Neurofeedback Therapy is an effective treatment for tinnitus.
Tinnitus, a Latin word meaning “tinkling or ringing like a bell,” is a condition characterized by noises or ringing in the ears when no actual external sound exists. A very common disorder, it is estimated that tinnitus affects about 1 in 6 people or roughly 50 million Americans. The severity of the ringing sound varies greatly in patients and can range from a dull or quiet background sound to levels that are louder than external sounds and cause problems with hearing. Twenty percent of those affected report a significant reduction in quality of life. Tinnitus can be linked to sleep disturbance, difficulty concentrating, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and depression.
Studies have shown that patients suffering from tinnitus can experience abnormal brainwave activity spread across many areas of the brain. By treating the affected areas with neurofeedback, the brain slowly and naturally returns to its normal and regular state.
After neurofeedback, tinnitus sufferers have reported a long-lasting significant reduction in symptoms as well as improved quality of life.
Case studies show that neurofeedback therapy can help patients improve the symptoms of tinnitus, and sometimes eliminate them entirely.