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Why Treat Tinnitus Patients

Course: #29562Level: Intermediate1 Hour 226 Reviews
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Widex Zen Therapy (WZT), an integrated approach to tinnitus patient management consisting of acoustic therapy (fractal tones and/or filtered noise), amplification, counseling (both instructional and adjustment based via cognitive behavioral intervention) and relaxation exercises (including sleep management strategies) has been proven to be an effective method for helping tinnitus sufferers manage this very difficult symptom.
In this course, an examination of the evolution and rationale of WZT and its individual components will be detailed. Each component of the integrated therapy will be described. The results of several recent independent, multi-site clinical investigations will be examined and analyzed with regard not only to success (and failure) rate, but also why, and for which patients, this approach applies. There will be a demonstration of the software required to program the sound therapy components of WZT as well as a discussion of future trends.

Course created on June 2, 2017

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; Kansas, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to describe the various components and their rational comprising Widex Zen Therapy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to describe the necessary components to provide comprehensive instructional counseling and cognitive-behavioral interventions to patients with tinnitus.
  • checkmarkAfter this course learners will be able to explain the results of recent investigations regarding the efficiency and efficacy of Widex Zen Therapy.

Agenda

0-25 Minutes Introduction; Components of Integrated Therapy
25-45 Minutes Examination of clinical investigations regard success and failure rate
45-55 Minutes Software demonstration/Therapy Components of WZT
55-60 Minutes Conclusion

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Robert Sweetow is employed by the University of California, San Francisco. He has authored numerous publications. He has worked as a consultant for Widex. Non-financial: Robert Sweetow has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Widex in partnership with AudiologyOnline.

Content Disclosure: This learning event focuses on Widex products and services and will not include info on other products or services.

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