Add a quotable Now no tinnitus patient needs to just suffer in silence.
Mission Hills, Ca. (PRWEB) April 11, 2013
Dr Murray Grossan, of Hydro Med Inc, will describe, “Show and Tell,” the Tinnitus breakthrough to help the person with ringing in the ears, on the Health Watch Radio 97.5 , Monday at 8 p.m. EST, April 15.
Persons with Tinnitus suffer in silence because no one else can hear what they hear. Tinnitus is subjective, meaning only the patient can hear it. But when you have a fractured arm, everyone can see it and even write on the cast! They can even frame a picture of the X ray. That has changed, thanks to the availability of the smart phones and their apps.
The American Tinnitus Association reports that some 50 million Americans have ear noises, Tinnitus. Of these, some ten million suffer from Tinnitus. Part of that suffering is that no one else can “see” what they “hear.” Doctors have no means of objectifying this condition.
This has changed. With today’s smart phone, a user can download the app, try the various Tinnitus sounds available on the app, match the app sound to what they hear, and set the volume. Then they can “show” it to others, “Show and Tell.”
On an emotional level, the ability to demonstrate what is felt has significant benefit. Because Tinnitus is subjective, it may be dismissed as something of no importance. Indeed, some doctors tell the patients to “just live with it.”
This kind of dismissal may feel devastating to the patient. Now, with Show and Tell, the ability to demonstrate the actual Tinnitus has changed the feelings of a patient.
o Doctors now hear what the patient hears.
o Doctors can measure the effect of various therapies.
o The patient can “show” the Tinnitus to others for better understanding.
This same app Tinnitus sound can be used for current therapies of Masking, Inhibition and Biofeedback. For example, in biofeedback the user sets the app Tinnitus sound at a volume lower than the user’s current volume. Then, relaxed, they try to match that of the app sound. With practice, the ringing sound volume is reduced.
Pain is also subjective. The patient points to a scale from one to ten. With “Show and Tell,” the patient with Tinnitus can now demonstrate their symptoms precisely to their therapist.
In the program April 15, Dr Grossan will demonstrate how the “Show and Tell” can be used for healing the ear-ringing problem.
The Ear Ringing Relief app is available for the iPhone at iTunes for the iPhone.
Dr Grossan is one of the originators of biofeedback for Tinnitus. His book, Ringing in the Ear –Tinnitus Relief, is an Amazon best seller.
Health Watch Radio is a weekly program at 97.5 FM hosted by Dr Jacques Doueck. These weekly programs are also available for listeners at http://healthwatchradio.com/page/3/.