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.
You will be able to:
- discuss the ways that tinnitus may affect a person’s quality
- describe the situations that may contribute to increasing or lessening
- 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.
Online, multiple-choice exam