Progressive Tinnitus Management: Counseling Guide
James A. Henry, Tara Zaugg, Paula Myers, Caroline J. Kendall
Details: 300 pages, B&W, Spiral Bound + CD, 8.5" x 11"
This book 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.
"This is a useful clinical tool for audiologists to be used in conjunction with the other two books in the series for developing a clinical treatment program. The counseling guide provides high-quality visual examples to help guide group treatment sessions, as well as counsel tinnitus patients with reduced sound tolerance. The audio CD provides examples of different sounds for sound therapy approaches to tinnitus management."
—Ryan McCreery, M.S. (Boys Town National Research Hospital), Doody's Review Service
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
James Steiger, Erin L. Miller
Details: 408 pages, B&W, Softcover, 4.5" x 8"
Release Date: 03/15/2017