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  • 46 b/w illus. 2 tables
  • Page extent: 290 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.526 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 617.8
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RF293.8 .J37 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Tinnitus--Patients--Rehabilitation
    • Tinnitus--Treatment

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521592567 | ISBN-10: 0521592569)

Tinnitus and oversensitivity to sound are common and hitherto incurable, distressing conditions that affect a substantial number of the population. Pawel Jastreboff's discovery of the mechanisms by which tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance occur has led to a new and effective treatment called Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). Audiologists, ENT specialists, psychologists and counsellors around the world currently practise this technique, with very high success rates. TRT, the treatment developed by the authors from the model, has already proved to be the most effective and most widely practised worldwide. This book presents a definitive description and justification for the Jastreboff neurophysiological model of tinnitus, outlining the essentials of TRT, reviewing the research literature justifying their claims, and providing an expert critique of other therapeutic practices.

• Written by the deviser (Jastreboff) and clinical implementer (Hazell) of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy • Margin comments and glossary make for easy navigation and understanding • A definitive, dual author, treatment approach


1. Introduction; 2. The neurophysiological model of tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance; 3. Tinnitus retraining therapy - a clinical implementation of the model; 4. Evaluation of the treatment outcome and the results; 5. Prevention; 6. Critical overview of the selected tinnitus treatments; 7. General conclusions and future directions; Appendix; Index.


Review of the hardback: 'This book provides a comprehensive guide to Tinnitus retraining therapy … Not only does this book give a very detailed description of this type of therapy, it links the theory to clinical practice and offers practical advice for implementation … a text that is both rigorous and practical … Very readable Good value for money.' British Society of Audiology News

Review of the hardback: 'One of the nice things about being asked to review a book is that you get to keep a copy if it - and this is certainly a book well worth keeping. This is a thought-provoking and stimulating book for dipping into, for referring to, for speed-reading and for reading thoroughly from cover to cover. It will be a useful addition to the shelves of professionals who work with people with tinnitus.' Tinnitus Focus

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