Hello Everyone! I’m Dr Bruce Hubbard. I am a tinnitus sufferer and also a Cognitive Behavior Therapist who treats tinnitus. In 2005, my long-standing mild tinnitus substantially worsened and I also developed hyperacusis. The anxiety this triggered became so intense that it bordered on panic and encompassed my waking hours. I bemoaned my condition, withdrew from friends and family, and began anticipating a foreshortened future. I’ve since gone on to thrive in life despite having tinnitus and hyperacusis. I will always experience the sounds, sensations and distortions, but I no longer notice them or think about them. They do not carry the emotional weight of those early years, do not influence my mood or interfere with my goals. There are many effective approaches to help sufferers adapt and adjust to hearing disorders. Given my background I was naturally disposed to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). It has become my mission to help others use Cognitive Behavior Therapy to live and thrive with tinnitus and hyperacusis. As a sufferer I am ready to learn from others on this forum. As a professional I am eager to lend my expertise! I look forward to a long and valuable conversation!