LONG TERM RESULTS are now beginning to come in from those who completed the therapist-supported CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme (TEP) a year ago. It’s every bit as important to monitor the long term effect of using the TEP as it is the Outcomes after completing the course.
In fact, results are being maintained and even improved upon. This is what was anticipated, as the aim was always to achieve similar consistency of improvement as there were in my clinics. I am happy to see consistency of improvement is every bit as good for the CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme as the results seen in my clinics over the last 26 years – NHS and private clinics.
- Dean, UK: Initial THI score 98% - final review 22%
A year after Dean completed the CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme, his progress is stable, THI score is 20% and here’s his One Year On review:
“I still carry out daily breathing exercises as my anxiety and stress are triggers. Debbie's counselling always reminds me of the true meaning of tinnitus which helps me on difficult days. My life thanks to Debbie is now much more enjoyable and I cope better with the bad days . I now achieve periods of calm which has benefited me from almost silence at times. Debbie has helped my healing process and I revisit my notes to help me in stressful and anxious periods.” (2020)
- Kathy, USA: Initial THI score 68% - final review 20%
A year after Kathy completed the CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme, her progress is stable, THI score is 18% and here's her One Year On review:
"One thing that I have gotten a lot better at is reminding myself that this is not dangerous, there is nothing to fight, that it can't hurt me and that it can just be there in the background without making me upset or afraid. I hardly ever talk about it at all which I think is good. And I am happy to be not dependent on the sound generators any more. I do at times still get frustrated that it isn't completely gone or that it makes it hard at times to relax or makes it hard to hear someone but it is waaaaay less than before. I know that the more I believe it's "no big deal" the better. I do everything I want now and I have benefited from my mantras that all sounds are ok/safe and sounds can't hurt me. I do my breathing daily and am getting regular exercise which I think also helps with sleep and stress. You have helped me SO much." (2019)
More One Year On results are due in the coming weeks and months…..
Both the above were people at the upper/severe end of tinnitus distress when they started the CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme, so I am very pleased to see they have done every bit as well as they would have done visiting me in my clinic – although neither of them would have been able to as they live too far away! Dean is at the other end of the country to me, and Kathy is in a different country!
Course materials and interaction is all via the internet; one-to-one appointments are easy to access through a computer, tablet or smartphone. I use Zoom Using Zoom and all you do is click a link in an email and we are “in the room”.
Before I go, here are some useful links:
- Main website: www.tinnituseprogram.org
- Check your THI (Tinnitus Handicap Inventory) score www.tinnituseprogram.org/what-is-your-thi-score-.html
- Book a Consultation for Assessment www.tinnituseprogram.org/assessment-booking-form.html
- Go to the therapist-supported CBT for Tinnitus E-Programme https://coursecraft.net/c/TEP/splash