As Audiologists we need to understand the components of a tinnitus evaluation and have knowledge of different tinnitus management strategies. This presentation will review the basics of a tinnitus examination, as well as management options. Management options include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT), Apps for a cell phone or tablet and holistic approaches. In addition to management options, a review of the “Big Six” hearing aid company’s avenues for tinnitus management will also be outlined.
Course created on March 28, 2016
- Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to describe the components of a tinnitus evaluation and management process.
- Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to list the various options available in hearing aids aside from traditional amplification.
- Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to list at least three other resources other than hearing aids for patients with tinnitus.
|0-5 Minutes||Basic introduction of tinnitus|
|5-20 Minutes||Basic tinnitus evaluation - case history, an audiological evaluation which includes high frequencies and middle ear measurements, Pitch Matching, Loudness Matching, Masking and Residual Inhibition.|
|20-30 Minutes||Questionnaires - Tinnitus Handicap Inventory (THI), Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI) and the Tinnitus and Hearing Survey (THS)|
|30-40 Minutes||Traditional tinnitus management options - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT)|
|40-55 Minutes||Review of the Big Six hearing aid companys avenues for tinnitus management|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Questions|
Brianna Young, AuD, FAAA
Product Manager - Hearing Assessment
Brianna Young, Au.D. is a part of the product management team at Otometrics Global, and has been with the company since August of 2014. She has previously worked in the North American Otometrics team and in an Otolaryngology practice with multiple locations preforming pediatric and adult diagnostic hearing evaluations, counseling, and adult hearing aid fittings. Dr. Young also has previous experience with balance testing & electrophysiological testing, as well as working in an audiology management position. She obtained her bachelors of science in Communicative Disorders from Northern Illinois University and graduated with her Doctor of Audiology degree from The Ohio State University
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