The clinic recommends cognitive behavioural therapy for people who have experienced tinnitus for less than 3 months and where there is a need for additional support for some patients on our Tinnitus Desensitisation Therapy
Acute Tinnitus Therapy is designed to provide psychological support to people who have had tinnitus for less than 3 months and are struggling with the emotional distress which their tinnitus causes or for those patients who are considering tinnitus treatment but can see that their tinnitus is having a severe impact on their mental health and lives in general.
In the early weeks of tinnitus, the symptoms may disappear without device use and it is important that full treatment only takes place after 3 months when the tinnitus has stabilised and sound therapy can be targeted to the tinnitus tones. Acute Tinnitus Therapy also works well for people who have experienced COVID with Tinnitus.
For patients on Tinnitus Desensitisation Therapy we may recommend therapy with our in-house practitioner, Dr. Julianne Mullen. As the therapy progresses, Dr. Mullen will use therapy which encourages you to develop a relaxation focused approach into a deeper exploration of the potential roots of the anxiety. This positively influences not just your reaction to your tinnitus but also helps with the transferrable tools to manage anxiety in general.
We have a range of payment options available for all tinnitus treatments, including Self Pay, Medical Insurance and Consumer Credit for patients looking to spread the cost of their treatment over a number of months. For more information please visit our paying for treatment page.
Dr. Julianne Mullen is a Dramatherapist, teacher, and theatre practitioner. She works in private practice, healthcare, and education in London. She is a visiting university lecturer in the UK and internationally. One of her specialisms in therapy is treating clients with bothersome tinnitus.
In The Noise Within, Dr. Mullen creates a play set in a therapy session with two separate clients whose emotional health is negatively impacted by their involuntary perception of tinnitus. They are both highly distressed and feel trapped with their symptom. This leads to one client contemplating suicide as being a viable method to enable escape. These common themes of acute anxiety and despair are extracted from Dr. Mullen’s experience in this field of clinical practice and explored through fictional characters. The play also provides an insight into the private world of a therapist to further highlight the universal themes of emotional hardship and self-development.
Dr. Mullen also presents an accessible guide to this innovative therapeutic approach: Exploring belief systems and creating a compassionate therapeutic space to enable the understanding of how life events and ways of thinking contribute to the exacerbation of tinnitus awareness. This user-friendly book provides practice insights and self-help tools to manage tinnitus-related anxiety and provide clients with a realistic and optimistic prognosis for their future.One Day you will tell your story of how you've overcome what you are going through now and it will become part of someone else's survival guide.
You will be provided with a safe and compassionate space to share your experience of tinnitus. As it is an ‘invisible’ condition, you may feel isolated in your suffering and struggle to share your experience with family and friends.
Social engagement, through therapy, is the key ingredient in reducing the effects of fight or flight responses; high anxiety, related to tinnitus perception. Once a heightened states of emotion are regulated, tinnitus perception is reduced.
You will also have space to explore alternative ways of coping with tinnitus that promote wellbeing and self-empowerment. Tinnitus often makes clients feel disempowered and lacking in control over their emotions and lives. These 3 steps provide clients with the resources to disrupt patterns of negative thinking and subsequently reduce unhealthy reactions to their tinnitus perception while waiting for treatment with sound therapy.
Relaxation is key and we will teach you how to relax and use creative meditation as a method of self-regulation, designed to improve healthy sleep patterns, develop emotional wellbeing, introduce/augment self-care practice and experience habituation to tinnitus.