Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
Implementing the Neurophysiological Model
One of the nice things about being asked to review a book is that you get to keep a copy if it – and this is certainly a book well worth keeping. This is a thought-provoking and stimulating book for dipping into, for referring to, for speed-reading and for reading thoroughly from cover to cover. it will be a useful addition to the shelves of professionals who work with people with tinnitus.
This book provides a comprehensive guide to Tinnitus retraining therapy … Not only does this book give a very detailed description of this type of therapy, it links the theory to clinical practice and offers practical advice for implementation … a text that is both rigorous and practical … Very readable. Good value for money
I can only say this to all the people who suffer with tinnitus. I once suffered from Tinnitus. I no longer do and my life is better because of this book.
After many years of the “hell” that tinnitus can cause, this book pretty much “cured” me. I don’t really want to use that word because it’s not the way to think about this book or tinnitus. But I will say that if you have tinnitus and it’s a problem in your life, read this book.
It changes the way you think about tinnitus.
If I had to list the books that have changed my life. This book is on the top. To anyone with Tinnitus, this book is a must read. I can not stress that enough.
This new book contains a definitive description and justification for the Jastreboff Neurophysiological model of tinnitus. The treatment for tinnitus developed by the authors from the model, Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) has already proved to be the most effective and most widely practiced treatment for tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance (hyperacusis and misophonia). The authors describe in detail the essentials of TRT and review the research literature justifying their claims, together with a critique of other current therapeutic practices.
The discovery by Jastreboff in the 1980s of the mechanisms by which tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance occur, has lead to this new and effective treatment. Audiologists, ENTs, psychologists and counselors around the world currently practice this technique, with success rates around 80%. The book is written for professionals, but is accessible to patients, who will be able to use the knowledge, together with their therapist, to achieve relief. There is an extensive glossary, and margin notes to help identify the most important and salient elements in the text.
Two books on Tinnitus Retraining Therapy
by Henry, Trune, Robb and Jastreboff
Especially useful for professionals using TRT
Although tinnitus is a common international problem, often clinicians find they are unsure of how to treat their tinnitus patients. These two volumes are the first clinical resources for clinicians to provide exact procedures for clinical administration of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). The first volume (Clinical Guidelines) is suitable both for clinicians who conduct TRT and as a textbook for academic training programs. The second volume (Patient Counseling Guide)-designed to be used one-on-one with tinnitus (and hyperacusis) patients-is a double-sided resource with information for the clinician on one side and patient information on the other. Anyone who is interested in providing tinnitus management with TRT will find this pair of books immensely useful, practical, and resourceful.
Contents for Book 1:
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy: Clinical Guidelines
Contents: Introduction. I Neural and Learning Principles of TRT. Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology. Consciousness. Directed Attention. Emotions. Stress. Learning and Memory. II Clinical Guidelines for Assessment. Referral Guidelines. Self-Report Questionnaires. Patient Treatment Categories. TRT Initial Interview. Audiometric Testing. III Clinical Guidelines for Treatment. Principles of T Counseling. TRT Counseling. Ongoing Treatment. Treatment for Decreased Sound Tolerance. Summary and Conclusion. References. Appendices.
Contents for Book 2:
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy: Patient Counseling Guide
Contents: Introduction. Overview of the Auditory System. Hearing and the Brain. Rules of Perception. Limitation of Attention. Plasticity of the Brain. The Neurophysiological Model of Tinnitus. Fitting Ear-level Devices. Hyperacusis. References.