The Effectiveness of the Progression of Widex Zen Tinnitus Therapy: A Pilot Study Purpose The aim of this study was to measure the progression of benefits to individuals with tinnitus from providing informational counseling, hearing aids, a brief tinnitus activities treatment and Zen therapy. Method Several magnitude estimation scales and tinnitus handicap scales were administered for the duration of the study ... Research Article
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Research Article  |   June 15, 2017
The Effectiveness of the Progression of Widex Zen Tinnitus Therapy: A Pilot Study
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Richard S. Tyler
    Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Aniruddha K. Deshpande
    Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
  • Chi C. Lau
    Widex ORCA-USA, Lisle, IL
  • Francis Kuk
    Widex ORCA-USA, Lisle, IL
  • Disclosure: This study was partially funded by Widex. The authors report no other conflicts of interest.
    Disclosure: This study was partially funded by Widex. The authors report no other conflicts of interest. ×
  • Correspondence to Aniruddha Deshpande: aniruddha.deshpande@hofstra.edu
  • Editor: Sumitrajit Dhar
    Editor: Sumitrajit Dhar×
  • Associate Editor: Owen Murnane
    Associate Editor: Owen Murnane×
Article Information
Hearing Disorders / Newly Published / Research Article
Research Article   |   June 15, 2017
The Effectiveness of the Progression of Widex Zen Tinnitus Therapy: A Pilot Study
American Journal of Audiology, Newly Published. doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-16-0009
History: Received February 6, 2016 , Revised August 31, 2016 , Accepted February 20, 2017
 
American Journal of Audiology, Newly Published. doi:10.1044/2017_AJA-16-0009
History: Received February 6, 2016; Revised August 31, 2016; Accepted February 20, 2017

Purpose The aim of this study was to measure the progression of benefits to individuals with tinnitus from providing informational counseling, hearing aids, a brief tinnitus activities treatment and Zen therapy.

Method Several magnitude estimation scales and tinnitus handicap scales were administered for the duration of the study to 20 participants.

Results Results indicated that all participants benefited from this sequential approach of providing different components of this tinnitus treatment. Large benefits were observed following the tinnitus activities treatment and the Zen treatments.

Conclusion We conclude that the progressive approach of treatment demonstrated here should be of benefit to most individuals with tinnitus and that the Widex Zen sound therapy is a worthwhile treatment for many tinnitus sufferers.

Acknowledgments
This study was partially funded by Widex.
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