Year : 2017 | Volume
: 4 | Issue : 1 | Page : 1--5
Sound therapy for tinnitus patients
Mohamed I Shabana, Abeir O Dabbous, Ayman M.M. Abdelkarim
Department of Audiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Sound therapy, or use of any sound for the purposes of tinnitus management, is widely accepted as a management tool for tinnitus. Sound therapy have varying goals. Reducing the attention drawn to tinnitus, reducing the loudness of tinnitus, substituting a less disruptive noise. Sound therapy can be achieved with many modalities: Environmental Enrichment, tinnitus maskers, hearing aids and combination instruments such as: Danalogic iFIT Tinnitus, ReSound Live TS, Oticon’s Tinnitus “SoundSupport”, Phonak’s Tinnitus Balance and Widex Zen Fractal Tones. There are other sound devices e.g.: Acoustic Co-ordinated Reset, Neuromodulation, Serenade, Neuromonics, Phase-Out, Phase-shift and tinnitus inhibitory pathway activation.
The advantages of sound therapy are: being non-invasive, reduce patient frustration and anxiety, some patients experience residual inhibition and it can facilitate patient’s habituation to tinnitus.
Ayman M.M. Abdelkarim
Department of Audiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Post Box: 3090, Zip Code: 11471
|How to cite this article:|
Shabana MI, Dabbous AO, Abdelkarim AM. Sound therapy for tinnitus patients.Adv Arab Acad Audio-Vestibul J 2017;4:1-5
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Shabana MI, Dabbous AO, Abdelkarim AM. Sound therapy for tinnitus patients. Adv Arab Acad Audio-Vestibul J [serial online] 2017 [cited 2018 May 20 ];4:1-5
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