Tinnitus Retraining Therapy Patient Counseling Guide

ISBN-10: 159756155X
ISBN-13: 9781597561556
Edition: 2009
List price: $98.00
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Description: Tinnitus and over sensitivity to sound are common and hitherto incurable, distressing conditions that affect a substantial number of the population. This text presents a description and justification of the Jastreboff neurophysiological model of  More...

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Book details

List price: $98.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Plural Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 175
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Tinnitus and over sensitivity to sound are common and hitherto incurable, distressing conditions that affect a substantial number of the population. This text presents a description and justification of the Jastreboff neurophysiological model of tinnitus.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
TRT Counseling
Overview of the Auditory System
Sound Waves
The Auditory System
The Ear
Auditory Nerve: The "Cable"
Auditory Nervous System: The "Computer"
Hearing and the Brain
Organ of Corti
The Piano Keyboard in the Cochlea
Hair Cells
The Amplifier in the Cochlea
Damage to Hair Cells
Loss of Hair Cells and Normal Hearing
Hair Cell Loss: Outer versus Inner
Otoacoustic Emissions
Discordant Damage/Dysfunction
Discordant Damage/Dysfunction Theory
Neural Networks
Enhancement and Suppression of Neural Activity
Auditory Gain
The Heller and Bergman Experiment
Why Is the Heller and Bergman Experiment Important?
Rules of Perception
Perception of Signal Strength
Perception of Tinnitus Strength
Limitation of Attention
Sensory Overload
Managing Sensory Overload: (1) Automated Responses
Managing Sensory Overload: (2) Classification of Signals
Managing Sensory Overload: (3) Prioritization of Signals
Plasticity of the Brain
Retraining of Conditioned Reflexes
Nonauditory Systems Activated by Tinnitus
Limbic System
Autonomic Nervous System
Fight-or-Flight Response
Chronic Stress
Tinnitus and Stress
The Neurophysiological Model of Tinnitus
Conditioned Reflexes
No-Problem Tinnitus
Problem Tinnitus
The Vicious Circle
Effects of Tinnitus
Sleep Deprivation
Medications for Sleep
Tinnitus Loudness and Tinnitus Severity
Autonomic Nervous System Activity
Conscious Loop
Subconscious Loop
Reacting Constantly to Tinnitus
Experiencing a New Sound
Natural Habituation to a New Sound
New Refrigerator
Classification of New Sound: "Important"
Reclassification of New Sound: "Unimportant"
New Tinnitus
Habituation Occurs above the Tinnitus Generator
Main Goal of Treatment with TRT
Secondary Goal of Treatment with TRT
Habituation and Passive Extinction
Passive Extinction of Conditioned Reflexes
Reclassification of Tinnitus
Known Danger Versus Unknown Danger
Thinking Positively about Tinnitus
Stress Management
Distraction Techniques
Sound Therapy
Reducing Contrast = Reducing Strength
Suppression of Tinnitus Is Counterproductive to Habituation
Drugs and Tinnitus
Drugs Can Impair Learning
Habituation Takes Time
Summary
Fitting Ear-Level Devices
What Is the "Mixing Point"?
Adjusting Output of Sound Generators
Sound Generators: Points to Remember
TRT: Keys to Achieving Success
Hyperacusis
Automatic Gain Control
Hyperacusis
Treating Hyperacusis
Misophonia
Treating Misophonia
Phonophobia
References

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