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How to Manage Your Tinnitus is a self-help workbook that is intended for use by patients or by anyone who is bothered by tinnitus. This third edition of the workbook has been extensively reviewed and expanded to include new sections describing key components of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The DVD and CD are included with the workbook. The DVD contains four interactive videos, all of which are captioned. The first two videos show the education that is provided to patients during the first and second sessions of PTM Level 3 Group Education (this video is different from the one for the PTM clinical handbookthe workbook version is designed for individual viewing at home while the handbook version is designed for group viewing in the clinical setting). The third and fourth videos on the DVD provide demonstrations of two relaxation techniquesdeep breathing and imagery. These relaxation videos can be used to supplement the Level 3 Group Education. The 76-minute audio CD contains a tutorial of how sound can be used to manage tinnitus, followed by samples of different sounds. Clinicians can use the CD to supplement the PTM counseling.
Progressive Tinnitus Management: Clinical Handbook for Audiologists describes PTM in detail. Minimal background information is provided with the focus on describing the clinical procedures for conducting PTM. The handbook includes 28 separate appendices to facilitate the clinical implementation of PTM with the appropriate flowcharts, procedural guides, questionnaires, patient handouts, and forms. A DVD and a CD are included with the handbook. The DVD contains four interactive videos, all of which are captioned. The first two videos show the education that is provided to patients during the first and second sessions of PTM Level 3 Group Education. These videos are designed for group viewing by patients in the clinical environment. The third and fourth videos on the DVD provide demonstrations of two relaxation techniquesdeep breathing and imagery. These relaxation videos can be used to supplement the Level 3 Group Education. The CD contains PowerPoint files that should be used for the Level 3 Group Education sessions when conducting live presentations.
Progressive Tinnitus Management: Counseling Guide is designed for conducting one-on-one counseling. While the PTM counseling involves both audiologic and psychologic counseling, this book focuses on the audiologic counseling. Normally, this book would be used for patients who require PTM Level 5 Individualized Support. However, it can be used for any patient who requires individual counseling to learn how to manage reactions to tinnitus. The Counseling Guide is used like a flip chart, but laid flat on a table between clinician and patient. One side provides bulleted talking points to aid the clinician in describing the concepts. The other side faces the patient and shows simplified text and illustrations to facilitate comprehension. The Counseling Guide, which is almost 300 pages long, includes three sections. The first section is a complete description of the PTM audiologic counseling, which corresponds to the education that is provided during the first Level 3 group workshop. The second section corresponds to the second Level 3 group workshop, as a follow-up to the first workshop. The third section is a counseling guide for patients who suffer from reduced sound tolerance (hyperacusis). A 76-minute audio CD is included with the Counseling Guide. The CD contains a tutorial of how sound can be used to manage tinnitus, followed by samples of different sounds. Clinicians can use the CD to supplement the PTM counseling.
How to Mangage Your Tinnitus
Part 1: Introduction
Part 2. Step-by-Step Guide: Using Sound to Manage Tinnitus
o Tinnitus and Hearing Survey
o Using Sound to Manage Reactions to Tinnitus
o Develop a Personal Sound Plan
Part 3. Step-by-Step Guide: Changing Thoughts and Feelings to Manage Reactions to Tinnitus
o Relaxation Exercises
o Pleasant Activity Scheduling
o Changing Thoughts
o Changing Thoughts and Feelings Worksheet
Part 4. Protect Your Ears!
o Standard Earplugs
o Custom Earplugs
o Hi-fi Earplugs
o Electronic Earplugs
Appendix A: Description of Tinnitus
Appendix B: What Causes Tinnitus?
Appendix C: Methods of Tinnitus Management
Appendix D: What To Do When Everyday Sounds Are Too Loud
Appendix E: Effects of Tinnitus
Appendix F: Effects of Hearing Loss
Appendix G: Examples of How People Use Sound to Manage Reactions to Tinnitus
Appendix H: How to Choose Devices
Appendix I: Tips for Getting Better Sleep
Appendix J: Resources
Copies of Sound Plan Worksheet
Copies of Changing Thoughts Worksheet
Managing Your Tinnitus DVD
Managing Your Tinnitus, Sound Demonstration CD
Progressive Tinnitus Management: Clinical Handbook for Audiologists
Ch. 1. Definitions and Background
Ch. 3. Research Leading to PTM
Ch. 2. PTM Overview
Ch. 4. Level 1 Triage
Ch. 5. Level 2 Audiologic Evaluation
Ch. 6. Sound Tolerance Evaluation & Management (STEM)
Ch. 7. Level 3 Group Education
Ch. 8. Level 4 Interdisciplinary Evaluation
Ch. 9. Level 5 Individualized Support
Progressive Tinnitus Management: Counseling Guide
Section 1. Managing Your Tinnitus: What to Do and How to do it (Introduction)
Part 1: Review the Tinnitus and Hearing Survey
Part 2: Learning How to Make a Sound Plan to Manage Tinnitus
Part 3: Design Your First Sound Plan
Section 2. Managing Your Tinnitus: What to Do and How to do it (Follow-up session)
Part 1: Review the Sound Plan Worksheet
Part 2: Discuss Your Sound Plan
Part 3: Ideas for Choosing Devices
Part 4: Update Your Sound Plan
Part 5 (optional): Sound-based Methods of Tinnitus Management
Part 6 (optional): Other Things You Can Do
Section 3. What To Do When Everyday Sounds Are Too Loud
About The Authors
James Henry, PhD, is a certified audiologist with a doctorate in Behavioral Neuroscience. He works as a VA Research Career Scientist at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) located at the Portland, Oregon VA Medical Center, and is a Research Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health & Science University. He has been at the VA for 23 years, and has conducted tinnitus research for 17 years. His research focuses on the development of standardized protocols for clinical assessment and management of tinnitus, and conducting randomized clinical trials to assess outcomes of different methods of tinnitus intervention.
Tara Zaugg, AuD, is a licensed, certified, and clinically-privileged research audiologist employed at the NCRAR. Through her involvement in tinnitus clinical trials over the last 10 years at the NCRAR, she has developed considerable expertise in tinnitus assessment and management, and in the training of audiologists to perform tinnitus management.
Paula Myers, PhD, is an audiologist and former teacher of the Deaf and Deaf-Blind. She works as Chief of the Audiology Section and Cochlear Implant Coordinator at the James A. Haley VA Hospital.
Caroline J. Kendall, PhD, is a Research Psychologist and Career Development Award recipient at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, Connecticut and Associate Research Scientist at Yale University. She earned her doctorate at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. in 2004 and has worked at the VA since 2005. Dr. Kendall is interested in psychological interventions for tinnitus and the comorbidities of mental health disorders with tinnitus.
170 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"