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How to Manage Your Tinnitus
A Step-by-Step Workbook

James A. Henry, Tara L. Zaugg, Paula J. Myers, Caroline J. Kendall
130 pages, Color Illustrations (4 Color), Spiral Bound, 8.5 x 11"
Included Media:
CD and DVD
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This is a self-help workbook that is intended for use by patients or by anyone who is bothered by tinnitus. It accompanies the two Progressive Tinnitus Management books -- the Counseling Guide and Clinical Handbook for Audiologists. This third edition of the workbook has been extensively revised and expanded to include new sections describing key components of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

A DVD and CD are included with the workbook. The DVD contains four interactive videos, all of which are captioned. The first two videos show the education that is provided to patients during the first and second sessions of PTM Level 3 Group Education (this video is different from the one for the PTM clinical handbook—the workbook version is designed for individual viewing at home while the handbook version is designed for group viewing in the clinical setting). The third and fourth videos on the DVD provide demonstrations of two relaxation techniques—deep breathing and imagery. These relaxation videos can be used to supplement the Level 3 Group Education. The 76-minute audio CD contains a tutorial of how sound can be used to manage tinnitus, followed by samples of different sounds. Clinicians can use the CD to supplement the PTM counseling.

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2. Step-by-Step Guide: Using Sound to Manage Tinnitus
    Tinnitus and Hearing Survey
    Using Sound to Manage Reactions to Tinnitus
    Develop a Personal “Sound Plan”
  • Part 3. Step-by-Step Guide: Changing Thoughts and Feelings to Manage Reactions to Tinnitus
    Relaxation Exercises
    Pleasant Activity Scheduling
    Changing Thoughts
    Changing Thoughts and Feelings Worksheet
  • Part 4. Protect Your Ears!
    Standard Earplugs
    Custom Earplugs
    Hi-fi Earplugs
    Electronic Earplugs
  • Appendix A: Description of Tinnitus
  • Appendix B: What Causes Tinnitus?
  • Appendix C: Methods of Tinnitus Management
  • Appendix D: What To Do When Everyday Sounds Are Too Loud
  • Appendix E: Effects of Tinnitus
  • Appendix F: Effects of Hearing Loss
  • Appendix G: Examples of How People Use Sound to Manage Reactions to Tinnitus
  • Appendix H: How to Choose Devices
  • Appendix I: Tips for Getting Better Sleep
  • Appendix J: Resources
  • References
  • Copies of Sound Plan Worksheet
  • Copies of Changing Thoughts Worksheet
  • Managing Your Tinnitus DVD
  • Managing Your Tinnitus, Sound Demonstration CD

DVD Contents:

  • Session 1
    • Part 1: Review the Tinnitus and Hearing Surgey
    • Part 2: Learing How to Make a "Sound Plan" to Manage Tinnitus
    • Part 3: Completing a Personal "Sound Plan"
  • Session 2
    • Part 1: REview
    • Part 2: Ideas for Choosing Devices
    • Part 3: Update your "Sound Plan"
    • Part 4: How does PTM compare to other methods of sound-based tinnitus management?
    • Part 5: Other things you can do
  • Imagery Exercise
  • Deep Breathing Exercise
  • Credits

About The Authors

James A. Henry

James Henry, PhD, is a certified audiologist with a doctorate in Behavioral Neuroscience. He works as a VA Research Career Scientist at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) located at the Portland, Oregon VA Medical Center, and is a Research Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology, Oregon Health & Science University. He has been at the VA for 23 years, and has conducted tinnitus research for 17 years. His research focuses on the development of standardized protocols for clinical assessment and management of tinnitus, and conducting randomized clinical trials to assess outcomes of different methods of tinnitus intervention.

Tara L. Zaugg

Tara Zaugg, AuD, is a licensed, certified, and clinically-privileged research audiologist employed at the NCRAR. Through her involvement in tinnitus clinical trials over the last 10 years at the NCRAR, she has developed considerable expertise in tinnitus assessment and management, and in the training of audiologists to perform tinnitus management.

Paula J. Myers

Paula Myers, PhD, is an audiologist and former teacher of the Deaf and Deaf-Blind. She works as Chief of the Audiology Section and Cochlear Implant Coordinator at the James A. Haley VA Hospital.

Caroline J. Kendall

Caroline J. Kendall, PhD, is a Research Psychologist and Career Development Award recipient at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, Connecticut and Associate Research Scientist at Yale University. She earned her doctorate at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. in 2004 and has worked at the VA since 2005. Dr. Kendall is interested in psychological interventions for tinnitus and the comorbidities of mental health disorders with tinnitus.