Tinnitus: Clinical and Research Perspectives

Co-Editors: David M. Baguley, Marc Fagelson
SKU: P577
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Details: 364 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 7 x 10" 1 lbs

ISBN13: 978-1-59756-721-3
Release Date: 20/11/2015



Tinnitus: Clinical and Research Perspectives summarizes contemporary findings from basic and clinical research regarding tinnitus mechanisms, effects, and interventions. The book's coverage of emerging practice considerations, such as the success of cognitive behavioral therapy, neuromodulation, and hearing aid use will be of particular interest to clinicians and students. These and other topics, such as the effects on tinnitus of noise and drugs are reported in a way that enhances clinicians' ability to weave such strategies into their own work. Patients and students of audiology will benefit from this expansive and unusual collection of topics designed to enhance the readers' understanding of tinnitus mechanisms and expectations for outcomes. The influence of tinnitus on all aspects of life is explored, from art to medicine, from communication to isolation, thereby providing clinicians and their patients a deeper understanding of, and greater facility managing a tinnitus experience.

Chapters such as "Tinnitus in Literature, Film, and Music" make clear the ubiquity of the tinnitus experience and reinforce for patients that while tinnitus may be isolating, it is a shared experience. Other chapters, such as "Musical Hallucination," and "Acoustic Shock," address problems experienced by patients who experience not only tinnitus, but unusual auditory system behaviors that may be confused with tinnitus, or that can exacerbate a patient's emotional response to tinnitus. Chapters covering conditions that complicate tinnitus management provide clinical findings that support intervention strategies. Subtypes of tinnitus that require medical attention are reviewed in order to clarify sources of the sounds, as well as the appropriate referrals that should follow the identification of such sensations.

The text features a collection of international authors who are active researchers and clinicians. It provides an expansive scope of material that ensures relevance for patients and professionals, and the reporting of contemporary research findings supports the text's value for classroom use in audiology and otolaryngology programs. Finally, this text includes case studies which provide a practical view of tinnitus effects and management approaches. With its consideration of mechanisms, interventions, and outcomes, this book will resonate with patients, clinicians, and students of audiology.


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