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Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction: Healing from Home During A Pandemic

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1.  Tinnitus & Hyperacusis are described in this webinar as:
  1. Human Sound Sensitivities of the brain.
  2. can be triggered by the stressors of the Covid pandemic
  3. is increased with stress and decreased with relaxation.
  4. All of the above
2.  An increase in a person’s stress during the Covid pandemic can cause an increase in:
  1. tinnitus bother
  2. hyperacusis bother
  3. health problems
  4. All of the above
3.  The Mindfulness Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction (MBTSR) and is an 8-week internet-based course that
  1. can be completed in one-week
  2. teaches mindfulness and meditation skills to be practiced during the pandemic and throughout a lifetime.
  3. is a 4-week course.
  4. “cures” tinnitus and hyperacusis.
4.  Chronic stress directly affects the brain by:
  1. increasing cortisol levels in the brain
  2. increasing feelings of depression & anxiety
  3. triggering the fight or flight response.
  4. All of the above
5.  A mindful approach to tinnitus/hyperacusis is compared to:
  1. tuning the orchestra of the mind
  2. over-eating
  3. working a full-time job
  4. All of the above
6.  A Mindfulness approach to tinnitus helps extinguish the automatic fear reaction and replaces it with:
  1. a letting go of attention and perception of tinnitus and hyperacusis.
  2. nervousness about other body sensations.
  3. other fears about loud sounds.
  4. worries about other medical issues.
7.  The top complaints of people with bothersome tinnitus are:
  1. low motivation; over-excitement; lack of feeling
  2. headaches; body aches; restless leg syndrome
  3. depression; anxiety; sleep difficulty, and difficulty concentrating
  4. poor speech; poor vision; asthma
8.  The assessments used in the study :
  1. Tinnitus Functional Index (TFI)
  2. Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)
  3. The TFI & PSS
  4. None of the Above
9.  Potential blocks to habituation include:
  1. Concerns regarding Covid
  2. Financial stress
  3. Emotional problems
  4. All of the Above
10.  Chronic Stress during the Covid pandemic can negatively affect:
  1. habituation
  2. tinnitus bother
  3. hyperacusis bother
  4. All of the above

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