Does meditation “fix” tinnitus?
A new program called Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction has been studied as a therapy. Instead of directly attacking the volume of the tinnitus tone, this therapy indirectly targets our brain’s negative reaction to the tinnitus percept. It’s a brilliant technique that leverages the power of mindfulness. The study link is available here. I’ve made a short video blog about this you can view here.
Additionally, one of the study authors gave a great talk on this subject. In short, meditation doesn’t fix tinnitus per se, but it can dramatically reduce how negatively it affects your life.