By definition, tinnitus is the perception of noise(s) in the head or ear, which have no external source. Tinnitus is not a disease, or illness, it is a symptom which can be brought on by a mental or physical change, not necessarily related to hearing.
Welcome to T-Minus. If you are new to tinnitus, it’s important you know from the outset that you are not alone. Tinnitus is very common, affecting up to 1 in 8 of the population and sounds can vary greatly from person to person.
Sound Therapy as a general tool is something that millions of people use throughout the world, in fact a recent study showed that 69% of participants utilised music as their key tool for managing stress or their mental health.
Many of you reading this will be doing so because you are struggling with sleep because of your tinnitus. It is common for those with the condition to report difficulty getting to sleep, tinnitus waking them up or not being able to get back to sleep due to tinnitus.
Whilst other tinnitus sound therapies and experiences seek to mask or keep users in homeostasis, to give short term solutions and short-term relief, T-Minus was envisioned for the long-term, to engender pervasive improvements that continue throughout the days, weeks, months and years.
We are founded by highly passionate individuals, on the basis of having HAD tinnitus and not merely observing its negative effects and symptoms. We see this as an invaluable part of the puzzle, and it remains a key motivator for the ongoing success of T-Minus.
The guided meditations are designed to help the wider tinnitus community, but can be utilised for everybody’s relaxation and breathing needs.
A good support network is important whether you have tinnitus or not, it can be incredibly helpful to have someone, or a group of people you can reach out to when you need them. Likewise being that support for someone else can help build powerful emotional connections and further empower your own wellness.
Mindfulness around tinnitus is specifically designed to readdress your relationship with tinnitus. It relies upon the idea of paying attention to your tinnitus, purposely and in the present moment, in order truly understand its effects on you.
Avoiding stress is almost impossible in our daily lives. We all have responsibilities, work deadlines, health concerns and the many other parts of life that can create this stress response.
Meditation can be a simple practice that can easily be implemented into your routine. The benefits are long known and form the basis of numerous meditation styles, from breath work and body scans through to transcendental or mantra styles.