Healing Tinnitus through Voice and Attunement

This blog updates a study of Tinnitus published in 2016 and demonstrates how the client work has evolved.   An international online tinnitus clinic now offers a structured programme of self-help with email support and an element of counselling.   A single alignment tone now replaces the sequence of individual tones that were initially required for each client.  Where clients are willing to sustain the programme of practice and address underlying causative factors, this method has proved successful in eradicating this debilitating condition.

INTRODUCTION

As a speech and language generic specialist I was employed by the National Health Service Trust in the north of England.  My role was to coordinate and deliver an area wide service to adults with learning disabilities and children with special needs.  Over a thirty-year period, I had extensive experience as a clinician, working in hospitals, schools and community settings.  However, exploration into alternative means of expression and an interest in the impact of the voice on health inspired me to leave my profession to train in holistic therapies with the Academy of Spiritual Sciences.  This study deepened my understanding of the links between communication and consciousness, vocal sound vibration and the principles of healing.    Several years later as Principal of the Academy and senior tutor therapist , I established Light Voice, an holistic voice consultancy.   Therapeutic intervention combined the use of vocal toning, energy alignment, music and colour.   Further research programmes document an integrative approach to healing with different client groups.

My work with tinnitus began in 2007 and the goal of my tinnitus research has been to further enhance the potential for healing tinnitus by combining energy alignment with the human voice.  The positive clinical results offer hope in what is currently perceived by the medical profession to be an incurable condition.

WHAT IS TINNITUS?

The Latin word for tinnitus comes from the word ‘tintinare’ which means to make a ringing or jangling sound.  Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing a noise in your ear or head when there is no external cause.  Current statistics show that over 50 million Americans experience some form of tinnitus.  Roughly 20 million people struggle with burdensome chronic tinnitus, while 2 million have extreme and debilitating cases, (American Tinnitus Association).  6 million people in the UK suffer from tinnitus and The British Tinnitus Association revealed in 2018 that the number of people living with the hearing condition is set to increase by more than 500,000 over the next decade.  It is increasingly affecting millions across the globe.

Tinnitus can arise from a wide range of underlying causes and may be triggered by noise pollution, technology, diagnostic scanners,  trauma, mental stress or emotional conflict. Onset is gradual or sudden with intermittent or constant disturbance.

ORTHODOX MEDICINE

 Orthodox medicine has little understanding of tinnitus and leaves clients who suffer from this debilitating condition with the belief that nothing can be done and their tinnitus cannot be cured.

Current medical opinion states that there is no known cure and sufferers are advised to learn to live with what is often a crippling disorder.  Medical research using technology to mask the noise has shown limited and variable response.  Tinnitus is a symptom not a disease and in metaphysical terms, tinnitus is the manifestation of dissonance within the physical body and within the subtle energy anatomy, which relates to our sensory awareness, thought patterns and intuitive faculties.

 HOLISTIC APPROACH

 An holistic approach means that the whole person is taken into account, not just the physical body but emotional and mental health as well as the spiritual aspect.  It has been proved by science that we are physical bodies enveloped in a electromagneticl field of subtle energy .  The  subtle energy system links to the body through an anatomical structure mirroring the physical anatomy.  Recognised for thousands of years and referred to by many names including chi or prana, it is the life force which animates the physical body and when it withdraws, death ensues.  Mapped since ancient times, a highly complex network of meridian channels act as a transport system to disseminate this subtle energy throughout the body.

My holistic approach is based on an understanding of energy and vibration and its impact on our ability to listen as well as its impact on health.

To read the full paper go to Academia.edu 

Here are details of my online Tinnitus Clinic    at the Living Memory Research Trust