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The Use of Hearing Aids in Managing Chronic Bothersome Subjective Tinnitus

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1.  Which of the following is true of chronic bothersome subjective tinnitus?
  1. It is strongly associated with presence of hearing loss.
  2. It is strongly associated with sound sensitivity.
  3. It is often deemed more bothersome than hearing loss.
  4. All of the above
2.  A tinnitus masking sound is most effective if:
  1. It is vaguely pleasant, but easy to ignore.
  2. It is the loudest sound a person can hear.
  3. It is matched perfectly to the pitch of the tinnitus.
  4. It is delivered via loudspeaker.
3.  What feature in hearing aid programming is better turned OFF when fitting a patient for tinnitus symptom management?
  1. Acoustic feedback cancelation
  2. Datalogging
  3. Earmold vent corrections
  4. Noise reduction
4.  What is the significance of the role of the thalamus in patients with chronic bothersome subjective tinnitus?
  1. The thalamus is responsible for the fight-or-flight reaction.
  2. The thalamus is the part of the brain responsible for focusing attention.
  3. The thalamus is responsible for suppression of negative repetitive thoughts.
  4. The thalamus generates Wave V in the auditory brainstem response.
5.  Tinnitus retraining therapy suggests a “mixing point” with masking noise and tinnitus in order to achieve which of the following?
  1. Facilitate habituation of reaction to the tinnitus.
  2. Demystify the source of the tinnitus.
  3. Phase cancel the tinnitus.
  4. Meet NAL-NL2 targets.

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