Higher Education

Tinnitus Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Richard S. Tyler Ph.D. University of Iowa
  • ISBN-10: 1565939220  |  ISBN-13: 9781565939226
  • 300 Pages
  • © 2000 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $171.00



For students interested in audiology or speech and language sciences, this comprehensive text covers a wide range of aspects regarding tinnitus. Written by professionals, the text 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 patients, how tinnitus affects a patient's lifestyle, work, relationships, and communications, and the patient's 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.

Features and Benefits

  • Section on the American Tinnitus Association and self-help groups provides users with the facets for support and information
  • Several avenues for treatment and therapy are offered, providing the user with a wide range of choices

Table of Contents

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.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard S. Tyler Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Audiology. Department of Otolaryngology. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.