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Table of Contents

I.

Introduction

II.

Chapter 1: The Undeserved Gift of Sensitivity

III.

Chapter 2: Where From and Why?

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IV.

Chapter 3: Choosing The Right Solution

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V.

Chapter 4: Assess Yourself

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VI.

Chapter 5: The Healing Program

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VII. Chapter 6: Track Your Progress

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VIII. Chapter 7: Keep Up The Good Work!

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Questions and Answers

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Conclusion

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Introduction
Shut your eyes and picture yourself in your most restful spot. Imagine yourself there, the sounds
you love all around you. The singing of birds, the laughter of children, the sounds of a waterfall
or the quiet stillness of life itself. Actually, don't close your eyes so you can keep reading about
how you can really enjoy the sounds of the world around you once more even if you suffer
from tinnitus. By the time you have finished this book, you will no longer be yourself. This book
can help you find a better life for yourself, one where you can be more relaxed, more at peace,
more in tune with the world and, above all, completely and utterly happy. If this sounds like it is
all too good to be true, take heart because everyone has the potential within them to cure their
own tinnitus and to reclaim their hearing and their life!

According to the American Tinnitus Association, people who experience tinnitus describe hearing
different and sometimes variably changing and intertwining sounds like ringing, hissing, static, crickets,
screeching, sirens, whooshing, roaring, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, clicking, dial tones, and even
music. If you have experienced the stress of living with tinnitus for any length of time, then you
know how it can affect your life. It takes the joy out of the things you used to love doing, like
going out to dinner, visiting with friends and family, or going to the movies or theater.

The Tinnitus Terminator is a specially designed 30-day program that aims to help people
suffering from tinnitus stop the annoying, depressing sound they hear ringing in their ears each
and every day. In this guided program you will discover a series of audio files with fully
researched tracks and sounds that are meant to help ease and ultimately remove all symptoms of
tinnitus.

The techniques used in this program are simple and easy to follow and all represented in a
friendly format for anyone who wants to use them. There is no need for a medical background
and there will be no fancy words or complex medical jargon to struggle through. We want to
help you relieve your symptoms and get your life back! As a tinnitus patient you will have access
to:

An initial evaluation questionnaire to gauge severity on an individual level and to get


recommendation on which sound recording will work best for your unique needs and
situation.

An easy to follow schedule for the audio therapy that can be tailored and adjusted to fit
your personal schedule and routine, making it enjoyable instead of a hassle.

An individual progress sheet so you can track your progress and stay motivated each and
every day.

Categorized lists for the sound therapy sessions all based on the area of the brain they
work on and how you can maximize your results.

An FAQ list that describes how tinnitus disrupts the ear canals, as well as known causes
for the disease and suspected culprits.

A unique and specially destined How To section that provides you with valuable
resources and advice on how to protect your hearing.

This program uses sound therapy to physically re-train how your brain works cutting off
tinnitus without the drawbacks of drugs, doctor visits or surgery. Youll stimulate the parts of
your brain responsible for properly perceiving sound and even cure your tinnitus within 30
days.

You have all the necessary tools to get your hearing back on track,
but you will also need to give yourself a push of optimism for the
program to work. You have nothing to lose but your tinnitus and
everything to gain in a clearer, more enjoyable world. So ask
yourself: are you a glass half full or half empty kind of person?
Because if you feel like the glass is always half empty, youre
starting on the wrong foot. Keep your heart open and your mind
positive and lets get started!

Chapter 1
The Undeserved Gift of Sensitivity

Many people compare tinnitus to the soaring sensation in the ear that feels like they are slowly
going deaf. Sounds are muffled and harder to distinguish. The buzzing and noises in the ear
drown out the true sound around, sending one into a disorienting place where sounds are
garbled and distorted. Severe or prolonged cases of tinnitus can lead to partial or complete
hearing loss over time. According to the Hear-It Association, a study based on self-reported data
from 2,800 participants showed that tinnitus affected almost 25 percent of the adults of the study,
with 9 percent suffering from moderate to severe tinnitus. The study also showed that the impact
of tinnitus on the quality of life increases with its severity.

This is the unfortunate and unfair curse of tinnitus. You may feel like you are alone in your
suffering and trials and struggles, but that is far from the truth. Many people suffer from tinnitus
each and every day; even some very famous people in history struggled with tinnitus and related
hearing loss. One of the most notable of these is famous musician Beethoven.

Beethoven

was

man

who

possessed

an

extraordinary gift for music. However, as fate would


have it, he was destined to suffer from gradual
deafness, which began early in his life around the age
of 26. All his life, Beethoven struggled with hearing
issues and gradual hearing loss, and by the end of his
life his hearing had completely deteriorated.

He suffered from a severe form of tinnitus that made it hard for him to fully perceive musical
sounds and distinguish noises and sounds from the clamor in his own ears. This caused him a
great deal of stress and trauma, and very early into his struggle with the disorder, he began to
retreat into himself and at times went out of his way to avoid conversations, crowds, and social

events. Beethoven kept to himself as much as possible and towards the worst years of his battle
with tinnitus he barely left his home or had any interaction with anyone. Amazingly enough, it
was not until after he began losing his hearing that Beethoven began to create some of his most
famous, inspirational, and moving pieces.

Beethoven fought the illness and tried to cope and overcome, but he struggled as his hearing
continued to deteriorate to the point where he was mostly deaf, save for the roar in his ears. His
determination to persevere and press on was strong and he continued to embrace the thing he
loved most in life music. His music was his passion and his love, what made him feel whole. It
has been said that Beethoven felt the most frightening part of his hearing loss was that the
tinnitus threatened to take that music away. This is why he fought it and refused to let it steal
away his passion and his love in life. Even as his hearing continued to fail he kept doing what he
loved. There is a frequently told story that, when he held the premier event for his Ninth
Symphony, Beethoven had to be physically turned around by a member of the orchestra because
he could not hear the sound of the thunderous applause that the crowd was giving him. Even at
this stage of his hearing loss, he kept looking for the good things in his life.

Historians and those who were closest to the musical genius have reported that Beethoven used
a number of ingenious tricks and pieces of technology to help him overcome his tinnitus and
deal with his hearing loss. One thing Beethoven did was learn to recognize the note and tone of
every key on the piano based on its location. This allowed him to play the song in his head as he
remembered what the notes sounded like and then simply assign the right key on the piano to
that tone. It is also said that he would use a variety of ear horns to help him hear better; he even
had some specially made for him.

Another unique trick Beethoven came up with to help him overcome the communication barriers
that existed was a series of conversation books, many of which survived to this day. These
documents recorded his views on his own music, how it should be performed, along with many
other intimate thoughts on life and creation. These pieces of writing have been a source of
invaluable information and insight to historians. Only a handful of these books remain, although
some historians and experts think that as many as 400 such volumes were created and used. No

one really knows what became of hundreds of these books, but we do know that Beethoven used
his own creativity and genius to come up with a way to beat his tinnitus and continue living his
life.

However, like any human who suffers from a devastating condition for long enough, Beethoven
began to sink into a depression. In late 1802, he became very depressed and even considered
committing suicide several times. Instead of taking his own life, he fortunately left Vienna and
went to stay in the small Austrian town Heiligenstadt. It was there that he wrote the
Heiligenstadt Testament, in which he promised himself that he would continue living through
his music and his artistic and creative goals. He kept on composing his music and doing what he
loved and what brought him joy, even as his hearing continued deteriorating to the point where
he was basically deaf. After a failed attempt in 1811 to perform his own Emperor Concerto, he
never performed in public again. Being the strong individual he was, Beethoven continued to
write music, creating some of his most famous and well-known pieces. One of his most
acclaimed symphonies, the 9th Symphony in D Minor, was actually written during the darkest
years of his struggle with hearing loss. Famous American author and political activist Helen
Keller was intensely touched by this bountiful piece, to which it addressed the following words:

Despite all his best efforts, Beethoven never cured himself of his tinnitus and left this world with
little hearing left. Fortunately, things have changed. Medical advances have brought us far in
time since Beethoven composed his last piece of music and we now have access to the best
medicine and research along with a better understanding of what tinnitus is, how it works, and
how to cure it. It truly is inspirational to see how one man embraced his circumstances and used
them to motivate himself to do better things and fight for and reach his goals and dreams. You
can do the same if you are willing to embrace your life and learn how to cure yourself from your
tinnitus. It can be challenging and frustrating at times, but it can be done and it can change your
life! Beethovens life story and struggle are the expression of the unrelenting drive to overcome
obstacles which we should possess and guide ourselves by. Let Beethoven be your inspiration as
you make your way through this protocol and discover how you can cure your tinnitus without
all the drugs and medication!
If there is one thing to take away from Beethoven's story and struggle is that this type of ailment
is never your fault and that you do not have to suffer alone. Tinnitus and hearing loss can hit
anyone; you could be rich or poor, a genius or a regular person popular or an outcast, it does not
matter and it comes as an undeserved gift. Why are we referring to this as a gift when many
would see it as a curse? It teaches one how to tackle the challenges that life brings along and,
more importantly, how to prevail over these challenges. With a little bit of help and
understanding, you can learn to look at your tinnitus as a blessing rather than a curse!

One very important thing you need to realize before we go any further is the importance of
overcoming your impediments, regardless of what everyone around might think. You likely have
heard it all from friends and family and well-meaning people time and time again. They say that
that it is hopeless, that tinnitus cannot be cured, that youre overreacting. They tell you that you
need to just accept your fate or that you should get used to it and get on with your life in the best
way that you can. They most likely tell you to not get your hopes up and simply try to find a way
to make due day by day. You also get told time and time again that you should only do what
your doctor tells you and follow his prescriptions rigorously. They really do mean well and in
most cases they just dont want you to get hurt or be disappointed, but what they do not
understand is that there is always hope and there is always a way.

You do have the power to cure yourself. Something as simple and accessible as a set of audios
can make a difference and reverse the effects of tinnitus for good! Despite what everyone has
been telling you, there is something you can do about your tinnitus cure it! It really can be that
easy and it can be that wonderful, so what have you got to lose?
As a tinnitus sufferer you have been given the undeserved gift of sensitivity, just like the solitary
genius Beethoven. Instead of taking it and letting it control you, why not take back control over
your life? Instead of seeing it as a curse, why not take it as a blessing and a gift that can show and
teach you things about yourself you never were aware of? Instead of seeing it as a failure on your
part, why not look at it as a life lesson of survival and self-preservation? This guide book will
teach you how to heal your ears and keep other possible ear afflictions at bay.

Tinnitus is a serious affliction, but that doesnt mean curing it cannot be a fun process! Keep your eyes
peeled for the wonders of the world: the amusing, the intriguing, the insightful. It will help divert your
thoughts from your condition easier. Keep your eyes peeled for the fun facts from each chapter. Youll
discover snippets of cool information that will surely put a smile on your face!

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Chapter 2
Tinnitus: Where From and Why?

In World War I parrotswere kept on the EiffelTower in Parisbecauseof their


remarkablesense of hearing.When the parrots heardenemy aircraft,
they warnedeveryoneof the approachingdangerlong before
any human earwould hearit.

When someone is first diagnosed with tinnitus they want to know what it is, how it manifests,
and how they can live with this disorder. Tinnitus is a very common condition- it's not a disease
or an illness, and it affects an estimated 50 million in the US alone. People want to know what
their condition is because naming it and understanding

it makes it seem real and less of an

intangible thing. In order to fight against something, you have to be able to see it, touch it, and
understandsymptoms.

difficult to do when you are fighting a disease that has no obvious


By naming and understanding

exterior

your condition you can be better prepared to fight

against it.

The roots of this condition are not exactly known but we can start with a basic understanding
the condition and its symptoms.

of

Tinnitus derives from the Latin word tinnitus which means

"ringing."

The medical definition

for the condition

is the perception

of sound within the human

ear

commonly referred to as a ringing of the ears when there is in fact no external sound at all.

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Medical experts stress that tinnitus is not a disease, but rather it is a condition that can be caused
by or made worse because of a wide range of underlying causes or stimuli.

Though tinnitus means "ringing," that is only one of many sounds that a person can hear when they are
suffering from this condition.

So far, two distinct forms of tinnitus have been discovered. Mayo Clinic specialists discuss these
two versions of tinnitus as subjective and objective. Subjective tinnitus refers to the sounds only
you can hear. This is the most common type of tinnitus. It can be caused by ear problems in your
outer, middle or inner ear. It can also be caused by problems with the hearing (auditory) nerves
or the part of your brain that interprets nerve signals as sound (auditory pathways).

Objective tinnitus refers to the sounds your doctor can hear as well, upon examination. This
rare type of tinnitus may be caused by a blood vessel problem, an inner ear bone condition or
muscle contractions.

Tinnitus Factors

There are several possible causes and factors that can make someone prone to developing this
disorder. A number of health conditions can cause or worsen tinnitus, but in many cases, an
exact cause is never found or conclusively diagnosed.

One of the most commonly cited causes of tinnitus is inner ear cell damage. Tiny, delicate hairs
line the inner ear and these hairs move in relation to the pressure and movement of sound waves
as they pass through the ear. This triggers the cells to send out electrical signal by means of the

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auditory nerve directly to your brain.


Your brain interprets these signals as sound and then processes them. If these hairs inside
become damaged, bent, or broken, they can misfire the nerve impulses, thus sending random
electrical impulses to your brain- causing the noises, ringing, and sounds associated with
tinnitus. Other causes of tinnitus are closely associated with other ear problems, chronic health
problems or diseases, and injuries or conditions that involve the nerves and the brain.

The human year confines an intricate mechanism in which every single element plays an integral role in
the process of your hearing. Just think about the fact that the eardrum moves less than a billionth of an
inch in response to sound. The precision and fragility of our hearing system is astounding.

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Common Causes for Tinnitus

In a good number of cases diagnosed, tinnitus is caused by these main conditions:

Age-related hearing loss. It is very common for hearing to worsen as you age, and

with

most people this begins somewhere around age 60 if there are not other factors or conditions to
make age hearing loss start sooner. Hearing loss can cause tinnitus as the brain tries to
overcompensate for the loss of sound receptions. The medical term for this type of hearing loss is
presbycusis.

Exposure to loud noise. Being

exposed to loud noises like gun fire, loud music, or

equipment over an extended period of time is a common source of noise-related hearing loss.
Sitting nearby loudspeakers at concerts (which can reach about 120 decibels) can damage your
hearing in just 7.5 minutes! This is also why many people report a ringing or a muffled feeling in
the ears after attending a loud concert or being close to firework displays. Tinnitus caused by
short-term exposure like this usually goes away; long-term exposure will often lead to
permanent and irreversible damage.

Earwax blockage. As a naturally produced substance, earwax helps to protect your ear canal
by trapping dirt and serving as a barrier against bacteria. When too much earwax accumulates
and becomes hard to wash out and clean away, it can lead to hearing loss or irritation of the
eardrum. This irritation can oftentimes lead to varying degrees of tinnitus.

Ear bone changes. Stiffening of the middle ear bones can happen over time and this may
affect your hearing. If the bones stiffen and twist into an odd position this can affect your hearing
and cause tinnitus. Tinnitus caused by abnormal bone growth tends to run in families and can
start at any age.

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Other Causes of Tinnitus

Some less common causes of tinnitus have also been noted and these include:

Meniere's disease. Tinnitus

is thought to possibly be an indicator of Meniere's disease, a

disorder that affects the inner ear and may be caused by an imbalance in the ear fluid pressure
and flow. This condition can lead to tinnitus developing or it can make existing tinnitus even
worse.

TMJ disorders. Problems that are associated with the joint on either side of your head the
temporomandibular joint is where your jawbone meets your skull. Stiffness, grinding, and
misalignment of this joint can cause tinnitus and noise disturbances. This condition, combined
with tinnitus, can be very draining as the noise of tinnitus is combined with the popping and
grinding of the jaw with each and every movement.

Head and neck injuries. Trauma to the neck or head can affect the inner ear or the centers
of the brain that control hearing. These injuries are usually caused by impacts such as trips and
falls, accidents, or other injuries where the head is hit hard. Injuries like these generally cause
tinnitus in only one ear on the side of impact but severe head trauma can result in symptoms in
both ears. It is important to note that a head or neck injury can have immediate symptoms as
well as ones that take longer to show up, which means tinnitus can develop long after the injury.

Acoustic neuroma. This is a benign tumor that develops on the cranial nerve that connects
the brain and ears and controls volume sensitivity and processing of sound waves. It is not fully
understood what causes the tumor to form but it is known that the pressure it puts on the nerves
and blood vessels can impact the auditory receptors. Also called vestibular schwannoma, tinnitus
in this situation is usually limited to just one ear.

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Blood Vessel Disorders Linked to Tinnitus

In very rare cases, tinnitus is caused by a blood vessel disorder. The medical profession is still
trying to understand this apparent correlation and understand how the two are connected. This
type of tinnitus is called pulsatile tinnitus and it is thought to be caused by:

Tumors in the head or neck. A tumor in the head or neck can press on blood
vessels and compress them, causing a change in blood flow in the neck and head. That change
in pressure and flow can cause tinnitus as well as other symptoms to occur.

Atherosclerosis. With age and the impact of bad cholesterol, major blood vessels near
the middle and inner ear can stiffen and lose the ability to flex or expand with each heartbeat.
That causes more pressure with every heart beat and greater pressure on your inner ear. You
can usually hear your heartbeat all the time, not just after a lot of strenuous activity this
makes people hyper sensitive and more prone to other tinnitus symptoms.

High blood pressure. Any condition that increases blood pressure can make tinnitus
more noticeable and pronounced. Things such as stress, alcohol, and caffeine will increase the
power, intensity, and duration of tinnitus symptoms. Both ears are usually affected by this
type of tinnitus unless there is blockage or some other condition also at work.

Malformation of capillaries. A condition called arteriovenous malformation


(AVM) can lead to odd blood flow and inner ear noises. This type of tinnitus most often is
detected in only one ear.

Medication that May Determine the Emergence of Tinnitus

Many people are surprised to hear that their tinnitus might be caused or greatly affected by the
medications that they are taking. There are several medications that are thought to be linked to
tinnitus and as a general rule, the higher the dose of medication, the worse tinnitus becomes.
Often the symptoms disappear or subside greatly when you stop using these drugs. Medications
known to cause or worsen tinnitus include:

Antibiotics like polymyxin B, erythromycin, vancomycin and neomycin


Cancer medications such as mechlorethamine and vincristine

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Water pills (diuretics) such as bumetanide, ethacrynic acid or furosemide


Quinine medications used for malaria or other health conditions
Certain antidepressants
Aspirin taken in uncommonly high doses (usually 12 or more a day)

Foods That Impact Tinnitus

The food you eat, what you drink, and other lifestyle habits can impact your tinnitus symptoms.
In order to help you manage and ultimately cure your tinnitus, you must find out if there are
some food triggers that might be affecting the severity of your tinnitus. Here are some food and
drink culprits that can lead to a worsening of tinnitus symptoms.

Caffeine
Caffeine has a wide range of stimulant and other effects on the body,
many of which can aggravate and worsen any underlying health
conditions. Research studies have shown that caffeine can actually
make tinnitus worse in people who already suffer from the
condition as one of its main consequences is related to hyper activity
of the central nervous system. This in turn can make tinnitus symptoms significantly worse, more
noticeable and more prolonged. Avoiding or reducing the intake of caffeine by carefully
considering what food and drink is consumed is an important step to take in treating tinnitus.

Sugar
Sugar, another very common stimulant, may also need to be cut back or eliminated from your
diet in order to help lessen your tinnitus symptoms. Sugar can aggravate health conditions like
diabetes and blood pressure, causing a direct impact on the severity and duration of your
tinnitus flare-ups.

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Alcohol
Alcohol is another substance that you can cut back on or eliminate from your diet to improve
tinnitus symptoms. Alcohol increases blood pressure, which increases the force of the blood as it
is pumped throughout the body. Alcohol can also lead to a dilation of the blood vessels, causing
an increase in the amount of pressure near the ears. This increase in pressure causes a more
pronounced heart beat and rushing sound in the ears.

Nicotine
Nicotine, while it is not technically a food or drink, is another common trigger for tinnitus. This
presents another reason to quit smoking as soon as possible in order to reduce and limit your
symptoms. A reduction of your tinnitus is just one more health benefit you can gain from
kicking the habit. If you are not ready to totally give up the cigarettes yet, then try and cut back
on the amount that you smoke each day and wean yourself down as much as you can. Cutting
back your nicotine intake by half or more could do wonders for your tinnitus and your overall
health too.

Battling Tinnitus and Staying Healthy

This is a common and frustrating condition that can significantly affect your
quality of life, especially if you deal with it on an ongoing basis for a long
period of time. Although it will affect you differently than it will others, if
you have tinnitus you also likely have experienced:

Fatigue

being tired and worn out mentally and physically from the

strain of living life with a hearing impairment. You can fight this by keeping
a moderate exercise routine and making sure you get out and do things you
enjoy as often as you can.

Stress the worry, fear, and uneasiness that comes from having one of your senses limited and
feeling alone. Fighting stress is a big part of dealing with tinnitus. An easy way to stay calm and

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relaxed is to meditate, practice yoga, and do things you enjoy that help you relax.

Sleep problems due

to discomfort, noises, pressure, pain, and the symptoms associated

with most cases of tinnitus. Look for triggers that may be making sleep difficult and make
changes to your routine and lifestyle to help promote good sleep habits.

Trouble concentrating attention disorders, lack of focus, and mental lapses are common.
It can be hard to focus when you are in pain, but an easy way to combat this is to try and exercise
your brain every day. Work on puzzles, play word games, and try to learn something new each
and every day.

Memory problems recollection and recall can be slowed and it can be harder to remember
things, even after just being told because it is difficult to hear. Memory can improve as your
attitude and outlook changes so try and look for the silver lining each day and find something
you can be thankful for. When you have a positive outlook your brain can function better and
your memory will improve.

Depression feeling helpless, alone, and forgotten is common for those who feel isolated by
their hearing problems. Spending time with people you love and staying involved with hobbies
and activities that you enjoy is one of the best ways to fight depression. Even if you might not
feel like it, making yourself try to keep up with your hobbies and activities can be a huge help.

Anxiety and irritability being stressed by sounds and noises in your


head can affect your mind and focus and make you feel on edge all the time.
Utilizing all the tips offered so far can be a big help and can make it easier to
get through the tinnitus flare ups and can help make you less anxious and
irritable during those difficult moments. Treating these linked conditions may
not affect tinnitus directly, but it can help you feel better and get back the
quality of life you want and deserve. That is one of the main focuses of this
program to help you cure your tinnitus and get back to enjoying life once more.

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Diagnosis

Getting the diagnosis with tinnitus can be a real blow to some people and everyone reacts to it
differently. It is important to remember everyone handles news like this differently and everyone
needs time to adjust and accept that their life is changing. Having to discover, all of a sudden,
that you are suffering from what appears to be a permanent condition can sometimes be
perceived as dramatically as the loss of a dear one. In which case, it is advised to look for a
coping method that will enable you to move on as fast and as healthy as possible. However, in
order to actually get better and not just feel better, you need to understand the hullaballoo of
thoughts and emotions you are experiencing now with reference to your tinnitus.
A highly popular theory, mostly used in cases of loss and grief and in the implementation of
change management strategies, is DABDA the grief cycle developed by psychiatrist Elisabeth
Kubler-Ross, which stands for Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. You
surely must have heard about it, but have you ever considered applying it in your own, real-life
situations? This grief cycle is used nowadays in various situations, not only in those of coping
with a loved ones death.

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The stages of

acceptance start with denial. This is where you tell yourself that there really is

nothing wrong with you. That it will soon come to pass, that its just a thing. At this stage,
after getting the diagnosis, it is common to try and ignore it, deny it, and tell yourself that the
doctor is wrong and that you are not really in that bad of a condition. This is a common phase
and it is a very emotional time for people since they are still in shock over their diagnosis.

It then progresses to

anger

and the feelings of betrayal, fear and unfairness that come with a

medical diagnosis. You may feel angry at yourself, others, God, the doctors, or just the world at
large. It is okay to feel these things. If a loved one is working through this stage, you need to be
there for them but understand they have to cope on their own terms. There is no set time period
for how long someone should stay in this stage, but it should not disturb their normal activities
and life for an extended period of time.

Next is

bargaining.

This is the point where you try to make deals with yourself or some

higher power to take away your condition. You can try to bargain with yourself, saying that
youll change another aspect of your life if you can only get through this one. But many people
try to bargain with a higher authority, promising God that they will change their ways and
become better persons if He takes their condition away.

This all proceeds to the next stage, which is the inevitable feeling of

hopelessness,

often

followed by depression. This can be one of the hardest stages to work through and it usually
takes place when you are in need of help the most. At this point, it is very important to have
someone by your side and truly understand that you are not struggling with tinnitus by yourself.
If you have few relatives and friends or none, make sure to go through the solutions presented
below this section. Make sure to constantly talk to your friends and family, express your feelings
on a constant basis and reach out for every helping hand. You never know which kind word or
inspiring advice might do the trick!

The last stage is acceptance. This is where you finally come to terms with your diagnosis. You
are no longer trying to deny it or fight it, but rather decide to live your life to the fullest and do
anything you can to endure and to beat the diagnosis, rather than letting it beat or control you.

These stages may happen all at the same time, within a few days or weeks, or each stage may
take months to get through. It is only after you have accepted your diagnosis that you can begin

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to take steps to actually make a difference and take back control of your life

Solutions

There are plenty of ways in which you can successfully cope with the shock and dismay of your
diagnosis. No matter if you are facing this by yourself or with the help of close ones, taking extra
measures for your own well-being is always a good idea.

Meditation. The practice of meditation has been known to provide effective results for
hundreds upon hundreds of years. And its such an uncomplicated and handy task for
you! There are plenty of meditating techniques and breathing exercises which you only
need to perform once a day, for five minutes, to get your dark thoughts cleared out and
your mind back in peaceful balance. Heres a quick starting guide for you, which you can
later on explore and enhance your meditative skills:

Breathing
Get comfortable, close your eyes and start observing your own breathing: how it feels to
draw air in through your nose, down into your lungs and back out again through your
mouth. No need to control your breathing in any way. Simply watch. And Listen. Soon
enough, you will experience a soothing feeling as you acknowledge the rhythm and
substance of your own breathing.

Mindfulness
This type of meditation enables you to be fully present in the
moment by bringing your attention to the sensations within
your body. Youve already focused on your breath. Now it is
time to allow yourself to become aware of other sensations
how youre sitting, where you experience tension, tingling or
ease. The goal is to become a neutral observer of the
processes related to your own body. Try not to analyze
anything you experience or any thought that passes through

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your mind. Simply observe, feel and listen.

Empty Mind
This technique is meant to enable you to become aware of the happenings around you
without any specific focus. Sit quietly and comfortably with your eyes closed and allow
thoughts to float freely in and out of your mind. As they come and go, observe them with
no judgment, no pondering and no lingering. You are a silent watcher; see where the trail
of thoughts leads you. Five minutes per day of each and/or one single technique will
positively impact your well-being and, consequently, your recovery process.

Support groups. One

of the hardest things about tinnitus is there is no obvious

external symptoms and those coping with the condition often feel alone and isolated.
Being able to share your experience with others who have tinnitus may be helpful and
you can choose either face to face or online support groups.

Keeping a diary. Not only is it good practice and a nice past time, keeping a regular
diary helps you overcome more issues in your life than you might possibly imagine.
It has been scientifically proven that by writing down each night, for a whole month, ten
things that made you happy in the course of the day, you stand great chances of
becoming happier. This happens because your subconscious starts becoming more aware
of the positive things occurring in your life. You can start by general things, such as:
1) My parents are alive and well.
2) I live in a beautiful home.
And then progressively dive deeper, into particular events or details, things that you
wouldnt usually bother recollecting, such as:
1) I found an empty parking space right across my workplace, where its usually packed by the
time I get to the office.
2)

I helped an old lady cross the street and her touching smile of gratitude filled me with
emotion.

You are soon to discover that the path towards healing is paved with many small,
apparently insignificant things, which put all together make for all the change in the
world!

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Chapter 3
Choosing the Right Solution

The ears malleus, incus and stapes (otherwise known as the hammer, anvil and
stirrup) are the smallest bones in the human body. All three together could fit
together on a penny.

There are many options out there if you were to search for treatments and cures for tinnitus, each
one promising to offer the best results. One of the most commonly recommended treatments is a
system called Neuromonics. While it sounds promising when you first start reading about it,
there are many drawbacks to this system that makes it unavailable to many people.
Neuromonics has been a genuine breakthrough in terms of treating tinnitus and its related
symptoms. Generally speaking, it is one of the leading hearing impairment treatments on the
market. The Neuromonics device, oftentimes called a Neuromonics Processor, is a small medical
device accompanied by earphones, which delivers a complex series of acoustic signals embedded
in music at a comfortable listening level. The sound stimulates a wide range of hearing and
emotional pathways, as well as sending impulses to the autonomic nervous system of the brain
which in turn, decreases disturbance from tinnitus over the course of the treatment.

Neuromonics Fees and Costs

Upon entering the market, Neuromonics devices were commercialized by a large number of
providers; however, they were sold at an expensive price. As if that was not enough, you had to
pay for more than just the device itself. There are an abundant supply of accessories and
additional pieces that the device cant work without and this all adds to the costs. It is quite
possible to end up paying thousands of dollars to be able to simply give the Neuromonics
treatment a try.

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Here's how the fees can stack up:

First, in order to get a Neuromonics system, you will have to

secure an appointment at an audiology clinic or someplace that specializes in Neuromonics so


you can be diagnosed. Once the diagnosis has been given, which does not take much at all as far
as testing and review, you and the audiologist will sit down and discuss the various treatment
options that are available. This will cost you a pretty penny and you can easily expect to spend
somewhere in the hundreds for this initial appointment depending on your insurance plan and
coverage.

The next step is to get the physical evaluation to determine the extent of your condition, the
severity of your symptoms, and to begin planning a specific treatment plan for your tinnitus. For
this part of the process they will likely place you in a special sound proof audio booth where you
will be subjected to a range of sounds, tones, pitches, and wave lengths in order to localize your
tinnitus and pinpoint the cause and seriousness of your condition. This phase alone can cost $500
or more and you have not even started any actual treatment yet. You have already potentially
paid close to a thousand dollars<and it's only getting started.

The Neuromonics device on its own can costs anywhere between $3000 and $4000. As if that was
not painful enough on the bank account, the device alone will not do you any good without the
audio files, a treatment plan, therapy schedule, and follow-up check-ups. All of this is by no
means cheap and will add more to your Neuromonics treatment cost this part alone will
probably cost you another thousand, if not more!

At this stage of the treatment, when they finally start to get to the actual treatment stage, many
patients end up wondering:

How much of this expense will be covered by the plan and


insurance I currently have? What happens if the Neuromonics
device doesnt work for me? Will I get a refund or will I have to eat
the cost?

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These are all very good questions and unfortunately the answers are usually not the best of news
for someone looking at Neuromonics as a treatment option. Despite the huge leap of faith and
financial investment required, a Neuromonics device does not have a 100% success rate. 90% yes,
but what happens if you fall into that 10% yourself? And these are only the recorded statistics we
have so far. Not everyone can be helped and not all patients are satisfied with the treatment.
Worst of all, far too few doctors will acknowledge this sensible fact and many seem to downplay
the drawbacks and to focus only on the perks and benefits without giving it a second thought to
the fact that the patient is about to invest serious money, perhaps his life savings, into a device
that may or may not work on him.

As Dr. Barbara Jenkins from Advanced Audiology Inc. says it herself: Sometimes not all patients
are going to benefit from the Neuromonics device... If you have a patient with a specific type of hearing loss
that is outside the typical range, that is another time to talk to the audiologist at Neuromonics and give
them the specific details. It may or may not be a precluding factor for that patient, and if it is, then you
need to sort out different treatments that that patient may use.

This statement undoubtedly makes room for the question: What if I am one of the patients for
whom the Neuromonics will not work? What else is there?

Finding the Sun after the Storm

When considering the possible tinnitus treatment options, you may well feel like giving up and
accepting that it is hopeless to try and cure yourself. However, theres no reason to panic. Many
people have dealt with their tinnitus, found relief, and have been able to enjoy a fairly normal
and satisfying life.

The Tinnitus Terminator program has been designed to help you defeat the condition and take
back control of your life: responsibly, easy and as fast as possible. Although you have it all laid
out for you in this very book, one of the most important barriers you need to conquer is the
psychological one, the main factor that compounds the symptoms and is thought to possibly
even trigger tinnitus. Without it, your efforts will be in vain.

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In your shoes there have been others. Just like you, they have sought high and low for a cure and
they have prevailed. Just like you will too. You can be like one of these brave souls who took a
stand against tinnitus and fought it until the end. These are genuine stories, recounted by
genuine tinnitus warriors.

Joan, 49 Asheville, North Carolina.

Although Ive spent most of my adult life working in a loud, crowded old diner, it would be wrong of me to
say I havent had an enjoyable, eventful life. For over twenty years I have spent 12 or more hours a day in a
noisy kitchen. I also have two Cocker Spaniels that I love, however they bark all the time so much so that
at times they give me a headache. It was about five years ago that I experienced the first major tinnitus
episode. It started as the dogs were doing their normal barking welcoming me home from a long day at
work, and for the first time in the seven years I have had them, the sound of their barking seemed
unbearable! Ever since that experience, it was physically painful to have the dogs around anymore because
their barking hurt my ears so much. I loved them so much and it killed me to even consider that I was
getting to the point of facing the option of having to give them away, which was as unbearable as the
thought of having to live with the horrible sound and the barking. But it wasnt just the dogs; every once in
a while, especially in the evenings, the regular, muffled outdoor sounds would stab like a hot knife right
into my head. And sounds like loud police cars or ambulance sirens brought me to tears.

I went to a number of audiology clinics and specialists, but to no avail. Some of the doctors told me to try
the Neuromonics device, but there was no way I could afford it, and the other half of experts I talked to
suggested some therapies to help ease the tinnitus symptoms but that could not serve as a remedy. I didnt
know what to do, it was like everyone was telling me to just deal with it but I didnt want to deal with it,
I wanted it to be gone. I was feeling so depressed and downtrodden until one day I heard a client in the
diner talking about the same type of problem and a miraculous program hed found on the internet. Of
course I had to strike up a conversation and ask him about the treatment. Within a week I had started the
audio sessions and, to my utter surprise and joy, it worked! The insufferable noises stopped and now I am
back to enjoying life and making the most of the time I have with my dogs. I wanted to let others know that
this audio program does work and it does cure tinnitus!

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Charles, 57 Cotulla, Texas.

I have always been a very busy person. I work in the life insurance business and have a beautiful home in
an active neighborhood. I enjoy being active with my wife and two kids. About three years ago, I had to
take my 15 year-old boy to an out of town rock concert since he did not have his license and could not
attend the event by himself. I wasn't thrilled with the idea because rocknroll isnt exactly my thing, but I
wanted to make my son happy so off we went. Sitting in the front row, far too close to the giant speakers, I
was doing okay aside for the typical ringing and numbness from the noise, but then at a particular guitar
riff, it felt like something broke inside my year. A little pop and a twinge of pain shot through my ear,
followed by a powerful ringing that persisted even after the concert. For three days the ringing and
tingling were always there and I knew I needed to have it looked at. I went to the urgent care center, got
the diagnosis, and was recommended to visit a tinnitus center where I was told I could get proper care.

Of course I did as I was told, but after just two evaluations and no real treatments, and definitely no relief
from the tinnitus, I was shocked to find out that the final bill was $2000! Then they told me I would have
to spend another couple of grand on the Neuromonics device alone to be able to just try the treatment to see
if it worked for me! Of course I was frustrated and upset and refused to pay any of it and gave up on the
treatment I resigned myself to a life of ringing ears and discomfort. Thankfully, just a couple of weeks
after the visit at the clinic, I met a man on a tinnitus forum who told me about something called the
Tinnitus Terminator program. So I got a copy of the program and started in on it and, in less than a
month, my symptoms were gone. Im proud and happy to say I am now tinnitus free!

Zoey, 62 Batavia, Genesee County, New York

My name is Zoey and I work as a manicurist in a beauty parlor in the downtown community square of my
town. My life was good and things were going well, or so I thought, but then I suffered the shock of my life
after my husband of 25 years left me for another woman. That was two years ago and at that moment I was
facing, at a not-so-young age, adjusting to a life of complete solitude since my ex and I didnt have any
children or pets. Right after he delivered the shocking news to me I went into a deep depression and fell
very ill. During those months while we filed for divorce and right after he left me, I was in and out of the

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hospital. It was during that time that I had developed a severe form of tinnitus. As if the constant,
annoying ringing in my ears was not enough punishment, I would wake up in the middle of the night
because of vague and annoying sounds I heard in my sleep, which to me sounded like explosions and sent
pain stabbing through my inner ear and head.

After tinnitus had been plaguing me for a few months and the realization that my husband had left me for
another woman sunk in, I fell into another bout of deep depression and anxiety attacks quickly ensued. I
felt so bad I didnt even have the strength to go see a doctor and I refused psychological therapy because I
did not want someone to tell me I was crazy or insane. Finally, after about six months of this, a close friend
of mine intervened and helped me search for a cure. Just when we were about to give up, we finally
stumbled upon the Tinnitus Terminator program and I was glad to try it out and follow the procedure I
was desperate for relief and was willing to give anything a try that didnt cost me a fortune or involve
countless doctor visits.

One month later, I felt like a different person it was absolutely amazing! Not only was my tinnitus gone,
but the depression was not as intense and I decide to get help to deal with the emotional trauma of my
husband leaving me it has helped me so much. I finished my last Tinnitus Terminator therapy sessions 3
months ago and everything is great! I can enjoy my life again; I love being out and about, and spending
time doing the things I love! You can cure your tinnitus, just as I did, with this amazing program. Give it
a try and get your life back!

Pull your inspiration from these people and write your own success story! You can be free from the
burden of tinnitus and you have all the power you need. The Tinnitus Terminator has been
conceived with care and precision so as to provide you with the best solution. Trust this fact and
trust yourself, for this is all you need in the upcoming journey of healing.

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Chapter 4
Assess Yourself

At 115 dB, a babys cry is louder than a car horn. Also,


since were talking about babies, did you know that at birth,
the human ear can hear sounds as low as 20 Hertz (lower
than the lowest note on a piano) and as high as 20,000
Hertz (higher than the highest note on a piccolo)?

Now that you have read about the difference the Tinnitus Terminator treatment program has
made in the lives of people just like you, you are likely very excited to get started on the path to
curing your tinnitus. This is the point where you need to take a self-evaluation test to determine
the extent of your tinnitus and symptoms. After you have assessed your own tinnitus level, you
can then take a self-motivation test (also included here), which will help you discover more
about yourself and your sources of inspiration for making improvements in your health.
In most cases, the self-motivation test scores are rather low, which is why this program also
contains a set of self-motivation techniques that are meant to help you get started, help you feel
confident in your abilities and be assured that this program can work for you. We understand
how important it is for you to be able to trust the program you are putting your faith in and that
is the first and most essential step towards actual healing.

For this reason, the self-evaluation and motivation reviews are very important.

Thomas J.

Brozoski, a tinnitus researcher at the Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine in


Springfield affirms that tinnitus is not so much ringing in the ears as ringing in the brain. That
is exactly what you need to understand that tinnitus involves multiple parts of your mind and
body. Each part must be addressed and all needs met in order for you to fully restore your
health.

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Self-Evaluation

This self-evaluation test was created by reputed audiologists in order to find out the effects of
tinnitus on an individuals lifestyle and general well-being. Some of the effects below may apply
to you and your unique situation and others may not. You will be able to assess your own
answers.
You can start by answering every question by circling the number that best reflects how your
tinnitus and related symptoms have impacted you over the past week.

Make sure to print it out and complete it thoroughly.

Be honest with yourself as you work through these so you can get a true and accurate
result to base your treatment on.

Read each question and answer quickly. It is important to not take too long to think about
an answer because you do not want to second guess yourself and end up with false
responses. Try to get through this quiz as quickly as you can.

Ready?

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Scoring

Thank you for taking the time to honestly read through and answer these questions.
We understand it can be difficult to think about your tinnitus and examine how it has impacted
and changed your life. It is difficult but you are taking the first steps towards curing your
tinnitus and taking back control of your life.

A score higher than 17 is considered to be clinically significant for the condition. However,
regardless of the score, there are certain factors that indicate a more prominent necessity for the
audio therapy presented in the Tinnitus Terminator program, such as the indicators of
depression (questions 5, 8, 16, 19, 22, 24, 25 and 26) and the one connected to sleep issues
(question 23).
These depression indicators note a problem with depression. While your tinnitus can be a
serious issue you have to deal with, depression can be an even more severe problem. This is why
it is helpful and also very important to know how bad your depression is. Dealing with the
depression and getting relief from that will be a huge help too. It is recommended that you pay
special attention to the depression indicators and seriously look at your scores and figure out the
best way to deal with any depression that might be holding you back. In a similar way, the
indicator of sleep problems also needs to be carefully noted and considered. Lack of sleep can
impact every aspect of your life and can have a negative effect on every major system of your
body including mental processes, nerve communication, hormone levels, and oxygen flow, all
of these can impact your tinnitus!
So, even if you have not scored more than 17 on the test, but you have circled a 4 or 5 on these
specific questions, it is necessary that you perform the audio therapy outlined in this program
every single day of the treatment schedule in order to see the results you want and need. The
personalized treatment scheme, based on this score, will be detailed in chapter 5 The Healing
Program.
For now, we will continue on to the next quiz.

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Self-Motivation Quiz

Here is your self-motivation quiz. Make sure to print it out below before you start.

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For each statement, make your selection in the column that best describes you. You have the
corresponding scoring point for each type of answer.
Please answer the questions based on how you actually feel/are instead of how you want to feel.
Don't worry about your answers; there is no right or wrong score. The purpose of this quiz is to
help you understand better what motivates you and how you can maximize your motivation and
commitment to the Tinnitus Terminator program once you start. Answer each question quickly
and honestly, just as you did with the self-evaluation quiz. When you are finished, we will work
on the Score Interpretation, displayed below.

Scoring

Youve achieved 44-60 points

Thats great! You get things done and you don't let anything stand in your way. You make a
conscious effort to stay self-motivated and you spend significant time and effort on setting goals
and acting to achieve those goals.

Youve achieved 28-43 points

You're doing OK on self-motivation. However, you could achieve much more. To be able to obtain
what you want, you will need to increase the motivation factors in all aspects of your life.

Youve achieved 12-27 points

You allow your personal doubts and fears to keep you from succeeding. You need to break this
harmful pattern as soon as possible and start believing in yourself again.

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Mastering the Art of Motivation

Abraham Harold Maslow lived


1970

and

was

one

American psychologists.

of
He

the

from 1908 to

most

was

reputed

a professor

at Brandeis University, Brooklyn College, New School


for Social Research and Columbia University. He is
best known for developing the famous Hierarchy of

Needs. This theory of development and psychological


health says that true fulfillment of human potential comes from fulfilling innate human needs
from basic to the highest level of self-actualization. He stressed the importance of focusing on
the positive qualities in people, as opposed to treating them as nothing more than their
symptoms and conditions. His hierarchy of needs has come to play an important role in
motivation, development, and human growth.

According to Maslows hierarchy of needs, every one of us has unsatisfied needs and desires
(from basic to complex ones) that influence behavior. Once basic needs, such as hunger and thirst
have been met, we are then able to focus on other needs and work towards the satisfaction of the
next level of needs. The higher levels of need include safety and health and this is followed by
friendship and love. These levels continue to build until the highest level is achieved selfactualization. Maslows hierarchy consists of the following five needs, listed from the most
complex to basic:

1. Self-actualization (morality, creativity)


2. Self-esteem (achievement, confidence)
3. Love/Belonging (friendship, partnership, family)
4. Safety (security of oneself, the family, property)
5. Physiological (food, water, breathing)

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Motivate Yourself

A key part of building a strong sense of self-motivation is to maintain a strong focus, set goals and
look at each day on its own. The path to overcoming your tinnitus and building your motivation is
a journey, with ups and downs, small victories and hardships, and not something that happens
overnight, so it is important to take things one day at a time. When you approach things this way,
it gives you focus, a clear sense of direction and the self-confidence that comes from recognizing
your own achievement and the satisfaction you get from reaching your goals. Sounds tough but it
can be a lot easier if you know how to start and how to stay motivated. So here is whats in store
for you, to begin your journey and become a much more self-motivated person.

1. Maintain a Strong Motivation Day In and Day Out

Much of the inner strength you gain from being motivated allows you to be focused and you a
clear direction day in and day out. Motivation comes from inside yourself as well as from outside
sources like family and friends. Internal motivation comes from the desire you have within
yourself to accomplish something. External motivation comes from the desire you have to make
others happy or proud. Many people struggle with remaining motivated during the course of
tinnitus treatment simply because it is something new and it may be difficult at first. But you can
use the internal and external motivation to help you get through it.

Your goals and aspirations are what motivate you to be tinnitus free, to be able to spend time
with friends and family again, and to enjoy life as you once were able to.

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These are the motivating goals that will help you get through any challenge you face in this
program and elsewhere in life. This has to be your journey and the results will only be as good as
the effort you put into it. It can be challenging but it is all well worth it and that is what you have
to focus on day in and day out, especially on the days wont feel like doing the audio treatments.

2. Focus on Setting Only Positive Goals

Human nature tends to focus on the negative, on what you don't want. It's simple to know what
you want to avoid, what you are afraid of, and what you don't like. But it is much harder to
pinpoint exactly what makes you happy or motivated, and it is hard at times to be able to clearly
define your goals in life. To get anything done, you have to start thinking in terms of positive
goals instead of negative fears. This is especially important when working on something lifechanging like curing yourself of tinnitus. The way you form your goals can make all the
difference in the world.
Instead of the goal being "I don't want to deal with tinnitus anymore", a better goal is "I'd like
to be able to enjoy watching TV with my family again." The latter is much more realistic and
more doable. And it is also a lot less intimidating and overwhelming!

Also, when you have more than one goal set in mind, try to schedule your time and resources as
effectively as possible. You can achieve the focus element of self-motivation by prioritizing
your tasks and setting up a schedule that will help you accomplish your goals in a productive
and less stressful way. Working up to exhaustion or giving up on one goal for another is not the
way to do it, so if you have the tendency to work this way, try to control your habits and always
keep in mind that a balanced schedule and organization work wonders. Remember, its all about
practice!

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3. Start Off at a Good Pace

To help you maintain a forward progress on your tinnitus treatment, consider these important
aspects:

Clarity Effective goals are the ones that are specific and based on you rather than your
surroundings or outcomes. A goal for the tinnitus treatment would be to see a reduction in your
tinnitus symptoms.
Challenge Goals need to present enough of a challenge to be interesting but no so difficult that
you get discouraged. A goal for tinnitus treatment would be to get all the audio files done by the
end of the program.
Commitment Goals should be attainable and should be relevant to where you are in life rather
than where you want to be a long time from now. A goal for tinnitus treatment would be to see
improvement every day, rather than expecting to get to where you were before tinnitus affected
you.
Feedback It is important to monitor your progress and reward yourself with good feedback
and incentives as you progress towards those goals. This book contains a tracking sheet of your
progress, however you can always turn for feedback to a loved one, someone who is always close
to you and can assess your progress objectively.
Understand Goal Complexity If the goal you are reaching towards involves complex work or
something that is really challenging for you, make sure that you are not too hard on yourself.
When something is hard it is easy to make mistakes and get discouraged. A goal for tinnitus
treatment would be to do the daily audio files, even when you do not feel like it acknowledge
the challenge and do it anyway

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4. Keep Track of Your Progress

As humans we have to have purpose and direction in


order to feel like our lives matter. And this doesn't just
apply to our own self-actualization we seek purpose
and meaning in our jobs, in every one of our
relationships, and even in our hobbies. If something is
not filling a need, we don't want to do it. So when it
comes to fighting your tinnitus and working towards
the goal of being tinnitus free, you need to keep track of your behavior and your progress. It will
give you purpose and motivation!
Remember that you need to track your behaviors as well as the results. The results will give you
a way to look back and see how much progress you have made and how far you have come. The
results will also help you see what methods, lifestyle and habit changes work best for you.
Tracking your behaviors can also help you identify triggers and warning signs. It is easy to keep
track of things with a notebook or with a simple tracking form. Record your thoughts, feelings,
and activities as well as how your tinnitus was at that time.

This written track record will help you identify patterns and problem areas you need to watch
for. If your tinnitus is usually worse when you are angry or upset then you can look for those
feeling and try to prepare for them and minimize the impact it can have on your tinnitus.
Tracking and writing things down is one of the best ways you can record your experience with
Tinnitus Terminator and to get the maximum benefit from it. Here is a simple tracking form you
can use for your own tracking:

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Date

Time

Activity

01/01/15

Morning

Drinking
paper

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coffee

and

reading

Feelings/Emotions

Tinnitus

Frustrated

45 min flare
up

5. Take Breaks When Needed

Human beings are not designed to be machines. Even if they were, machines need breaks now
and then too, or they wear out. Studies have shown that taking breaks throughout the course of
working on a difficult task helps improve focus, drive, motivation and results. Specifically,
according to Psych Central specialists, new findings overturn traditional theory about the
nature of attention and demonstrate that even brief diversions from a task can dramatically
improve ones ability to focus on that task for prolonged periods. The brain gradually stops
registering a sight, sound or feeling if that stimulus remains constant over time. For example,
most people are not aware of the sensation of clothing touching their skin. The body becomes
habituated to the feeling and the stimulus no longer registers in any meaningful way in the
brain.

Just as our computers need to be rebooted or put to 'sleep' when not in use, our brains need
downtime too.

Breaks are not for the lazy far from it! They're for those who understand that downtime can
help keep the mind going. It's up to you to gauge when those breaks need to be when you start
to feel stressed, frazzled, frustrated, bored, depressed or agitated, just stepping away from what
you are doing and taking on something different can make all the difference in the world.

For instance, say you were working on your tinnitus protocol and you were having a really bad
flare-up and the day's session was not going well. After ten minutes you had to stop and were
feeling frustrated, so you decided to take a walk. On your walk, you noticed that your tinnitus
was not as noticeable when you walked by your neighbor's house while their sprinklers were
going. In this case, taking a break led to a huge revelation for you! This is one random example;
you may experience other different happenings that will bring about serendipity moments in
your life, all due to a welldeserved break taken on perfect timing.

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6. Use Rewards to Stay Motivated

While it is true that rewards can be a powerful motivator, this is a step that must be considered
carefully. The last thing you want to do is start associating every success, milestone, or
achievement with things like expensive shopping trips, candy bars, ice cream, or other unhealthy
and unwise activities. However, rewards can be powerful and when they are used sparingly and
efficiently they can prove very helpful for motivating yourself.
When you've completed something, especially something that was a big challenge for you, it is
okay to do something to reward yourself. Was it tough getting through that 15 minute tinnitus
session today? Then reward yourself with a special treat at dinner. Did you manage to ignore the
tinnitus and push it aside during that meeting at work? Reward yourself for a job well done with
a cup of coffee the next morning.
Small rewards can be just as powerful as the big expensive ones. You know your likes, wishes,
and desires better than anyone else so tailor your rewards to the things you enjoy. Love
gardening? Make one of the rewards some new plants for the flower bed. Enjoy swimming?
Have one of your rewards be a trip to the beach on the weekend. Be creative and look to the
things you love and the things that bring you the most pleasure in life. You do not want to go
overboard or you will just be switching out the problem of your tinnitus for a problem of
overindulgence, but done in moderation and in the right way, rewards can be a positive way to
motivate yourself each and every day!

7. Don't be Afraid of Making Mistakes

The journey to success if oftentimes a journey into the unknown, and that means things may not
always go smoothly or according to plan. Mistakes will happen so long as you are moving,
growing, and improving. If you do not let them get you down and if you do not let them get you
off track, mistakes are actually a good thing. They do indeed serve a purpose they are a great
teaching opportunity for you to see where your strengths and weaknesses are and where you
need to work a little more. Do not fear mistakes. They will happen, so make the best of them and
try to learn from them.
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embarrassed by friends and family members. They worry about what people will think when
they find out about their tinnitus or when someone sees them working on their audio sessions.
They worry about making a mistake of slipping up and others finding out. The fear of looking
stupid has haunted each and every one of us at a certain stage in our lives and has kept us from
trying new things. It is in our nature to stay put in our comfort zone. But for effective results to
show up, you sometimes need to do things you dont always feel comfortable doing. And this
applies to healing yourself from tinnitus as well.
When it comes to your time working through the Tinnitus Terminator protocol, you will need to
remember that you may make mistakes, you may not stay on track, you may not be able to do as
much as you want at first, but that does not mean you are weak or a failure. You have the power
to cure your tinnitus; you just have to keep pressing on, even when mistakes happen.

8. Control Your Environment

Many of the tips and advice given on staying motivated stem from internal sources your own
thoughts, desires, attitude, and goals. There is one very important external factor that affects
your motivation, and it is one you actually have some degree of control over: your social
environment. This refers to the people you surround yourself with and that you associate with.
All these people can have an effect on your mood and your motivation.
Think about the people you are around when your nearby co-worker is always complaining to
you, you tend to start feeling irritated and pessimistic too. On the flip side, if your co-worker is
optimistic, polite and cheerful, that attitude tends to rub off on you to some extent.
While you cannot control who you work with or who is in your family, you can, to some extent,
choose who you spend time with and who you invest your feelings in. Try, as much as you can,
not to associate with pessimistic people at work beyond what is needed at your job.
Attend family events and gatherings, but try to spend your time with positive people if your
family doesnt always provide the comfort and good vibes youre looking after.

Your living environment has a direct influence on your motivation levels. Any place that you
spend your day the bedroom, home, car, office, and any places you go and visit these are all
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Distractions, negative influences and other factors can have a huge impact on your motivation
and your overall success at any task you undertake. The less distractions there are, the more
likely you are to become motivated. The less negative influence you have to endure day in and
day out, the more likely you will be to find success at the tasks at hand. Avoid TV if it makes you
feel depressed. Stop going to the club if you always suffer mentally and physically in the
morning. Make conscious choices about the way you live life, the places you go, and the things
you do to make a positive impact. You are working to cure your tinnitus so make choices that
compliment that goal rather than sabotage it.

The path to overcoming your tinnitus hinges on your ability to keep and maintain motivation.
This is a journey that you are embarking on. It is not something that will come about overnight,
so it is important to take things as they come and keep pressing on. You will have good days

and bad days. That is normal and to be expected. The thing to remember is that you will need
to keep pressing on each and every day. When you approach things this way, it gives you focus,
a clear sense of direction, and the self-confidence that comes from recognizing your own
achievement and the satisfaction you get from reaching your goals. Some days it will be easy and
others days it will be tough, but it can be a lot easier when you know how to get yourself
motivated and stay motivated. So just keep in mind that, no matter, how hard things get a little
faith and a drop of enthusiasm will take you all the way!

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Chapter 5
The Healing Program

Did you know that crickets have hearing organs in their knees?

This chapter is what you have been waiting for! Now is the time that we start digging into the
meat of the Tinnitus Terminator program and we can now present the structure of the audio
therapy and walk you through how each audio works.

How It Works

The auditory cortex of the brain is the area


responsible for processing sounds in the
brain

by

receiving,

interpreting,

and

processing those signals into the unique and


distinguishable

sounds we

hear. Music

activates far more than just that one area in


the brain such as regions associated with
emotions, movement and memory. This is
why audio therapy is a complex and
scientifically

proven

technique

used

in

improving and healing various conditions


that have to do with hearing and minor
mental difficulties such as memory, stress,
and focusing ability.

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The American Tinnitus Association affirms that there are two related reasons for the success of
sound therapy. First, environmental sounds make tinnitus less noticeable. Second, we perceive
sound in relative terms. We have all experienced that our tinnitus is more noticeable in very
quiet environments. Its like a candle in a dark room. A dim candle flame is relatively bright in a
dark room. In a brightly lit room, however, the candle flame is relatively dimmer. And because
we perceive in relative terms, it is perceptually a different light.

What this means is that by having nothing else around to distract and divert attention, tinnitus is
what gets the full focus and attention and it becomes hard to ignore. An easy way to overcome
this is to add other distractions to reduce the obviousness of the tinnitus sounds. Just as a candle
in a dark room is very noticeable, when there is another light source, the candle is not as bright.
Audio treatments for tinnitus work to mask and hide the tinnitus sounds among other normal
sounds we hear throughout the day so it is not as noticeable. If we manipulate the sound
surrounding the tinnitus, then the tinnitus becomes less noticeable. And because we hear in
relative terms, while the tinnitus is objectively the same, it is a relatively dimmer sound in a
carefully controlled sound environment (American Tinnitus Association). This is the basis for
the Tinnitus Terminator program and why sounds on audio files and training the ear is an
integral part of the treatment for tinnitus. This is where this program differs so greatly from
many other sound treatment plans that are out there on the market today.

Unlike many other treatments that profess to cure tinnitus, there is no need to take any
medication during the course of this healing process. You have everything you need to cure your
tinnitus already; you just need the plan and the reduction to bring it all together. There are no
medications or drugs involved in the Tinnitus Terminator program. In fact, you should avoid the
following medication, as they have been proven to interfere with tinnitus treatment and can even
make it worse:
antibiotics
diuretics
antimalarial drugs

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large doses of aspirin

During the course of this 30-day program, we recommend you not to take any of the medication
above if it is at all possible. If you are currently taking antibiotics or any other drugs mentioned
above, please complete your treatment before you start the tinnitus relief plan.
It can also be very beneficial to limit your intake of alcohol, coffee, nicotine and any other
stimulants or caffeinated substances. This program is designed to help experience a sensation of
cleansing, healing and renewal, both in the physical and psychological sense.

The Tinnitus Terminator Treatment Plan

The Clockwork Behind Sound Therapy

Reputed scientists from the Sound Therapy


Perth Institute from Australia claim that audio
therapy has proven to be effective in treating
tinnitus since it addresses the root of the
physical problems with the ear and the brain which are most commonly found with tinnitus.
What sound therapy actually does is to tone the middle ear muscles, stimulate the cilia, calm
hyperactive brain cells and correct auditory mapping in order to restore the normal hearing
function. The Tinnitus Terminator sound therapy protocol consists of three distinct treatment
parts:

White Noise Therapy


Fine Sounds Therapy
Call of Nature Experience

What sets this plan apart from all the others out there is that the way you go about treating your
tinnitus is dependent on how severe your case is. You are offered a personalized treatment plan
based on your score from the Tinnitus Self-Evaluation test found at page 32.

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- If you scored under 17:


The tracks are 15 minutes long each. However, if youve scored under 17 at the Tinnitus SelfEvaluation test you are lucky to be suffering from a mild form of tinnitus, which means you will
not need to listen to the entire 15 minutes of each audio track. Consequently, you are advised to
listen to only 10 minutes of each recording with one listening session per day, as explained below.

Week 1

Listen for 10 minutes/day, 4 days/week (Monday to Sunday, you can pick any four days of your
choosing ), to the following tracks, in this exact order: White Noise 1, White Noise 6, White
Noise 8, White Noise 10.
Week 2

Listen for 10 minutes/day, 4 days/week (Monday to Sunday, you can pick any four days of your
choosing), to the following tracks, in this exact order: Fine Sounds 1, Fine Sounds 4, Fine
Sounds 8, Fine Sounds 10.
Week 3 (10 Days routine)

Listen for 15 minutes/day, for the next 10 days to the complete Call of Nature Experience track
list, as shown in the following pages.

- If you scored 17 or above


If your score at the Tinnitus Self-Evaluation test was 17 or above, you will need to complete the full
protocol, which consists in a 30-day routine. This means one track for each day, as explained below.

First 10 Days

Listen for 15 minutes/day for the first 10 days to the full White Noise Program.
Next 10 Days

Listen for 15 minutes/day, for the following 10 days to the full Fine Sounds Program.
Final 10 Days

Listen for 15 minutes/day, for the final 10 days the full Call of Nature Experience Program.

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Bearing in mind this information, you can proceed with the therapy. Do not forget to respect the
specifications given above, which are related to your Tinnitus Self-Evaluation test scores.

The quality of the noise and its spectrum have been adjusted to maximize efficacy. However,
before starting the program, take a few moments to check your computer or digital player and
make sure the speakers are set to a comfortable volume. The sound therapy treatment is meant to
help your hearing, not damage it.

Have your system set to a level that you can hear the audio at a comfortable level.

This is a very important step and you need to make sure you check the volume levels before you
start every session, just in case someone adjusted the volume or you are particularly more
sensitive in a given day.

As you prepare to start your first session, you are most likely wondering why this type of
therapy works and what it will do for you. For many people, the goal of audio tinnitus
treatments is to help them learn to cope with their condition and help with habituation. The
Hearing Health Foundation defines habituation as a reduction in your perception of the
tinnitus even in the presence of it, and it is often the goal of sound therapy programs. The
exception may be when using an external sound to mask the tinnitus, during which the goal is
immediate relief rather than habituation.

With the Tinnitus Terminator program, the goal is to actually cure your tinnitus, getting to the
point where it is gone or no longer noticeable over the sounds you experience day in and day
out.
Those who have tinnitus that seems to flare up when there are other noises present can benefit
greatly from this type of program. That is because sound therapy actually works by making the
perception of the tinnitus less noticeable in relation to the background sound that is delivered
through the sound therapy device.
This is where Tinnitus Terminator starts, but it goes much further than simply masking your
tinnitus and making it easier to ignore.

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So lets get started!

You are free to choose the time of day that best suits your schedule, but you should keep in

mind that morning hours between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. are the most effective.

During your sessions you will listen to the recorded audio files and follow the schedule that will
be explained below. Each audio piece lasts for 15 minutes and contains different sounds, tones,
and pieces that are designed to help you adjust and correct your tinnitus issues naturally.

! Keep in mind that the protocol displayed below is for those who have scored 17 or above at
the Tinnitus Self-Evaluation test which you can find at page 32.

WHITE NOISE THERAPY

This part of the audio therapy is designed to initiate the healing


process by stimulating the central part of the brain and
rehabilitating the hearing function. White noise has been
scientifically proven to work towards hearing restoration and annihilation of tinnitus symptoms. The
white noise section is a compilation of background sounds, such as a running shower, sprinklers, distant
lawn mower, traffic background, fan noise and soft radio static.

Stimulated Brain Area: Central part of the brain

The benefit of this audio treatment is that white noise naturally helps the brain focus more
keenly and it is believed to activate a large area of the auditory cortex in the brain.
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to and it helps you learn to ignore your tinnitus, making you all the more receptive to the
benefits of the other treatment levels. Here is the basic break down of the first ten day session set
just find the appropriate white noise track for the corresponding day:

Day 1
Tinnitus White Noise 1
Day 2
Tinnitus White Noise 2
Day 3
Tinnitus White Noise 3
Day 4
Tinnitus White Noise 4
Day 5
Tinnitus White Noise 5
Day 6
Tinnitus White Noise 6
Day 7
Tinnitus White Noise 7
Day 8
Tinnitus White Noise 8
Day 9
Tinnitus White Noise 9
Day 10
Tinnitus White Noise 10

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FINE SOUNDS THERAPY

Classical music does not contain wide variations in amplitude, which


conveys a soothing sensation that positively affects the limbic system,
which is the emotional processor in the brain and is directly connected to
a persons reaction to tinnitus. It also stimulates the auditory cortex,
sharpening ones power of focus and creativity. The Fine Sounds section
of the Tinnitus Terminator protocol takes advantage of this mental
stimulation, helping you to both alleviate your tinnitus and increase your cognitive abilities.

Stimulated Brain Area: Frontal Lobe - Medial Prefrontal Cortex

Fine sounds therapy encompasses all classical music and features selections from Beethoven,
Brahms, Schubert, Chopin, and some American composers as well. Classical music stimulates the
cognitive functions of the brain and has proven effective in many types of audio therapies. Music
helps improve the mood and chemical balance of the brain. If neurological issues are the cause or
a major player in your tinnitus, improving your mental state with classic music can be a huge
step in the right direction.

It has long been shown by the medical community that music, particularly classical music, can
have a positive impact on a person's physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This is why the
practice of pregnant women listening to classical music or playing classical music to their bellies
is so popular these days. It is to help induce a state of wellness to their babies and improve their
development and growth while in the womb. You might be wondering what does this have to
do with me?
Classical music has been proven to work wonders on your brain, meaning it helps release the
tension and anxiety you perceive on a mental state and acts like a soothing factor coming from
the frontal lobe of your brain, in which the backward cortex sends signals to the frontal cortex via
a mild sedative. Basically, it helps decrease the neural paths that link any upsetting, stressful
sensations to your medial prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for highly complex actions,

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such as planning cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision making etc. Basically,
everything that makes you tick on a cognitive level.

The Tinnitus Terminator protocol moves on from White Noise to Classical Fine Sounds because
it is the easiest transition from the low level white sounds to a more moderate tone, enabling
your ears to relax and actually enjoy the sound youre listening. Here is the basic break down of
the ten-day Fine Sounds session set:

Day 11
Tinnitus Fine Sounds 1
Day 12
Tinnitus Fine Sounds 2
Day 13
Tinnitus Fine Sounds 3
Day 14
Tinnitus Fine Sounds 4
Day 15
Tinnitus Fine Sounds 5
Day 16
Tinnitus Fine Sounds 6
Day 17
Tinnitus Fine Sounds 7
Day 18
Tinnitus Fine Sounds 8
Day 19
Tinnitus Fine Sounds 9
Day 20
Tinnitus Fine Sounds 10

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CALL OF NATURE EXPERIENCE

This final step of the program focuses on stimulating


the specific part of brain called the Nucleus
Accumbens, which generates an emotional reaction to
musical sounds. With the Call of Nature Experience,
your general sense of balance is restored, helping
make it easier to relax and embrace the beauty of the worlds natural, unhindered sounds. This
audio section is comprised of special pieces of natural sounds and vibrations found deep within
the heart of tropical forests and in the depth the oceans.

Stimulated Brain Area: Hypothalamus Nucleus Accumbens

As previously mentioned, the Nucleus Accumbens plays a major role in your emotional reactions
because it is directly connected to the mental processing of motivation, pleasure and reward.
This region of the brain is also associated with your addictive side, meaning it shelters
neurotransmitters such as dopamine, phenethylamine, tyramine and others. Natural medium
sounds conclude the Tinnitus Terminator treatment as they convey a sensation of peace,
wellness, relax your mind, while opening pathways for meditation and self-discovery. Getting
your mind involved in questions about life, its meaning and its boundaries are the best form of
replacement for tinnitus.

This is the final part of the audio therapy and it has been specially designed to finish strong and
maximize the healing power of the treatment. These last ten sessions consist of relaxing sounds
of nature: dolphins playing, birds chirping, rainforest sounds, falling rain, ocean waves, wind
blowing, insects buzzing, and other similar sounds that are relaxing and calming. This type of
sound has a soothing effect and the tracks in these last sessions are meant to conclude the
therapy program in a relaxed and positive way.

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One of the biggest differences between the nature sounds and the other ones you will hear in the
treatment program is that nature sounds have an organic ebb and flow to them. Unlike the
White Noise Therapy, where every recording has a volume consistency to it, this part is more
colorful in tonalities, which means sounds will be louder, then softer, and will vary in tone and
pitch. Here is the basic break down of the ten days in the call of nature conclusion protocol just
find the appropriate track for the corresponding day:

Day 21
Tinnitus Call of Nature 1
Day 22
Tinnitus Call of Nature 2
Day 23
Tinnitus Call of Nature 3
Day 24
Tinnitus Call of Nature 4
Day 25
Tinnitus Call of Nature 5
Day 26
Tinnitus Call of Nature 6
Day 27
Tinnitus Call of Nature 7
Day 28
Tinnitus Call of Nature 8
Day 29
Tinnitus Call of Nature 9
Day 30
Tinnitus Call of Nature 10

The reason these audio tracks and the Tinnitus Terminator therapy plan work is because it
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improve the auditory mapping and correct gaps and misfires between the nerves that receive
and transmit signals to the brain. According to Sound Therapy Perth, auditory mappings are the
patterns we learn to recognize through repeated firing or certain groups of neurons in our
auditory cortex. Sound only makes sense to the degree that the brain can perceive the sounds it
receives, and this is strictly connected to our auditory mapping patterns. When our auditory
system is injured or disturbed in any way, the parts of the brain responsible for hearing re-map
themselves. This is how wonderful our brains work!
It is with this desire in mind, to help people like you overcome their tinnitus and take back
control of their lives, that the Tinnitus Terminator program has been created. You do not have to
be a slave to your tinnitus, you can break the chains and cure it! There is no need to suffer
another day, wishing you could enjoy the things you miss the most. Control your life and beat
tinnitus!

Remember that you are a half-full kind of person!


You can do it!

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Chapter 6
Track Your Progress

Did you know that ears are not only for hearing, they also aid in
balance?

In order to track your progress and see the great gains you are making in your tinnitus
treatment, you will need to fill out a custom-made tracking sheet for each day of the program.
The track sheet will be completed in the evening, preferably before going to bed. We recommend
that you give yourself five to ten minutes to fill the daily record out so you can spend a few
minutes pondering over the days events and reflecting on how intense your tinnitus was and
how you were feeling.

The track sheet has a row for each day of the program and the following columns:

AUDIO SESSION: Mark the day's space with an X if you have not performed the exercise that
day. If you do listen to the day's audio session you will need to write down how much time you
spent listening to the audio track.

MOOD: Use a few words to describe how you were feeling that day. Use a few adjectives and
record your overall mood happy, nervous, sad, depressed, frustrated, and so forth. This is an
important step as it can help you see how your overall mood impacts your tinnitus.

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NUMBER OF TINNITUS EPISODES: Here is the place for you to write down the exact number
of tinnitus episodes you had for that particular day. Be sure you make note of the exact time
frame, duration, and severity of each episode for that day.

Example:
Day 1 About 15 minutes before bed, begin filling out your track sheet. Find the column for
Day 1 and mark whether or not you did the audio session that morning, along with how long
you did the session for. In the following column, jot down a few words to describe your mood
during the day. Was it a rough day at work? Then you can write down frustrating, annoying, hard.
Was it a good day at work, with friends or family? Then you might write down instead exciting,
fun, uplifting, rewarding. These are only examples, but you should write exactly how that day felt
for you, in your own words.

The next three columns are for recording your tinnitus episodes make note of the time,
frequency, and severity of each episode youve had during the day. Once everything is filled
out spend the last few minutes reflecting over the day and how you felt physically, mentally, and
emotionally.

If the day was good, spend some time focusing on those positive aspects and see what you can
carry over to tomorrow. If the day could have been better, then find something positive to focus
on and resolve to make tomorrow better. End the day on a positive note and go to bed resolved
to make the most of what the morning will bring.

Here is the full Tinnitus Terminator track sheet that you will need to use during the entire 30 day
treatment course. Make sure to print it out beforehand.

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Chapter 7
Keep Up The Good Work!

Did you know that fish do not have ears, but they can hear
pressure changes through ridges on their bodies?

Once you have started on the path to curing your tinnitus and living a life free of the buzzing,
whirling, clicking and annoying sounds of the condition, you will want to protect your hearing.
For many people, their tinnitus is caused by external factors and damage is caused by external
stimulants such as noise. After living with tinnitus you will value clarity in your ears much more
so you should do everything in your power to protect your hearing. There are simple but
important steps you can take each and every day to help prevent tinnitus from coming back.
Start implementing these now, even as you start to work through the Tinnitus Terminator
program and especially once you have cured your tinnitus.

Avoid Loud Noises as Much as Possible

Loud noises can wreak havoc on your ears and destroy your hearing. Rock concerts are an
obvious culprit as it is almost impossible to attend one and not leave with ringing in the ears.
Many people are surprised to learn that many other things are actually too loud for long term
exposure. Would you believe that you can damage your hearing by not protecting your ears
while mowing the lawn, listening to music, watching a car race, or attending an outdoor
community event? Its true!

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According to the Hearing Health Foundation, any sound above 80 decibels can damage your ears
that includes things like traffic, lawn equipment, power tools, concerts, sirens, planes taking
off, and fireworks.

It is of course not practical to try to avoid loud noises all of the time, but you can limit your
exposure. Hearing an ambulance drive by won't damage your hearing but if you work as an
ambulance driver you might have something to worry about. Listening to music is fine but if its
too loud for too long it will cause damage. The key is to avoid loud noises when possible and
limit your exposure to them when they are unavoidable.

Turn the Volume Down


Teenagers might disagree, but louder isnt better. Just ask any factory worker, rock musician, or coal
miner who suffers from hearing loss or deafness in their later years. The louder the music, the more likely it
will become distorted. In fact, music sounds better at lower levels that dont harm your ears. So drop the
volume on your TV, cell phone, iPod, and car stereo and give your ears the break they deserve. (House of
Hearing)
Music is a wonderful gift, and as shown with the Tinnitus Terminator protocol, it can even help
cure tinnitus. However, when you listen to music for too long at too high a decibel, it will
damage your hearing. A ringing sound afterward is common but over time it gets worse, takes
longer to go away, and ultimately can lead to a full blown case of tinnitus.
If you have had tinnitus and are working at curing it and restoring your hearing, you will want
to be even more conscientious about the volume of the music you listen to.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at Northwestern University
recommends following the 60 percent/30 minute rule, meaning listeners should set their MP3
players and the like to a sound level no more than 60 percent of the maximum volume just over
halfway between off and maximum and use ear buds or headphones no more than 30 minutes

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a day. You have to make a conscious effort to protect your hearing by reducing the impact loud
music has on your ears.

Use Earplugs Around Loud Noises


If you look closely at people who work in noisy environments such as construction sites,
landscape crews and auto shops, chances are you will spy something small but very important:
earplugs in just about everyones ears. If you go to a gun range you will notice that the serious
gunmen all have some sort of ear protection. At a concert youll likely see the crew members and
stage hands wearing earplugs too. Landscapers also make use of these protective devices when
they are using mowers, trimmers, leaf blowers and other loud pieces of equipment. Earplugs are
inexpensive and can be found at any hardware store or supply store and they fit comfortably
inside your ear and keep noise to a safe level.

Use Noise-Cancelling Headphones


Many people prefer the comfort of noise canceling headphones over standard ear plugs. There
are many different types and styles but they all function in the same basic way shielding the
entire ear from sound waves and vibrations. Noise canceling headphones reduce ambient noise.
Simply flip a switch and the noise around you decreases, which means you can reduce the volume of your
music, which is great for your ears (House of Hearing). Many people use these headphones when
listening to music but there are also models available that are just for wearing during noisy
activities such as operating power tools or watching a firework show. These headphones are also
good to use while mowing the lawn, riding in airplanes, or in any situation where you may be
exposed to loud noise for an extended period of time. People who have suffered from tinnitus or
who are at an increased risk for developing the condition often find that noise canceling
headphones are a great options for protecting their hearing.

Get Regular Hearing Checkups


One of this best things you can do to help protect your hearing is to make sure you get regular
checkups and that you are open and upfront with friends, family members, and your doctor
about any issues or concerns you have. It is surprising that most people wait for years and

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suffering with hearing disorders or hearing loss before they every start to seek help and
treatment. If you have been suffering with tinnitus for a long time, this might have been you
years ago. After completing this program, be sure to guard it closely.
If you ever have concerns about your hearing, do not put off trying to find a solution.

That is a big part of what makes the Tinnitus Terminator program so wonderful and so effective.
You can use it time and time again whenever you need. The majority of people who cure their
tinnitus with this protocol have lasting results, but a handful will see their hearing start to slip
again because of lifestyle choices or other factors. The Tinnitus Terminator program is designed
to be used any time you may need it. If you continue to protect your hearing your tinnitus will
become a thing of the past, but if you do find that you need help again, simply repeat the
program.

Practice Routine Hearing Detox


Just like your muscles need a break after a rigorous workout routine, you need to give your ears
some recovery time after theyve been exposed to loud noise. It is recommended that you give
your ears at least 12- 18 hours of rest for every two hours spent at a noise level above 90-100
decibels. Reducing this recovery time increases the risk of permanent injury to the delicate inner
ear. This rest and recovery period means you need to try and limit your exposure to music that is
much louder than conversations or moderate traffic noise as much as possible.

Reduce Stress
Stress has been shown time and time again to make us unhealthy and have an effect on every
organ and system of the body. It causes hormonal imbalances, increased blood pressure, blood
and oxygen depletion, and a host of other serious health conditions. For some people, their
tinnitus is tied to internal factors such as blood pressure, hormones, muscle tension, mental focus
and similar factors. All of these can be directly impacted by stress. Stress happens, there is no
avoiding it, but you can learn to reduce stress and change the way you react to it.

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Practice yoga, meditate, go for a walk, listen to some soothing music, talk to an accountability
buddy, or find something to help you deal with the stress in a healthy way.

Avoid Using Cotton Swabs When Cleaning Your Ears


For years you most likely have been using cotton swabs to clean out your ears. Your mother and
her mother used them, so why shouldn't you? Unfortunately, cotton swabs can damage your
ears and hurt your hearing, especially if you have been suffering from tinnitus or are prone to
developing tinnitus symptoms. Cotton swabs can damage the delicate hairs in your ear that
trigger the nerves to pick upon sound waves. They can also damage the ear drum if the swabs
are pushed too far into the ear.
And finally, cotton swabs can spread bacteria, making you more prone to ear infections.

Exercise and Stay Healthy


The old saying goes: if you dont have your health then you dont have anything. So much
depends on the overall health and well-being of your body. When all the systems work properly
and in harmony, you are healthy and able to function at the top of your game. If you have ever
suffered from a cold or the flu, then you know being sick can throw you off your game. When
you feel sick and lethargic everything hurts, nothing seems to work as it should, and you are not
at the top of your game. One good way to protect your hearing is to stay healthy and take care of
yourself. Exercise and stay active, eat right, get enough sleep, dont smoke or drink alcohol, stay
away from illegal substances, and take care of yourself. Your entire body will appreciate it!

Help Others with Their Tinnitus


Few things can bring as much joy and satisfaction to an individual as helping someone else in
their time of great need. As someone who has suffered with tinnitus and now found a way to
cure it, you can help others who are also suffering from the effects of this condition. Talk to
others you know who have tinnitus and tell them about Tinnitus Terminator and what it has
done for you. Be a part of a support group so you can help others find ways to conquer their
tinnitus and get their lives back. Share your own success story so you can motivate and inspire

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others, just as you were inspired by the stories shared in this guidebook. You may be surprised
where you find a fellow tinnitus sufferer at work, school, church, the gym, or even in your own
family! When you invest time into the lives of others you help them feel better and you also feel
better about yourself.

Take time to look around and see who else may need a word of

encouragement or a shoulder to lean on.

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Questions and Answers

Whether you have been recently diagnosed with tinnitus or you have been dealing with the
condition for years now, you likely have many questions. Fear of the unknown is one of the most
paralyzing fears, so we want to help you overcome tinnitus and the fear it often brings by
answering some of the most commonly asked questions.

What is tinnitus?

The American Tinnitus Association defines tinnitus as a condition where

people experience noises and disturbances in their normal hearing range. People with tinnitus
often complain of hearing different and sometimes changing sounds like ringing, hissing, static,
crickets, screeching, sirens, whooshing, roaring, pulsing, ocean waves, buzzing, clicking, dial
tones, and even music. These are all ghost sound as they are not present in the external
environment and no one else around the person hears these sounds. Tinnitus is not a disease but
rather a symptom that points to damage that has been done to the inner ear or to the area of the
brain that receives and interprets sounds and controls auditory functions.

What causes tinnitus?

The roots of this condition are not exactly known. A number of

health conditions can cause or worsen tinnitus, but in many cases an exact cause is never found
or conclusively diagnosed. One of the most commonly cited causes of tinnitus is inner ear cell
damage. Other causes of tinnitus are closely associated with other ear problems, chronic health
problems and diseases, and injuries or conditions that involve the nerves and the brain. Though
it is difficult to definitively give a cause for the tinnitus symptoms that you are experiencing
there are ways to minimize their effect and even cure it!

Can tinnitus be prevented or cured?

The best way to prevent tinnitus is to protect

your ears and guard your hearing. Avoid long term exposure to loud noises and wear earphones
or earplugs whenever you are going to be in a loud enthronement. Once you have tinnitus many
people find it hard to cure but there is a way, and that is what the Tinnitus Terminator program
is all about! You can cure your tinnitus!

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How does the Tinnitus Terminator program work?

The Tinnitus Terminator

program is specially designed to retrain the brain an auditory pathways so hearing can be
restored to a normal healthy state. It works by training your ear and brain to hear sounds at a
normal level and to develop new connections and associations within the brain when it comes to
the sounds that are heard. It goes beyond simply masking the tinnitus sounds or making you less
sensitive to them. The Tinnitus Terminator program is designed to help cure your tinnitus and
give you back your life and your hearing!

Can I do the audio sessions for Tinnitus Terminator anytime during the
day? This cure is designed to be easy to use and as minimally invasive into your normal routine
as possible. That being said, it is highly recommended that you do the daily audio sessions in the
morning before you head out and start your daily activities. The reason for this is that it can help
get your system prepared for the day and can help minimize the severity and frequency of your
tinnitus episodes throughout the day. It is important to do the audio sessions every day and they
need to be done at the same time every day to form a strong mental and physical connection and
network within the body.

Should I do the Tinnitus Terminator sessions inside or outside?

The beauty

of the tinnitus program is that you can do the audio sessions anywhere since they are digital
files. You can download them on your smart phone and use headphones to play back the tracts
while you are at the park or enjoying some sun in your back yard. As long as there are no
distractions and a minimal amount of audio interferences in the environment you can use the
Tinnitus Terminator program anywhere. Most people opt to do it at home simply because of the
comfort and privacy factor.

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Conclusion

You are starting off on a journey to beat your tinnitus and take back your life. You are taking the
necessary steps towards beating tinnitus so you can enjoy life again. It is not always easy and it is
not always fun but when you stay motivated and committed you can reach your goals and be
victorious!

You can be a hero and you can accomplish great things!

Remember back at the start, when we talked about Beethoven and the struggle he had with
tinnitus? The reason he is seen as a hero and such an inspiration to many is that he did not give
up. He did not let his hearing loss defeat him and he kept on living his life.

You might not be Beethoven, but you are at this point in your life and you have reached an
unprecedented moment where you can make a huge change to better your life.

This is all the result of your hard work, discipline, and tenacity. You did not accept the sentence
tinnitus handed to you and you have used the power hidden inside your own brain to cure
yourself and find the answers.
With your own strength and motivation you have been able to improve the quality of your life!

Beethoven, despite his inability to hear many of the very sounds he strung together, managed to
create some of the most beautiful compositions the world has ever known. He is hailed as a hero
and an inspirational person. In todays troubled world, it is more than enough to be your own
hero and to give yourself that pat on the back and to feel like youve accomplished something
grand. You are well worth it!

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Tinnitus Terminator is based on a safe, verified and effortless audio therapy


system, designed to bring comfort to your ears and release you from the
anguishing buzzing and ringing in your ears.

Inside this protocol you will discover a 30-Day Kick Start Program consisting in
special audio tracks and written guidance meant to help you beat tinnitus forever!

The techniques inside this program are represented in a simple and easy format for
anyone who might want to use them. Youll fill out an initial evaluation
questionnaire for tinnitus, to gauge severity for an individual recommendation on
which sound recordings work best.
Youll also receive a general FAQ list for tinnitus and how it disrupts the ear canals,
as well as known causes for the disease and suspected culprits plus a general
How To section to help you protect your hearing.
Combined altogether, the techniques inside this program unplug your brain
from its internal loud speakers just by listeningsimply and with no effort on
your part.

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