Advanced Arab Academy of Audio-Vestibulogy Journal

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: 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

Correspondence Address:
Ayman M.M. Abdelkarim
Department of Audiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Post Box: 3090, Zip Code: 11471
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.


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


How to cite this URL:
Shabana MI, Dabbous AO, Abdelkarim AM. Sound therapy for tinnitus patients. Adv Arab Acad Audio-Vestibul J [serial online] 2017 [cited 2018 Sep 26 ];4:1-5
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