A State-of-the-Art Review: Personalization of Tinnitus Sound Therapy.

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dc.contributor.author Searchfield, Grant en
dc.contributor.author Durai, Mithila en
dc.contributor.author Linford, Tania en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-09T03:28:22Z en
dc.date.issued 2017-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Frontiers in Psychology 8(SEP):11 pages 20 Sep 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 1664-1078 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/39829 en
dc.description.abstract Background: There are several established, and an increasing number of putative, therapies using sound to treat tinnitus. There appear to be few guidelines for sound therapy selection and application. Aim: To review current approaches to personalizing sound therapy for tinnitus. Methods: A "state-of-the-art" review (Grant and Booth, 2009) was undertaken to answer the question: how do current sound-based therapies for tinnitus adjust for tinnitus heterogeneity? Scopus, Google Scholar, Embase and PubMed were searched for the 10-year period 2006-2016. The search strategy used the following key words: "tinnitus" AND "sound" AND "therapy" AND "guidelines" OR "personalized" OR "customized" OR "individual" OR "questionnaire" OR "selection." The results of the review were cataloged and organized into themes. Results: In total 165 articles were reviewed in full, 83 contained sufficient details to contribute to answering the study question. The key themes identified were hearing compensation, pitched-match therapy, maskability, reaction to sound and psychosocial factors. Although many therapies mentioned customization, few could be classified as being personalized. Several psychoacoustic and questionnaire-based methods for assisting treatment selection were identified. Conclusions: Assessment methods are available to assist clinicians to personalize sound-therapy and empower patients to be active in therapy decision-making. Most current therapies are modified using only one characteristic of the individual and/or their tinnitus. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Frontiers in psychology en
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dc.title A State-of-the-Art Review: Personalization of Tinnitus Sound Therapy. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01599 en
pubs.begin-page 1599 en
pubs.volume 8 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype review-article en
pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 681299 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Audiology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1664-1078 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-10-03 en
pubs.dimensions-id 28970812 en


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