The International Tinnitus Journal

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The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448


The Evolution Of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy As An Approach To Tinnitus Patient Management

Author(s): Robert W. Sweetow,

Many forms of tinnitus management exist, some directed toward causative factors, others toward symptom relief. In this paper, I describe the evolution of a University-hospitalbased multidisciplinary team approach that focuses on the affective component of tinnitus in addition to the sensory component. Cognitive- behavioral therapy is the primary intervention method used in conjunction with other management procedures. The rationale and principles underlying this management technique are described.