Tinnitus is common, with at least two-thirds of global population experiencing it at some point in their lives. In some people, tinnitus can become a distressing symptom, and it can cause stress and increase your risk of mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
Counselling can help you develop coping techniques to deal with tinnitus. This is especially useful if it is causing significant stress and stopping you from doing things. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that involves identifying and challenging negative thinking patterns, and developing alternative, more positive, ways of thinking and acting.
Recent research has demonstrated that CBT delivered through the internet can help in how you respond to your tinnitus allowing a significant improvement in the depression associated with tinnitus and quality of life.
Tinnibot is a support tool for tinnitus, accessible to the English-speaking world through an engaging conversational agent (i.e. chatbot) called “Tinnibot”.