Tinnitus Retraining Therapy

Tinnitus Retraining Therapy is a method of treatment based on a neurophysicological model of tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance. The neurophysicological model of tinnitus is based on the connections between tinnitus and the brain. Tinnitus is not just a condition of the auditory system—various systems of the brain are also involved in processing tinnitus related sounds. Tinnitus-induced problems are the result of conditioned reflexes in the brain. By suppressing these brain responses it is possible to remove the negative impact of tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance on a patient’s life. Tinnitus Retraining Therapy, or TRT, is applicable for all types of tinnitus as well as decreased sound tolerance. TRT does not require frequent clinic visits and there are no side effects. Special training of audiologists or other health care professionals working in TRT is required for effective treatment. Consult your audiologist for proper treatment of tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance. #100

Learn more at:
http://www.audiologyonline.com/articles/tinnitus-retraining-therapy-an-update-1286

References:

Jastreboff, PhD, ScD, Pawel J., and Margaret M. Jastreboff, PhD. "Tinnitus Retraining Therapy: An Update Pawel J. Jastreboff Margaret M. Jastreboff." AudiologyOnline. N.p., 23 Oct. 2000. Web. 04 Apr. 2016.