This comprehensive book begins with the epidemiology of tinnitus, including classification, incidence in populations, and causes, as well as reviews of different studies. It then addresses the psychological profile of a tinnitus patient, wih information on how they differ from normal or hearing-impaired patients, how tinnitus affects a patients lifestyle, work, relationship, and communications, and the patients' relationship to others around them. Other sections include tinnitus and insomnia, physiological mechanisms and neural models, medical and surgical evaluation and management, tinnitus in children, and finally a history of tinnitus. Sections pertaining to therapy and treatment for the patient include hearing aids, maskers, habituation therapy, counseling, and biofeedback. The section on the American Tinnitus Association and self-help groups provides patients with sources for support and information. Several avenues for treatment and therapy ae offered, providing the clinician with a wide range of choices.
Epidemiology of Tinnitus. Psychological Profiles of Tinnitus in Patients. Tinnitus and Insomnia. Psychological Mechanims and Neural Models. Neural Plasticity and Tinnitus. Psychoacoustical Measurement. Psychological Measurement of Tinnitus in Humans. Spontaneous Otoacoustic Emissions and Tinnitus. Medical and Surgical Evaluation and Management of Tinnitus. Tinnitus in Children. Psychological Management of Tinnitus. Biofeedback Training in the Treatment of Tinnitus. Cognitive Behavior Modification. Tinnitus Masking. Tinnitus Habituation Therapy (THT) and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). Electrical Stimulation for Tinnitus Suppression. Medicolegal Issues. American Tinnitus Association and Self-Help Groups. A History of Tinnitus. Index.