A Message from Dr. Nagler
Tinnitus (or “ringing in the ears”) affects twenty percent of the population of the industrialized world. In its mildest form, tinnitus is nothing more than an occasional distraction. However, for those individuals with severe tinnitus, the condition can be life-altering. Severe tinnitus can impact concentration, work, family, social activities, and sleep. It can take the joy out of life. The frustration, despair, and depression from the loss of silence combined with the loss of control can be profound.
Fortunately, in almost all cases – even the most severe – tinnitus can be overcome. It can be overcome today. There is no need to wait for the cure of tomorrow to find meaningful lasting relief today. Why suffer even one more day than absolutely necessary? I am not talking about coping with your tinnitus or somehow dealing with it, nor am I talking about achieving temporary relief by masking it with another sound. Rather, I am referring to reaching the point where no matter how loud, no matter how grating, no matter how high-pitched or low-pitched your tinnitus might be, you are largely unaware of it unless you purposely seek it. In short, I am referring to the point where even the loudest and most noxious tinnitus ceases to be an issue in your life. Think about it for just a moment: If you are unaware of your tinnitus, what difference does it make if you have tinnitus? The only reason you knew you had it in the first place is because you became aware of it!