Sam Bennett qualified as a tinnitus counselor in 2007, and further qualified in hypnotherapy, stress management and neuro linguistic programming in 2009, and can provide support and information on tinnitus; its causes; symptoms, and solutions.
Sam has a wealth of experience in hearing assessments, providing Ear Nose and Throat Specialists with audiometric support at the Cov and Warwick Hospital in Warwickshire for 6 years. Sam also provides tinnitus counselling at the hospital, utilizing her diploma in hypnotherapy and psychology to teach skills in diversion techniques, and stress management.
Having provided this service to the local primary care trust for the last three years.
- Sam offers a consultation to discuss your tinnitus
- Provides information and techniques on how to control the symptoms and overcoming the pressure tinnitus can put on your everyday life, and achieving a solution solely for you through cognitive retraining
- Sources equipment that may further alleviate any symptoms.
So if you are looking for relief from your tinnitus, come and see us
Tinnitus Therapy & Management
As part of our tinnitus therapy we carry out a complete hearing assessment including Puretone Audiometry, Tympanometry, Acoustic Reflexes, Otoacoustic Emissions and Speech Discrimination. Specifically for tinnitus assessment we conduct an interview using the Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI). This helps us to grade the severity of your tinnitus beased on a world recognised scoring system. Based on your evaluation we will discuss and implement a treatment plan designed for you. Your tinnitus management plan could include the use of hearing aid amplification, sound therapy and /or behavioral modification therapy. I have a lot of experience helping Patients with tinnitus, this has allowed me to develop different strategies that will provide relief for the majority of people with tinnitus.
Assessments And Medical Clearance
Because tinnitus can be associated with disease of the ear and other anatomical disease. It is important that we find out what the underlying cause of your problem is. More often than not, tinnitus is caused by an underlying hearing loss. Sometimes however it can be caused by other problems that are not appropriate for treatment by us. If we find that your case is not suitable for treatment we would refer you on to an ENT Specialist to rule out any health-related conditions that could be the cause of your tinnitus or could be treated through medical and/or surgical intervention.
There are many options for treatment with tinnitus dependent on the severity and the underlying cause. In many cases, correction of a hearing loss with well fitted hearing aids will eliminate the symptoms of tinnitus. In the cases where this isn't enough we also prescribe sound therapy. Many modern hearing aid devices are combination devices giving amplification and sound therapy.
Sound therapy Treatment
In Cases where there is no hearing loss is or it is not severe enough for treatment. We would prescribe sound therapy devices. Sound therapy has proven to be an effective management tool for many people who suffer from tinnitus that isn't associated with underlying hearing loss.
Let's Talk Tinnitus
What causes tinnitus?
Tinnitus is in fact not a disease or an illness, it is a symptom of an underlying problem. Because tinnitus is a symptom, it is important to understand what the underlying cause is. There is no known cure for tinnitus, however, there are many treatment options.
Who gets tinnitus?
The answer is nearly everyone! Tinnitus is common in all age groups, especially following an exposure to loud noise. Usually though, it is transitory and not a long term issue. Continual tinnitus is actually quite common, about ten per cent of the population suffer with continual tinnitus. However it is usually mild and a non issue for the people who suffer with it. Unfortunately for up to one per cent of adults it is a serious issue that has wide ranging effects on their ongoing quality of life.
What to do if you think you have tinnitus?
First of all let's make it clear that tinnitus is only very rarely an indication of a serious problem. However, it can be, so it is a good idea to come and see us and have it checked out particularly if the onset was sudden or if it is only present in one ear. The key thing is that you shouldn't worry about it, because stress can actually make your tinnitus worse.
Getting an answer helps
Finding out what exactly is going on will help to allay your fears. The condition is very common and there are treatment options.
How we can help
I am fully trained in the management of tinnitus and I can offer support and advice with the goal to helping you take control of your tinnitus. if you would like to speak to us to see how we can support your journey please call us on: 01455 234 600 or email: email@example.com