PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES AND CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION
In 2005, The Hearing Coach founder Lisa Caldwell went deaf in her right ear and gained buzzing tinnitus. Feeling lost, Lisa began a journey of discovery, researching and trialing a range of tinnitus solutions. She uncovered a natural process called mindfulness meditation which became the key to unlocking a rich and fulfilling life, even with tinnitus. Now certified as a mindfulness meditation instructor, Lisa has developed customizable tools and training designed to improve the lives of millions who struggle with tinnitus every day. Lisa lives in the UK with her husband, Sean and rescue dog, Ziva.
Peter Vernezze, “There is currently no method that can safely and consistently reduce the loudness of tinnitus. But that doesn't mean you are powerless. There is now a substantial body of evidence demonstrating the ability of mindfulness training to reduce tinnitus distress. I am a licensed therapist and qualified teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the gold standard of mindfulness training, through the University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness--one of the few institutes in the U.S. able to certify teachers of MBSR.”
The ATA invests in a quiet future for tinnitus patients. We provide better access to information, education, and resources on the condition, while funding advanced research for improved treatments and cures.
Seth Gillihan is a licensed psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). He was a full-time faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2012, and taught in the Psychology Department at Haverford College from 2012-2015. He has been in private practice since 2012. He is the author of multiple books on mindfulness and CBT, Therapy Advisor with the self-therapy app Bloom, a medical reviewer for Everyday Health, and host of the Think Act Be podcast.
Dr. Hubbard’s CBT program is designed to help us calm down and function better with tinnitus. We learn to hear our tinnitus effectively, without being hijacked by gloom and doom thinking and unrealistic wishes that the sounds would stop. Achieving this ability helps us more calmly and effectively concentrate with tinnitus, relax with tinnitus, sleep with tinnitus. The goal is full recovery from the emotional and attentional burden of tinnitus, to feel and behave like ourselves again!
Dr. James Henry, PhD, audiologist and doctorate in behavioral neuroscience. he received funding of $28 million as principal or co-principal investigator for 43 projects and grants. His most recent book "The Tinnitus Book, Understanding Tinnitus and How to Find Relief" is fabulous and written for everyone who is suffering.