auditory cortex, and work toward controlling those brainwaves and teaching the brain how to maintain an optimal state.

  1. Minimal Implications

Neurofeedback for tinnitus is something that can bring plenty of benefits, without coming along with any real risks. The therapy is non-invasive and has no notable side effects, apart from the odd headache.

Not only does it give any tinnitus sufferer a chance to be rid of tinnitus related distress once and for all, but it also can serve as a fascinating lesson about how our brain works and reacts to the outside world.

  1. Reduces Tinnitus Symptoms

Tinnitus does not limit itself to just ringing in your ears and slight annoyance. For people who experience chronic subjective tinnitus at a life-disturbing level, it can lead to anxiety, depression, or other mental health implications.

By going through neurofeedback sessions, clients can deal with all of these interconnected issues and symptoms in order to achieve a mental balance.

  1. Simple Treatment Plan

Neurofeedback itself is a very complex concept. However, it does not pose many complicated steps and obligations for the patient. All a tinnitus sufferer undergoing treatment has to do is show up to each session with an open mind and follow neurofeedback training closely. 

Choosing to do it at home with professional equipment will take some more prior training, however, the fact that doing it at home is an option makes it even clearer how convenient and risk-free neurofeedback therapy really is.

Say Goodbye To Chronic Tinnitus

Tinnitus related distress has serious effects on the quality of life of many tinnitus sufferers.

Whether it’s a minor inconvenience or a disturbing factor in your daily life, it’s safe to say that you would be better off without it regardless. With so many clinical trials and experimental vs. control group studies showing just how effective neurofeedback for tinnitus really is, it should be a natural step in the healing journey.

You can book your neurofeedback for tinnitus therapy sessions with Beaverton Neurofeedback right here and start working on getting rid of ringing in your ears and any other negative implications it brings along with it once and for all!