tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT)

tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT)

What Is the Best Approach to Tinnitus Management?

Numerous protocols and approaches are used by audiologists in the management of tinnitus, including but not limited to Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT), Tinnitus Activities Treatment, and Progressive Tinnitus Management.

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Tinnitus in 10: What Every Audiologist Should Know to Provide Research-Based Care

Tinnitus is an invisible condition affecting 10 percent to 15 percent of adults (Hoffman and Reed, 2004). Chronic tinnitus is defined as the persistent perception of sound when there is no external source (Jastreboff, 1990). It generally is accepted that tinnitus is manageable and not bothersome for about 80 percent of those who experience it (Davis and Refaie, 2000; Hoffman and Reed, 2004; Jastreboff and Hazell, 1998). That is, most people who experience tinnitus tend to ignore it and are not interested in receiving specialized clinical services.

Topic(s): Hearing, Tinnitus, Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Meniere’s Disease (MD), tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT), Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI), tinnitus education (TED), tinnitus masking (TM)

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Publication Issue: Audiology Today May/June 2019

Tinnitus Intervention

The evidence for the efficacy of tinnitus intervention has been plagued by poorly designed trials without appropriate randomization and controls. Henry et al. (2016) performed a multi-site randomized control trial (RCT) to compare two methods of tinnitus intervention to two control conditions. The study was completed at four Veterans Affairs Hospital sites. The two intervention methods included tinnitus masking (TM) and tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT). The two controls included a tinnitus education (TED) group and wait-list control (WLC).

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