A New article by Dr. Hashir Aazh in collaboration with researchers in University of Cambridge (UK) and University of Melbourne (Australia) on CBT for tinnitus and hyperacusis.
American Journal of Audiology, December 2019
The aim of this study was to evaluate the views of patients who completed audiologist-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) about (a) the effectiveness of the treatment, (b) the acceptability of receiving CBT from audiologists, and (c) the most effective treatment components. The majority of patients reported that it was very acceptable to them to receive CBT focused on tinnitus and hyperacusis from a specialist audiologist; the median response was 10/10. The majority of patients felt that the CBT was very effective (median response 8/10) and that they were able to manage their tinnitus and/or hyperacusis well (median response 9/10). The effect sizes of treatment based on pre- and post-intervention comparison of scores were large.