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Podcast 16: Considering the Psychophysiological Elements of Tinnitus

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Christopher Spankovich, PhD, MPH
TOPIC: Dr. Christopher Spankovich discusses how tinnitus interventions should address both the psychological and physiological impact of tinnitus on patients. He explores how nutrition, emotional health, and physical health all play a role in mitigating the negative impact of tinnitus. He also discusses the importance of helping patients understand the power of sound to elicit positive or negative emotions, aside from the tinnitus sound, in ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Thu, 04 Feb 2021 23:45 UTC

Podcast 15: Exploring Noninvasive Neuromodulation for Tinnitus Relief

TOPIC: Hubert Lim is a leading researcher in the field of bimodal stimulation for tinnitus relief. He explains the theory behind neuromodulation and research that seems to indicate that it can provide effective relief from tinnitus distress. Lim discusses recent research with more than 300 participants who used a neuromodulation device developed by Neuromod Devices, Ltd., which is based in Ireland. Lim, who is the company’s chief scientific officer, noted that ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Mon, 14 Dec 2020 18:00 UTC

Podcast 14: Does Diet Play a Role in Tinnitus and Hearing Health?

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Christopher Spankovich, PhD, MPH
TOPIC: Dr. Christopher Spankovich discusses what research reveals about the role of nutrition on tinnitus and hearing health. As one of the few tinnitus researchers to investigate this critical topic, Spankovich is able to speak to the value of supplements versus certain types of diets, and what people can do today to better manage their tinnitus and overall hearing health. As a researcher and clinician, he also shares what he advises ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 20:45 UTC

Podcast 13: Understanding Preferences for Loud Music

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Elizabeth Beach, PhD TOPIC: Dr. Elizabeth Beach discusses large-scale research that reveals why clubs, bar, and music venues are playing music at higher volumes than what most people prefer. And while it might seem easy to raise awareness that results in quieter recreational music venues, Beach says it’s complicated, so safe listening initiatives require support at various levels to achieve change. As head of the Behavioral Sciences Department at the National Acoustics ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 17:27 UTC

Episode 12: Building Skills in Mindfulness to Manage Tinnitus

TOPIC: Jennifer Gans, PhD and licensed psychologist, launched the Mindfulness-Based Tinnitus Stress Reduction (MBTSR) program to teach mindfulness meditation skills to people bothered by chronic tinnitus. With practice, Gans contends that bothersome tinnitus can be addressed effectively, opening the door to a renewed sense of hope and empowerment. She also discusses research that explains how mindfulness meditation strengthens the brain’s ability to respond ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Fri, 31 May 2019 04:00 UTC

Episode 11: Habituation to Tinnitus Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

TOPIC: For more than 20 years, Dr. Bruce Hubbard has helped people improve their lives using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and relational therapy strategies. He explains how CBT, acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness are applied to treatment of tinnitus and what patients should expect. As someone with tinnitus, Dr. Hubbard offers a unique perspective on the challenges and process of habituation, as well as the importance of ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Wed, 15 May 2019 16:20 UTC

Podcast 10: Benefits and Pitfalls of an Online Support Community *

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS: Markku Vesala and Hazel Goedhart of TinnitusTalk TOPIC: Markku Vesala, founder of Tinnitus Talk, and Hazel Goedhart, content strategist, discuss how the online support forum began in 2011, its mission and goals, as well as their own journeys with tinnitus. Both note that internet forums pose a unique challenge in terms of questionable advice as well as causing some members to fixate on their tinnitus. Nonetheless, the online community can provide a sense of connection and ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:37 UTC

Episode 9: Implementing Successful Tinnitus Treatment

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Helen Pryce, MSc, PD (Health) In this podcast, Dr. Helen Pryce explains how healthcare providers can successfully implement shared decision-making with tinnitus patients through use of the Tinnitus Decision Aid, which was developed in the United Kingdom and presents evidence-based treatment choices. By empowering patients in conversations that weigh the pros and cons of each care option based on what’s most practical for the patient, Pryce believes patients are more likely ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:55 UTC

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Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 19:39 UTC

Episode 8, Part 2: Ototoxicity and Tinnitus

 Dr. DiSogra continues his conversation on the topic of ototoxicity and tinnitus, helping the listener to anticipate potential problems related to certain drugs and what should be done if a medication seems to have triggered or aggravated tinnitus. He highlights resources and steps people should know to better manage tinnitus and other health issues that require medication. For practitioners, he discusses what should be considered when evaluating a patient whose tinnitus might be the result of ototoxicity, ...

Source: American Tinnitus Association
Published: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 20:31 UTC