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Strategies for Reducing Tinnitus Distress

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Strategies for Reducing Tinnitus Distress

Intermittent or chronic tinnitus can negatively impact a person’s quality of life, particularly if the person is highly sensitive to the ringing in his or her ears or has difficulty accepting the condition. While there is no cure for tinnitus, there are a variety of treatment options, ranging from self-help interventions and face-to-face counseling to more invasive treatments, including the use of cochlear implants. This journal self-study starts with a discussion of the situations in which patients report increased or decreased tinnitus and how acceptance of tinnitus affects tinnitus distress and anxiety. It then describes the use of cochlear implants to more directly address tinnitus and an Internet-based treatment to target psychological and emotional aspects of living with the disorder. Audiologists will be able to use this information to help identify possible ways to decrease tinnitus and increase tolerance and acceptance of the bothersome condition.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • discuss the ways that tinnitus may affect a person’s quality of life
  • describe the situations that may contribute to increasing or lessening tinnitus
  • explain how different treatment methods may affect tinnitus distress and acceptance
  • discuss the potential benefits and drawbacks of in-person and Internet-based tinnitus treatment options and outcomes

What is a journal self-study?
A journal self-study is a set of articles from ASHA's peer-reviewed, scholarly journals and policy documents to read at your leisure. Some journal self-studies are online and others include a printed copy.

Learning Assessment
Online, multiple-choice exam

Continuing Education

: 0.25 PDHs: 2.5
: 12/17/2016 to 5/11/2018
: Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB2920
Client Age: All Ages
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Language: English

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