Sophrology and Tinnitus and Hyperacusis
Tinnitus is often described as an unexplained ringing or buzzing sound in the ears. It may be soft or loud, high pitched or low pitched. It may come and go suddenly or it may stay. It could be in either one or both ear. And hyperacusis is where everyday sounds are perceived as being too loud or painful. These are perceived as parasite noises that one hears but not by others. In a survey conducted by the JNA Association (Journée Nationale de l’Audition) in 2020, about 37% of the French population, which is about 20 million French, experienced tinnitus.
Tinnitus and hyperacusis are not regarded as diseases, instead, they are in the category of chronic pain symptoms.
Sometimes, tinnitus or hyperacusis doesn’t go away. While some people find it a minor annoyance, others struggle with these symptoms in anxiety, stress, depression, social isolation or develop phonophobia (fear of normal sounds).
I’ve completed my specialised training with AERA (Association of Studies and Research on Tinnitus) with the sophrologist specialised in tinnitus and hyperacusis, Patricia Grevin.
The sophrology techniques I propose to you are specifically adapted for people suffering from tinnitus or hyperacusis. By using dynamic relaxation techniques, practised in full mindedness, sophrology gives a positive impact on your nervous and limbic systems. These are structures of your brain that deal with emotions and behaviour.
The effects are:
Better awareness of the positive side of yourself or your situation
A better command over your emotion
Better control over your reaction.
Sophrology with my specialised and adapted techniques can help you in your treatment for tinnitus and hyperacusis. Some benefits from the method:
Calmer handling of crisis when it arises
Relief your noise experience by taming the sound parasites
Gain back your confidence in the participation of your daily activities
Better sleep quality
Improve your comfort in your daily life
Maintain a happy and serene state of mind
If you wish to know more about sophrology and tinnitus, here is an article of research conducted by Patricia Grevin and her colleagues, published in the scientific review of European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases.
I am trained to work in a multidisciplinary team where each specialist put in our different competence to find the most efficient solutions for your well-being. I will work together with your doctor and/or your other specialists to help reduce the negative impact of these symptoms on your life and to help you lead a healthy life. The earlier you start, the better sophrology will work for you.