In my personal experience, I see there being three key steps to supporting the tinnitus patient. A word that seldom gets used when strategically moving from one key area to the next is ‘CONFIDENCE’. Deep confidence in one’s hearing mechanism is vital to beginning the process of tinnitus healing and this can only exist if the following two stages are taken into consideration first.
Last week, I was back in the studio working on further tracks for the T-Minus sound library. For these sessions (which will be included into a new T-Minus series) I enlisted the help of an old friend called Dave Heath. This artist is one of the greatest flute players in the world and one of the three most inspiring musicians that I have ever worked with.
I would advise every tinnitus sufferer to try sound therapy. And eventually, when the tinnitus, begins to dissipate I would encourage you to do the things that make you feel happy; take that train, boat, or plane, and go on that holiday.
It might feel terrifying being in the throes of tinnitus, but you can still take control of this, and navigate your own individual path to wellness.
I was reminded by this fact not long ago whilst talking with a superb mindfulness coach. It really hit a chord with me and I have subsequently thought about this over the last week.
Through my tinnitus life I’ve had to go through many setbacks and dreadfully dark ‘broken’ times that have often scarred and shaped my expressive ‘land’ and ‘sound’ scapes.
Sound therapy was the vehicle I used ostensibly for my tinnitus path to wellness !
I figured early on that as sound’ was the major component in giving me hearing damage / then ‘sound’ could also be a huge factor in the treatment of my tinnitus..... feeding back the sounds from an external source and putting them back into my mind alongside my own noises.
Whilst creating the T-Minus Sound therapy, Rupert was always conscious of using his own experiences of multiple tinnitus sounds, in order to create resources with real value. The sound therapy music in the album ‘Air’ are particularly significant to Rupert and here is why:
We are really excited to launch our new website blog, where we will be able to share our thoughts on tinnitus subjects, information about the T-Minus project and interviews with interesting professionals from around the industry. We love hearing from our app users and from those of you with tinnitus too, so please reach out if you’d like to discuss your tinnitus story.
Wishing you the best,
James & Rupert.