Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus

First Edition

Eldré W. Beukes, Gerhard Andersson, Vinaya Manchaiah, Viktor Kaldo

Details: 256 pages, B&W, Softcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-299-2

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For many individuals afflicted with tinnitus, the condition causes substantial distress. While there is no known cure for tinnitus, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can offer an effective strategy for managing the symptoms and side effects of chronic tinnitus. Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy for Tinnitus is the first book to provide comprehensive CBT counseling materials specifically developed for the management of tinnitus. 

This valuable professional book has two primary purposes: to provide clinical guidelines for audiologists who are offering CBT-based counseling for tinnitus and to provide self-help materials for individuals with tinnitus. In addition, these materials may be of interest to researchers developing evidence-based therapies for tinnitus. 

The book is structured into three sections. Section A provides background information about the theoretical aspects of CBT and some practical tips on how to use this book. Section B provides the CBT counseling, or self-help materials, which can be used by both audiologists and those with tinnitus. Finally, Section C provides some supplementary materials for clinicians that can aid monitoring and engagement of individuals experiencing tinnitus during the course of intervention.

Key Features:

  • The CBT materials contained in this text have been tested in numerous clinical trials across the globe (Australia, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States) both as self-help book chapters and self-help materials delivered via the Internet. 
  • The counseling materials are presented at minimum reading grade level (U.S. 6th grade level) to maximize reader engagement. 
  • The authors of this book have extensive experience in the management of tinnitus, offering useful insights for clinicians and those with tinnitus.
  • Access to a PluralPlus companion website with various ancillaries such as expert advice videos for each chapter to facilitate its adoption to clinical practice.

Review

"This text is a boon for the field of audiology, educating to the point of service delivery what CBT is and how to utilize it with patients who suffer from tinnitus.
The authors bring collaboration and expertise to the issue of tinnitus. Dr. Beukes is a clinical researcher in audiology who has received numerous awards, particularly in the field of tinnitus research. Dr. Andersson is a professor of clinical psychology, earned a second PhD in otorhinolaryngology and has worked as a clinical psychologist in audiology on the tinnitus team. Dr. Manchaiah is an esteemed audiologist who is a prolific researcher. Finally, Dr. Kaldo is a professor of clinical psychology who pioneered internet-delivered CBT for tinnitus with Dr. Andersson. These worthy authors are a powerhouse for this topic and demand attention by students and practitioners of audiology and psychology alike. Since it is such a common disorder, it is recommended that both fields become well-versed in treating it.
This textbook is very useful to the practitioner. It gives adequate detail on tinnitus and CBT, giving both theoretical information as well as practical information. In one chapter, the authors explain how prevalent tinnitus is and the relative shortage of trained audiologists or psychologists to deal with it and many of those not knowing CBT or tinnitus, respectively. This chapter then goes on to explain both tinnitus and CBT in enough detail to make it understood by these professions. The rest of the book is devoted to how to tackle tinnitus with CBT. It can be used by the patient themselves, an audiologist, or a psychologist. The book is written in a style that is engaging. It is readable and interesting while being thorough and practical. The companion website has a video for the patient with tinnitus encouraging them whether they are doing it on their own or working with an audiologist. There are also worksheets for most of the chapters that can be given to the patients as they work to improve their reactions to their tinnitus.
This title is practical and beneficial for the practitioners of those suffering from tinnitus. It is a one-stop resource, giving evidence-based research of the effectiveness of CBT for tinnitus and well as explaining the disorder.  Most of the book fleshes out how to do CBT in order to reduce the effects of tinnitus on a patient. There is not a text like it in the field and it is a must-have for all audiologists and psychologists working with tinnitus patients."
—Lori J. Newport, AuD, Biola University, in Doody's Book Reviews (June 2021)

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments 
About the Authors

 

Section A. Introduction to CBT for Tinnitus

Chapter 1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Principles and Applications

Chapter 2. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus

Chapter 3. How to Deliver Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus

 

Section B: CBT Intervention (Self-Help) Materials for Tinnitus

Part I. Overview

Chapter 4. Tackling Tinnitus Program Outline

Chapter 5. Tinnitus Overview

Part II. Relaxation Guide

Chapter 6. Deep Relaxation

Chapter 7. Deep Breathing

Chapter 8. Entire Body Relaxation

Chapter 9. Frequent Relaxation

Chapter 10. Relaxing When Stressed or Upset

Chapter 11. Relaxation Routine

Part III. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

Chapter 12. Positive Imagery

Chapter 13. Views of Tinnitus

Chapter 14. Shifting Focus

Chapter 15. Thought Patterns

Chapter 16. Challenging Thoughts

Chapter 17. Being Mindful

Chapter 18. Listening to Tinnitus

Part IV. Dealing With the Effects of Tinnitus

Chapter 19. Sound Enrichment

Chapter 20. Sleep Guidelines

Chapter 21. Improving Focus

Chapter 22. Increasing Sound Tolerance

Chapter 23. Listening Tips

Part V. Maintaining the Results

Chapter 24. Summary

Chapter 25. Future Planning

 

Section C. Supplementary Materials for Monitoring and Engagement 

Chapter 26. Additional Resources

Chapter 27. Pre-Intervention Screening Questionnaire

Chapter 28. Weekly Monitoring

Chapter 29. Providing Guidance

 

Index 
 

Eldré W. Beukes

Eldré Beukes, PhD, is the Post-doctoral Researcher and Research Audiologist at the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. She received her BSc in South Africa, her MSc in Audiology from the University of Manchester and her PhD was awarded from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. She is a clinical scientist in Audiology and was awarded the Richard May prize following her training. She received the prestigious Shapiro prize from the British Tinnitus Association for her research three years in a row (between 2017- 2019) and the Hallpike Research Prize in 2019 from the British Association of Audiological Physicians for her work involving the development and running of clinical trials to assess the effectiveness of Internet-based interventions.

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Gerhard Andersson

Gerhard Andersson, PhD, is a full professor of Clinical Psychology at Linköping University, Sweden and affiliated researcher at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. He is also active as a part-time clinician at the local audiology department, working with tinnitus and hyperacusis patients. He was among the first in the world to start doing research on internet-delivered treatments including self-help for tinnitus. Dr. Andersson has published extensively and is highly cited.

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Vinaya Manchaiah

Vinaya Manchaiah, AuD, MBA, PhD, is a Jo Mayo Endowed Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas. He received is BSc from the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), India, his MSc from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton, UK, his clinical doctorate (AuD) from Nova Southeastern University, US, and his research doctorate (PhD) from Linköping University in Sweden. He also holds Executive MBA and a post-graduate certificate degree in teaching in higher education from Swansea University in UK. He has worked in various clinical, research, teaching, and administrative roles, although his current academic appointment centers predominantly on research. His research focuses on improving the accessibility, affordability, and outcomes of hearing loss and tinnitus by promoting self-management and use of digital technologies. His research has been funded by various organizations including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts and four books. He has received numerous awards including the prestigious Bharat Samman Award from the NRI Institute in India in 2017, Erskine fellowship from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 2019, and was named a Jerger Future Leader of Audiology by the American Academy of Audiology in 2016.

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Viktor Kaldo

Viktor Kaldo, PhD, shares his time between being a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Linnaeus University, Sweden and research group leader at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He started his clinical and scientific career in 1999 by developing and implementing the first internet-based CBT-program to reduce tinnitus-related distress together with Professor Gerhard Andersson. After his dissertation at Uppsala University in 2008, he became a postdoc and later senior researcher at the Internet Psychiatry Clinic in Stockholm, affiliated to Karolinska Institutet. He has over a hundred publications so far, including 27 peer-reviewed articles, books, and chapters related to tinnitus and how to help those suffering from it.

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