Our goal is to provide research & clinically proven information content that will help clinicians & physicians assess and support people with tinnitus. For some Physicians & GPs this may be primarily around the initial consultation, then being able to point patients in the right direction in terms of accessing quality information and treatment from specialists.
For Clinicians including ENT specialists, Audiologists, Counsellors, Physiotherapists etc. you will be able to use as little, or as much of the content to complement and support your own treatment approaches. Some of the content is free to access, but to benefit from having access to all the content we recommend you join as a member. This will also give you the ability to contribute and share material within the international community of clinical members.
When you join as a full individual member just add the name of your clinic and we will provide you with the following benefits:
For our Audiologists, Physicians, GPs and other Clinicians we have been fortunate to reach agreement with Robert M DiSogra, AU.D that we can provide you with his comprehensive guide to Over-The-Counter Tinnitus Relief Products using this link)
Researchers and clinicians from the University of Auckland have recently completed a review of the research literature available that describes the different approaches taken to personalization of sound therapy. A link to the research results is given on this page.
Under the Helping Your Tinnitus tab which is primarily designed for people with tinnitus we have provided a 5 step approach to taking control of tinnitus. For Clinicians we will provide a parallel 5 step structure so if you wish you can work alongside your patients when they are using the tinnitus tunes website as members.
|Step Description||Key content & recommended use|
|1. Education & Keeping informed||
Tinnitus fact sheets (Patient & Clinician Versions) + Clinical guidelines
|2. Tinnitus assessment & communication with patients||It is important patients are able to rule out any underlying medical condition that could be causing their tinnitus. Assessment guidelines & communication tips - quick link to Step 2 - Assessment|
|3. Helping patients take control of their tinnitus||We recommend patients begin with using the Masking & Relaxation Sound Therapy. This link provides Step 3 resources.|
|4. Helping patients create a new future||Patients should use the Brain Training to "rewire" their brain to switch attention away from their tinnitus. This link shows how you can help|
|5. Providing long term protection & care||Material from multiple universities around the world. Quick link to Step 5 - Use of counselling material|
Your patient(s) may have already down loaded the Tinnitus free guide from our website, if not you are free to download and print a copy for them using this link.
If you prefer you can simply direct them to the www.tinnitustunes.com website.
To support your own knowledge development and assist with communicating with your patients, we also recommend you have a look at the Clinician's Tinnitus Fact Sheet
Some clinicians will be keen to keep up with the latest guidelines published by one, or more of the professional bodies. The American Academy of Otolaryngology publish a detailed 40 page guidelines document around the assessment & treatment of tinnitus. Here is a link to the clinical guidelines
We regularly update the Tinnitus Tunes website with new content including contributions from other clinicians. If you would like to provide material to be published on our website please use the Contact Us form and we will get back in touch.