Tinnitus is a condition where there is constant ringing in the ears. Tinnitus is linked to attention problems, poor memory, poor reaction times and slow mental processing speeds in people with the condition.
– An internet-based program that builds mental acuity seems to help people deal with the incessant ringing or perception of sound.
– The program has 11 interactive training exercises that include simple sound stimuli, continuous speech and visual stimuli to distract people from their tinnitus.
– Use of the program for one hour everyday for five days a week over a period of eight weeks resulted in elimination of tinnitus and improvement of mental acuity.
Half of those who completed the online program said they felt there were improvements in their tinnitus as well as improvements in memory, attention and concentration, compared with patients who didn’t use the program.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.