Hypnosis for Tinnitus

Thom Smith, a hypnotherapist, shares an office with Gardner in Pasedena
Hypnosis for Tinnitus
By Thom Smith, Certified Hypnotherapist
August 6, 2013

As a clinical hypnotherapist I find hypnosis to be an excellent treatment for tinnitus. I’ve had a good deal of success with myself as well as my clients.

In 2011, I discovered I had acoustic neuroma, a tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the ear to the brain. Two brain surgeries later, I was back on track. I very successfully used self hypnosis to regain lost motor movement on my right side.

What I couldn’t regain was the hearing in my right ear. You see the connection from the ear to the brain was severed permanently. Even though I was told by my neurosurgeon I would never here in that ear again, I heard plenty.

Yes that constant wine that sounds like a jet aircraft taxing for take off.
Tinnitus was now a part of my life! As my doctors so eloquently put it, “there is no known cure for tinnitus, just deal with it!”

Whether it be mild or total hearing loss, our human brains are wired to look for signals from our ears. When not found, overactive neurons in the brain actually perceive it’s own phantom sound.

With my own personal struggle, eradicating the symptoms of tinnitus became almost a quest. My background with clinical hypnotherapy has done wonders with clients. It was time to put together a protocol specifically for tinnitus.

Who better could design a program that can measure his own success as a case study. I know what worked for me and what didn’t. This is valuable information when helping others. This led to a successful method for myself and my clients.

If the brain can fool itself into hearing sound that isn’t there, we can use hypnosis to teach the brain to ignore it’s perception of what’s not really there.

Although this may sound over simplified, what were doing is teaching the brain to re-focus. Using a trigger to divert your attention away from tinnitus.
Over time new habits form to replace old symptoms with more peaceful results.

Hypnosis for tinnitus is now an integral part of my practice and I look forward to helping more clients in the future.

Thom can be contacted at thom@comforthypnosis.com or call 800-277-1182


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