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The objective of tinnitus management is to change tinnitus from being a problem to being something you hardly notice and doesn't bother you
The changes that people experience through working with me meet that objective. I measure change by using the THI (Tinnitus Handicap Inventory) and since mid 2012, the new Tinnitus Functional Index. Additionally, I use measures (Beck Inventories) for anxiety and low mood / depression

Here are some typical THI Outcomes for patients who have completed a course of Tinnitus Management with me during the last few months:

Patient

Initial THI Score

Final THI Score

Difference/Outcome

A

74

34

-40

B

40

14

-26

C

52

14

-38

D

64

2

-62

E

64

24

-40

F

60

4

-56

G

58

18

-40

H

78

10

-68

I

92

12

-80

All of these patients had normal hearing levels and attended between 6 - 12 sessions. They are typical of changes achieved by all patients who complete a course of Tinnitus Management with me

Using the THI score categories below, of the 9 examples, we can see how many categories these patients have improved by:


H & I (2) : "catastrophic" > "no distress" (max. possible 4 categories)
A (1) : "catastrophic" > "mild distress" category (3 categories)
D & F (2) : "severe" > "no distress" category (3 categories)
E & G (2) : "severe" > "mild distress" category (2 categories)
B & C (2) : "moderate" > "no distress" category (2 categories)

Effective Tinnitus Management aims to reduce tinnitus distress by 2 THI categories or more. Where an intial score is 18 - 36 / mild tinnitus distress, it is only possible to reduce by one category

THI scores:
0 - 16 = no tinnitus distress
18 - 36 = mild tinnitus distress
38 - 56 = moderate
58 - 76 = severe
78 - 100 = catastrophic

Assessment, tinnitus management and end-assessment is available throughout the UK and worldwide via Skype video-conferencing

Where a patient has tinnitus and an aidable hearing loss, a hearing aid is most often the first recommended part of treatment (NHS Audiology Department, or privately with Kate Townsend Poole, Audiologist & Independent Hearing Aid Dispenser)


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