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Aural Rehab SLP401

Tinnitus Perception of sound ( ringing or buzzing) without any external stimulus
Possible causes hearing loss, noise exposure, aging, acoustic trauma, head injury, excess cerumen, disease, otoxic effects
Testing Pitch matching. Loudness matching
Treatment Education, HAs, noise generators,neuromonics, treatment centers (Oregon), tinnitus retraining therapy, cognitive behavior therapy
Hearing aids Amplification can sometimes interfere with perception of tinnitus and helps it become less noticeable.
Noise generators low-level, background noise diverts attention.
Neuromonics Desensitization device adaptable to specific needs. Sounds presented in a pleasant array to negate the negative reaction by the limbic system
Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) Also, Tinnitus Habituation Therapy. Conditions not to respond in an emotional way. Relegates tinnitus to unimportant sound in the background of consciousness. Achieved through directive counseling and sound therapy.
Cognitive behavior therapy it is not the tinnitus that dictates how you feel, but the way you think about your tinnitus that influences your response to this condition.
Created by: ashea01