Can CBT help you?

June 2024

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is at the core of our treatment approach at Hashir International Institute. Learn how CBT can help you reshape your relationship with tinnitus and/or sound (in the cases of hyperacusis and misophonia) and regain control over your life.


A recent meta-analysis conducted by an international group of experts from the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the UK, which was published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, assessed the effect of CBT on tinnitus. Meta-analysis is a statistical method that combines the results of multiple studies, taking into consideration the methodological strengths and limitations of the individual studies in order to reach to a conclusion about the effectiveness of a treatment. The authors included 28 studies on CBT for tinnitus with a total of 2733 participants. The conclusion was that CBT was effective in reducing the negative impact of tinnitus on patients’ quality of life.


A study published in American Journal of Audiology 2024 reported that audiologist-delivered CBT provided via video calls gave promising results in helping patients to reduce the impact of misophonia, hyperacusis, and tinnitus on their life. The effect of treatment was larger for measures related to the impact of misophonia, hyperacusis, and tinnitus and for symptoms of general anxiety and depression symptoms than for measures related to specific anxiety disorders, namely, social phobia and OCD. Click here to read the full text of the paper.



For further information, please contact:
Hashir International Institute, 167-169 Great Portland Street, 5th Floor, London, W1W 5PF

Hashir International Institute, 54 Quarry Street, Guildford. GU1 3UA


About Hashir International Institute:

Hashir International is an independent research institute and treatment centre dedicated to improving the diagnostic process and rehabilitation programs for patients experiencing misophonia, tinnitus and hyperacusis. They offer specialist training courses, ethical review of research proposals, research design, research sponsorship, and supervising MSc and PhD students.


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