Preliminary results of an Enriched Acoustic Environment as personalised sound therapy for tinnitus

EAE as sound therapy of tinnitus

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https://doi.org/10.51445/sja.auditio.vol5.2021.0073

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Tinnitus, nriched Acoustic Environment, sound therapy

Abstract

The aim of this article is to describe the fundamentals of a sound therapy, named Enriched Acoustic Environment, for the selective stimulation of tinnitus patients. The sound stimulus consists of three types of tones (pip, burst, and gamma) of random frequency, within the audible frequency band, each one with amplitude proportional to the hearing loss value at that frequency. The tone pip and tone burst already demonstrated their efficacy in the restoration of the cortical tonotopic map of cats previously exposed to a traumatizing noise, and the restoration of the hypersensibility of a human group of hyperacusis patients, respectively. The gamma tones sequence, which acoustical fundamentals are described in the article, are an original proposal. The resulting tone sequence stimulates selectively the auditory system of the subject by compensating its hearing loss, which is a possible trigger of tinnitus.

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2021-10-13

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Cobo, P. (2021). Preliminary results of an Enriched Acoustic Environment as personalised sound therapy for tinnitus: EAE as sound therapy of tinnitus. Auditio, 5(3), e73. https://doi.org/10.51445/sja.auditio.vol5.2021.0073

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