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Progressive Tinnitus Management: Clinical Handbook for Audiologists

James A. Henry, Tara L. Zaugg, Paula J. Myers, Caroline J. Kendall
170 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Softcover, 8.5 x 11"
Included Media:
CD and DVD
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This book describes progressive tinnitus management (PTM) in detail. Minimal background information is provided with the focus on describing the clinical procedures for conducting PTM. The handbook includes 25 separate appendices to facilitate the clinical implementation of PTM with the appropriate flowcharts, procedural guides, questionnaires, patient handouts, and forms.

A DVD and CD are included with the handbook. 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. These videos are designed for group viewing by patients in the clinical environment. 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 CD contains PowerPoint files that should be used for the Level 3 Group Education sessions when conducting live presentations.


  • Ryan McCreery, MS (Boys Town National Research Hospital), Doody's Review Service (2010):
    "The clinical forms, questionnaires, and resources in the appendixes make this program easy to implement for busy clinicians who do not wish to develop their own tools. The DVD and CD include video and presentations that can be used directly with tinnitus patients."

Ch. 1. Definitions and Background
Ch. 3. Research Leading to PTM
Ch. 2. PTM Overview
Ch. 4. Level 1 Triage
Ch. 5. Level 2 Audiologic Evaluation
Ch. 6. Sound Tolerance Evaluation & Management (STEM)
Ch. 7. Level 3 Group Education
Ch. 8. Level 4 Interdisciplinary Evaluation
Ch. 9. Level 5 Individualized Support

DVD contents:

  • Session 1
    • Part 1: Review the Tinnitus and Hearing Survey
    • Part 2: Learning 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 Exercises
  • Deep Breathing Exercises
  • 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.