Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
The New Treatment for Tinnitus
We Are One of the Only Certified Providers of Jastreboff Tinnitus Retraining Therapy in Ottawa.
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is a common problem affecting about 17% of the general population around the world, and causes significant suffering in about 4% of the general population. Typically patients are just told “to learn to live with it”, as it is currently not ‘curable’. However, new clinical research has brought about a new treatment for tinnitus that results in significant improvement for more that 80% of the patients treated. This method, called Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT), uses a combination of low level, broad-band noise and counseling to achieve the habituation of tinnitus, wherein the patient is no longer aware of their tinnitus, except when they focus their attention on it, and even then tinnitus is not annoying or bothersome.
Essentially, this therapy teaches you to ignore tinnitus to the point that it no longer bothers you.
Tinnitus is accompanied by hyperacusis in about 40% of the cases. Hyperacusis is a decreased tolerance of sound and can be a serious problem. Some patients experience hyperacusis without tinnitus. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy can restore totally or partially the normal level of sensitivity to sound.