Many behavioral treatments have been studied and have achieved some success:
● Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT)
● Biofeedback and stress relief programs
●Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
At the Tinnitus Medical Center, a multidisciplinary approach can be used to help patients with disability tinnitus. A randomized trial conducted at an audiology referral center included 492 adult tinnitus patients who compared multidisciplinary step therapy [tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT) with cognitive-behavioral therapy (cognitive). -behavioral therapy, CBT) combines clinical psychologists, exercise therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, social workers and audiologists with conventional treatment. At 12 months of treatment, patients assigned to the step-wise treatment group had significantly improved scores in terms of health-related quality of life, tinnitus damage, and tinnitus severity.
In short, patients should not be discouraged, nor should they be told that they have no treatment.
Tinnitus Retraining Therapy — TRT is based on bypassing or covering abnormal auditory cortical neural connections. These therapies are performed at specialized tinnitus medical centers and some hearing facilities; the skills of different operators vary, and each center has a specific success rate for its center.
TRT is based on the principle that all levels of auditory pathways and several non-auditory systems play an important role in tinnitus; TRT enhances the role of non-auditory systems in determining the degree of tinnitus. TRT involves inducing and promoting the apprehension of tinnitus signals. The purpose of treatment is to achieve the following degree: unless the patient specifically pays attention to tinnitus, the patient does not perceive their tinnitus. Moreover, even when tinnitus is perceived, it does not cause annoyance to the patient. According to the specific scheme, the low level, wide band noise and ambient sound generated by the wearable sounder are combined by the targeted consult