Tinnitus retraining therapy for patients with tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2003 Apr;36(2):321-36. doi: 10.1016/s0030-6665(02)00172-x.


Our experience has revealed the following: (1) TRT is applicable for all types of tinnitus, as well as for decreased sound tolerance, with significant improvement of tinnitus occurring in over 80% of the cases, and at least equal success rate for decreased sound tolerance. (2) TRT can provide cure for decreased sound tolerance. (3) TRT does not require frequent clinic visits and has no side effects; however, (4) Special training of health providers involved in this treatment is required for this treatment to be effective.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation
  • Auditory Pathways / physiopathology
  • Habituation, Psychophysiologic
  • Humans
  • Hyperacusis / complications
  • Hyperacusis / therapy*
  • Tinnitus / complications
  • Tinnitus / physiopathology
  • Tinnitus / therapy*