Mindfulness-based approaches to tinnitus could transform the treatment of the condition, report academics at Bath University.
According to new research, mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) might be more effective than traditional techniques in reducing the impact of tinnitus.
MBCT taught patients to pay purposeful, present-moment attention to experiences, rather than trying to suppress those experiences. Dr Liz Marks from the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath, said “MBCT turns traditional tinnitus treatment on its head – so rather than trying to avoid or mask the noise, it teaches people to stop the battle with tinnitus”.
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