Tinnitus and hyperacusis center
Do you suffer from tinnitus (or a ringing in the ear or head when no other sound is present)? Do you have hyperacusis (a heightened sensitivity to sound)?
CHC’s Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Center offers relief from the debilitating symptoms associated with tinnitus and hyperacusis. In fact, under the supervision of audiologist Susan Adams, CHC’s tinnitus treatment program has a success rate of 80%.
Our treatment is called “Tinnitus Retraining Therapy” or TRT, created by Dr. Pawel Jastreboff, formerly from the University of Maryland. It is also known as habituation-oriented therapy and is based on neurophysiological principles. It involves an extensive audiological, tinnitus, and hyperacusis evaluation along with several directive counseling sessions. Throughout the program, sound is used from environmental sources or ear level devices. It does not involve surgery or drugs.
To qualify for the program we require an otologist’s prescription, on letterhead, stating that you have had a complete neuro-otological examination by an otologist in order to rule out any serious medical cause for your tinnitus. If you have not had this evaluation, we will be happy to arrange an appointment for you with one of our consulting otologists.
Please check out more detailed information using the menu of options to the left. If you’d like, contact us for more information. Kay Phipps, Coordinator of the Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Center, can be reached at 917-305-7751 (v) or via email.
Schedule a consultation
You can schedule an in-office tinnitus consultation with audiologist and clinical supervisor Susan Adams by contacting our appointment desk at (917) 305-7766. Should you wish to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation with Susan Adams to learn more about our treatment program, please email us or call 917-305-7751 (v).
Not a New York resident? Consider visiting New York City for your initial tinnitus evaluation, and then all follow-up sessions can be conducted remotely via phone. Clients who receive follow-up treatment over the phone (versus in-office visits) experience the same program success rate of 80%.