Beth Mellings, a Masters student at Manchester Metropolitan University, is conducting research exploring the experiences of mindfulness-based psychological approaches in the management of tinnitus.

There is evidence suggesting that as well as cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based approaches have shown promise in helping individuals manage tinnitus. However, research remains focused on cognitive behavioural therapy as an intervention. Enhancing our understanding of mindfulness will enable improvements to this approach to tinnitus management and offer more widely an alternative to cognitive behavioural therapy.

Can you help?

If you are:

  • Aged 18+
  • Have a current or previous diagnosis of tinnitus (self-reported or medical diagnosis)
  • Practice or have practiced mindfulness in order to manage tinnitus

Then Beth would like to talk with you.

You will be asked to participate in an online interview with Beth in which you will be prompted to discuss your experiences of mindfulness practice and how this has impacted your life with tinnitus. This is expected to take about an hour.

If you would like to take part in this research, please email Beth

This research has been approved by the Psychology Research Ethics Committee at Manchester Metropolitan University. 

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