Tinnitus Perception Therapy
A unique tinnitus management programme, tailored to each individual, available exclusively from Better Hearing Clinic.
A client-centred, ethical approach
We ensure that we will always do our best for you. Above all, we believe we can help you to live well with effective relief for tinnitus.
Tinnitus is the perception of sound in your ears or head without an external source. It manifests as ringing, buzzing, humming, or whooshing sounds, which can be continuous or intermittent. Approximately 10% of people endure persistent tinnitus. For some, it may be a minor concern, but for others, it can lead to considerable distress, impacting their overall well-being. At the Better Hearing Clinic, our commitment is to help you find relief and manage tinnitus effectively. We offer a personalised approach that addresses the unique challenges tinnitus presents. Our goal is to provide support and solutions that improve your quality of life.
The causes of tinnitus are not fully understood. It often arises after a mental or physical event, altering the brain’s perception of sound. Despite this uncertainty, at the Better Hearing Clinic, we conduct thorough assessments, checking for hearing loss in the early stages, even if it may not be directly related to tinnitus. It’s essential to highlight that tinnitus is typically not a sign of a serious health problem. Our dedicated team aims to provide you with the best care and support in managing tinnitus, ensuring your overall well-being.
For those with tinnitus, the experience can lead to secondary problems with wellbeing such as depression, anxiety, stress and insomnia. Tinnitus can become the focus for unwanted negative thoughts and can become overwhelming.
While there is no official ‘cure’ for tinnitus, you can develop relief from tinnitus with strategies designed to enable you to live life to the full. You don’t have to ‘just get used to it.’
At the Better Hearing Clinic, our unique approach combines specialist audiological intervention with a bespoke program of psychological support. We can provide assistive devices, including custom earplugs, maskers, or hearing aids. Additionally, Elisabeth Holmes, a qualified hypnotherapist with additional training in psychotherapy, will help you redefine the conscious effect of your tinnitus.
This may include relaxation techniques, guided visualisations and the teaching of a number of strategies to improve your own personal experience of tinnitus. You may also be given free individualised audio recordings to help reinforce the therapy after each session.
Better Hearing Clinic will help facilitate the transition from distress to acceptance using Tinnitus Perception Therapy which selects elements from a wide range of options to best suit your own situation.
All our Hearing Assessments start with a health check. A blocked ear with wax, or other reasons may exaggerate tinnitus or trigger it when it was never there before. The hearing test follows BSHAA (British Society Hearing Aid Audiology) guidelines and is comprehensive. Some individuals with tinnitus will have hearing loss, but having tinnitus does not necessarily mean you will have hearing loss. It will also potentially help us identify the frequency of the sound.
We will potentially have a chance to identify the frequency of the sound. We will provide you with the best advice possible to address your hearing, whether it is NHS or private provision. Using hearing aids has shown to have a positive effect on the level of tinnitus.
Tinnitus Handicap Inventory
At the Better Hearing Clinic, our dedicated team of specialists ensures a thorough approach to your tinnitus management journey. Our experienced therapist will administer a detailed questionnaire at the beginning and end of your therapy sessions. This assessment helps us understand the severity of your symptoms and identify any specific challenges you may be experiencing due to tinnitus.
By gathering this crucial information, we can design a highly tailored and effective treatment plan specifically for you. As you progress through therapy, the follow-up questionnaire serves as a powerful tool to objectively measure the strides you’ve made in managing your tinnitus. This evidence of your progress not only validates the effectiveness of our treatment but also bolsters your confidence in dealing with tinnitus in your daily life.
Maskers are a useful tool for managing the relief for tinnitus. They work by producing white noise to distract from the tinnitus and move it into the background. Many hearing aids have a built-in tinnitus masker, which can be activated by an audiologist. Standalone maskers are also available, some of which are wearable. When used with coping strategies, maskers can be very effective in reducing the severity of tinnitus.
Sound generators & tinnitus apps
Sound generators and tinnitus apps offer alternate sounds like wind and waves. Users control the rhythm and loudness of these sounds. Many people find these apps relaxing and effective for managing tinnitus. These innovative solutions are a popular way to cope with tinnitus and worth considering. In addition, users have the ability to control the rhythm and loudness of these sounds, which can be tailored to their individual preferences.
As a result, many people have found these sound generators and tinnitus apps to be extremely effective in promoting relaxation and managing their symptoms. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful escape or a way to minimise the impact with relief for tinnitus, these innovative solutions are worth considering.
Custom ear plugs
These custom-fit earplugs are designed to provide optimal comfort and an excellent seal. Using an impression of your ears, our expert audiologists create earpieces that fit snugly, ensuring a perfect fit. These earplugs can also be equipped with sound filters to reduce surrounding noise while still allowing you to hear soft speech and important sounds around you. With our custom ear plugs, you can enjoy enhanced hearing protection without compromising on communication and situational awareness.
What does it cost?
Each session cost is £68 and lasts approximately one hour. The number of sessions needed will depend on the severity of the symptoms and by agreement between client and the therapist. A commitment to a minimum of two sessions is required (£136).
We would expect Tinnitus Perception Therapy sessions to provide benefit in about 6 sessions, hence it should not cost you a fortune to see an improvement in your tinnitus experience.
We do not ask for a single fee upfront like a lot of other clinics, because we know everyone’s needs are different. Take the first step towards relief from your tinnitus symptoms today!