Tinnitus Treatment in Tempe, AZ
Stop the Ringing in Your Ears & Start Leading a Full Life Again
If you or someone you love suffers from tinnitus, Dr. Rohe offers several therapies to mitigate and alleviate the anxiety associated with the constant ringing in the ears. Tinnitus is defined as a perception of sound where no external source is present and is often described as a ringing, whistling, buzzing, or humming sensation in the ear(s) or head region. Tinnitus treatment in Tempe, AZ begins with reassigning our emotional response to the phantom sounds or ringing and regaining control of it through the mind.
The Rohe Method®
Dr. Rohe is uniquely qualified to address all aspects and options for your tinnitus treatment. He is well trained in the primary methods used in treatment: Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, he has combined the most effective elements of all of them into his own trademarked therapy: The Rohe Method®. The Rohe Method® is an extended 4-6 month program of robust counseling and education that addresses the anxiety, insomnia, fear, and frustrations that accompany tinnitus. It is designed to systematically train you on how to desensitize your nervous system and manage your tinnitus in a highly-effective manner: This is tinnitus management that provides you with real tools and a comprehensive step-by-step approach to promote enduring relief.
Since 2002, we have transformed the lives of over 35,000 patients with our evidence-based treatment. The Rohe Method® is a unique hearing program that ties together hearing loss, brain function, and emotional difficulties from feeling isolated.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)
Dr. Rohe has personally trained with the founder of TRT, Dr. Pawell Jastreboff, in order to deliver the exact standard of care required for TRT to work. To understand TRT fully, let’s look at the two components of tinnitus:
- The actual sound – usually perceived as a ringing sound, but can also be perceived as a hissing, buzzing, whistling, clicking, or swooshing sound
- The emotional reaction – the perception of the character of the sound, its loudness level, and its impact on everyday life
The effective treatment of tinnitus requires addressing both of these components through a combination of external sound therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), which both combine to create the essence of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
CBT is designed to focus on the present and is ideal for the more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented patients. Much of what the patient does is “solve” the current problem – their reaction to tinnitus, which is usually anxiety, fear, or stress. As part of practicing CBT to address their tinnitus, patients learn specific cognitive skills that they can use for the rest of their lives that involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs and reactions, practicing different ways of relating to others, and changing behaviors.
Sound therapy for Tinnitus is a program that is designed to change the patterns in the neuronal networks and reduce the distressing symptoms of tinnitus, including loudness and annoyance.
The brain’s auditory cortex has an organizational structure according to the frequency or pitch of sounds that it perceives, ranging from low to high pitches. Sound therapy is designed to disrupt this synchronization by introducing therapeutic and matched tones to the user. This pitch-matching process works in cooperation with the brain to target the therapy to the hyperactive region in the auditory cortex.
Schedule Your Assessment for Tinnitus Treatment in Tempe, AZ Today!
For cutting-edge, comprehensive hearing care, schedule your New Patient Assessment today by calling 480-831-6159 or by clicking here. Your appointment includes an explanation of our process, testing based on your needs, a review of your testing results, and a Free copy of Dr. Rohe’s book, The Rohe Method®! We look forward to helping you restore your hearing!
As one of the premier hearing centers in Tempe, AZ, our team at Tinnitus & Hearing Center of Arizona also provides 5-star-rated hearing care to patients from Scottsdale, Chandler, Mesa & Glendale, AZ, and surrounding areas.