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Tinnitus Management

- it's all about removing "Tinnitus Distress"

  • One to one tinnitus management - appointments at my clinic or using Skype

  • For long term or recently acquired tinnitus

  • Hyperacusis and Acoustic Shock Injury (ASI)

  • Anxiety & low mood/depression often associated with distressing tinnitus

  • Measurable outcomes - see Results page

  • 20+ years clinical experience in this field


As well as running tinnitus clinics, I am directly involved in on-going research with the Nottingham Hearing Biomedical Research Unit (NHBRU), part of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) - the leading tinnitus research facility in the UK

Current & future research projects

Tinnitus & Hyperacusis

What is Hyperacusis?
Hyperacusis is oversensitivity to sound, often associated with tinnitus

Why is my tinnitus louder when I first wake up?

For many people, tinnitus is louder on awakening. This is simply because when we awake, neurotransmitters are released that increase levels of arousal to make up us wake up. When arousal levels are already high, as they are when we have distressing tinnitus, loudness perception of tinnitus increases for a short time and then reduces to its previous level as 'waking neurotransmitter activity' falls

3 main areas of activity in the clinic

- for anxiety & depression

Anxiety and/or depression together with distressing tinnitus are inextricably linked. Tinnitus can bring its own anxiety and low mood / depression; however, for some people, anxiety (for example, GAD, OCD, PTSD, Panic) and/or depression are in addition to that caused by the tinnitus alone. Basic tinnitus management is insufficient. The problems are combined, and therefore treatment is ideally combined

For more detailed information about my work in psychotherapy, please visit my Counselling & Psychotherapy website:

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Hearing Therapy

My work in Tinnitus Management evolved from working as a Hearing Therapist.

Hearing Therapy helps people with any one or a combination of:

  • Hearing loss

  • Tinnitus

  • Hyperacusis

  • Balance

Find out more about Hearing Therapy using the link below:

Hearing Therapy

Medico-Legal Tinnitus Management

I provide Tinnitus Management for clients who have been referred to me by solicitors. Tinnitus may have onset due to NIHL; or the client may have been involved in an accident, often a road traffic accident (RTA), and as a result of the accident, the client has acquired tinnitus (noise(s) in the ear(s) and / or head). Whiplash or head injuries are common causes of this. For more information:

Medico-legal Tinnitus Service

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