In recent years, I found myself constantly annoyed with the high-pitched sound that I knew I could not get rid of and I never had a way to properly manage my tinnitus until I learned about the iCBT program. I used to rely on background noises such as my fan, music, or the television to help “mask” the ringing that I hear. Prior to taking the iCBT modules, I would often find myself annoyed whenever I was in a situation in which I could not rely on background noises. In these situations, I was never able to stop thinking about how annoying the ringing was, along with how it made me feel.
After completing the iCBT modules and learning different techniques, it impacted the way in which I view my tinnitus. Learning about how to apply positive psychology to my tinnitus changed how I felt when there was not much background noise for me to rely on. Prior to these modules, whenever my tinnitus was louder than normal when trying to fall asleep, I would become very frustrated. This frustration then caused me to become more awake and resulted in me being tired the next day. With the knowledge that I learned from these modules, I now have a new way to handle this situation.
The iCBT program is a very valuable resource for those who are suffering from tinnitus.
This program is a great resource and can help those who may be suffering. The techniques that were taught really changed how I live with tinnitus, and it helped me learn how to push my tinnitus to the background.
I feel that these modules also impacted my life outside of tinnitus. It made me see that I should have a more positive outlook on many different aspects of my life, and has allowed me to handle situations differently than I would have prior to this program.