Techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be helpful, either as a standalone therapy or combined with sound therapy. CBT can help you manage the effect that tinnitus has on your life by offering techniques that can help you deal with anxiety and distress. It helps you understand your thought process in relation to the condition so that your thoughts can become more positive.

Cognitive behavioural programmes will usually involve tracking thoughts and making notes on when tinnitus is creating the greatest disturbance to you and what you were thinking at the time. You’ll then discuss your thoughts and be challenged and supported on changing your thought processes for the better.

Therapy sessions can be carried out on a one-to-one or group session and could be with a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist or specially trained audiologist. If you would like more information on whether counselling could be a positive option for you and how you can go about receiving counselling, contact us on our Tinnitus Helpline  0800 018 0527.