Counseling the Tinnitus Patient:
Often It’s What We Say That Counts…
Remember the day your child first said the most important word in the world to you? “Mommy (or Daddy).” You rejoiced because it was music to your ears.
Can You Feel What I Hear? An Audiological Perspective:
The following scenario is one that you may have experienced. A patient walks into your office and reports “ringing” in her ears. You gather information by taking a thorough history followed by an otoscopic evaluation and comprehensive audiological evaluation, including an audiogram, typmanometry, and tinnitus matching. If no tolerance problems exist you consider acoustic reflex threshold testing, acoustic reflex decay testing, and ABR (auditory brainstem response) testing.