Tinnitus and Hyperacusis (TH)
Instructional Level: Intermediate
This Learning Lab explores the role of mindfulness in the care/habituation of tinnitus/hyperacusis. Participants will be introduced to tinnitus within the framework of brain functioning and current research into mindfulness. Participants will examine the 8-week Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction (MBTSR) program and an online program, MindfulTinnitusRelief.com, developed and researched by the presenter at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The role stress-reduction plays in effective management of sound sensitivity disorders such as tinnitus and hyperacusis is explored.