…University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Hence, OAE recording techniques can be used for assessment of noise damage, as the most extensive noise-induced changes occur in the cochlea, involving the OHCs, which seem to be particularly vulnerable to noise. Tinnitus is a much misunderstood phenomenon for many people. Researcher Rilana Cima of Maastricht University in the Netherlands and colleagues used parts of sound-based retraining therapy … but with little evidence of effectiveness. It begins by presenting a clear explanation of tinnitus to educate the reader which often eases their mind about their symptoms. Jonathan Hobson, lead author of the new Cochrane review, said that sound therapy relies on distraction, with an additional noise — often called white noise — reducing the contrast between the patient’s tinnitus signal and the background noise. The variety of testimonials presented is very informative and provides support in the reader?s understanding of how Sound Therapy can be used to assist tinnitus suffers.
Mechanisms, Management and Evidence. People receive sound therapy in several ways: by devices worn in or on the ear, by headphones connected to an MP3-like device or with an under-the-pillow speaker for night use. I particularly enjoyed the chapter on nutrition and wholistic therapies.?