Category: Tinnitus Testing

Tinnitus Testing


Brain Synchronization Could Help Treat Tinnitus

Most of the time, our brain receives different input from each of our ears, but we nevertheless perceive speech as unified sounds. This process takes place through synchronization of the areas of the brain involved with the help of gamma waves, neurolinguists at the University of Zurich (UZH) have now discovered

Tinnitus, CBT, iCBT, and Tinnitus Management: An Interview with Grant Searchfield, PhD

Douglas Beck, AuD, interviews Dr Searchfield who is one of the world’s leading experts on the cognitive processes involved in tinnitus perception and innovative technology for the management of hearing loss and tinnitus. Topics include the possible origins of tinnitus, tools for helping patients, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), internet-based CBT, and more.

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Tinnitus Issues and Management: 2017

As we continue to support the needs of the tinnitus patient and practitioner—from sound generators to therapy approaches—it is important to maintain flexibility in treatment. This article looks at the three most-common tinnitus treatment approaches used within a clinic or with an individual patient. Recent evidence suggests the therapist is 9 to 10 times more important to the outcome of therapy than the specific treatment approaches, and new tools like Oticon’s Tinnitus SoundSupport are providing better options in the treatment of tinnitus patients with hearing aids.

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Progressive Tinnitus Management, Habituation, and More: An Interview with James A. Henry, PhD

Following last month’s interview with Richard Tyler, PhD, we turn our attention to another world expert in tinnitus, James A. Henry, PhD, a research career scientist at the VA National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, and recipient of the 2016 Paul B. Magnuson Award for his innovative work on the treatment and management of tinnitus—the highest honor for VA rehabilitation investigators.

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ESIT Receives Funding for Tinnitus Research Scholarships

As part of its research and development program, “Horizon 2020,” the European Union (EU) is making 3.8 million euros available for the European School for Interdisciplinary Tinnitus Research (ESIT)—an education program funded by the EU in order to promote tinnitus research in Europe—in order to gather data on a systematic interdisciplinary basis, to research new treatment methods, and to train 15 young scientists for work in the field, ESIT announced.

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MarkeTrak VIII: The Prevalence of Tinnitus in the United States and the Self-reported Efficacy of Various Treatments

The size of the tinnitus population in the United States is nearly 30 million people—or about 10% of the entire population—and the incidence of tinnitus is as high as 26.7% for people ages 65-84 years. Data in this article also confirm that the provision of hearing aids offers substantial benefit to a significant number of people suffering from tinnitus. Evidence also suggests that this information should be more widely disseminated in the audiological and medical communities.

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