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Audiology And Balance

Patients who present with audiological problems frequently experience a psychological component that acts to exacerbate or maintain their condition. Specific cognitive behavioral models exist which help clinicians to understand both tinnitus and hyperacusis, and for balance disorders such as persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD). As with other physical health conditions approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness have also been demonstrated to be effective (McKenna, Marks, & Vogt, 2018; Weise, Kleinstäuber, & Andersson, 2016; Westin et al., 2011). Read more
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Balance

Our sense of balance is the result of a complex system which receives visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive inputs. This Balance client information h ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/balance/

Information Handout

Behavioral Experiment

Behavioral experiments allow individuals to test the validity of their beliefs and assumptions. They are a core experiential technique for therapeutic ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/behavioral-experiment/

Worksheet

CBT Thought Record

The CBT Thought Record is an essential tool in cognitive behavioral therapy. Thought challenging records help people to evaluate their negative automa ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/cbt-thought-record/

Worksheet

Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD) (2017)

Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) is a form of dizziness which is thought to be maintained by psychological factors. ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/cognitive-behavioral-model-of-persistent-postural-perceptual-dizziness-pppd-2017/

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Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Tinnitus (2014)

The Cognitive Behavioral Model Of Tinnitus identifies cognitive, behavioral, and perceptual changes which operate to maintain tinnitus perception and ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/cognitive-behavioral-model-of-tinnitus-2014/

Information Handout

Developing Psychological Flexibility

Developing Psychological Flexibility is a client information handout which can be used to familiarize clients with the ACT model. ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/developing-psychological-flexibility/

Information Handout

Health Anxiety Thought Monitoring Record

Individuals with health anxiety experience clinically significant distress associated with health concerns. This thought-monitoring record enables cli ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/health-anxiety-thought-monitoring-record/

Worksheet

Health Anxiety Thought Record

Individuals with health anxiety experience clinically significant distress associated with health concerns. This thought-challenging record enables cl ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/health-anxiety-thought-record/

Worksheet

How We Hear Sounds

Clients with tinnitus often have a very medicalized understanding of their condition. Understanding the processing steps involved in normal hearing ca ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/how-we-hear-sounds/

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Identifying The Meaning Of Body Sensations

Some anxiety disorders (including panic and health anxiety), are concerned with body sensations and symptoms. The Identifying The Meaning Of Body Sens ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/identifying-the-meaning-of-body-sensations/

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Meaning In Tinnitus

The psychological approach to tinnitus proposes that it is the meaning attached to perceptions which gives rise to distress – this is similar to ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/meaning-in-tinnitus/

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Therapy Blueprint

The Therapy Blueprint is an end of therapy relapse-prevention worksheet. It is useful as a prompt for reflection upon therapeutic work. It can help to ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/therapy-blueprint/

Exercise

Thought Challenging Record 7 Column

The thought record is an essential tool in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Thought challenging records help people to evaluate their negative auto ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/thought-challenging-record-7-column/

Worksheet

Unhelpful Thinking Styles

Human thinking is subject to a number of characteristic biases. Cognitive restructuring is the process of helping individuals to overcome their biases ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/unhelpful-thinking-styles/

Information Handout

What Causes Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is thought to be maintained by changes in perception, cognition, and behavior. This information handout is a simple introduction to the psych ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/what-causes-tinnitus/

Information Handout

What Keeps Tinnitus Going

What Keeps Tinnitus Going is a tinnitus formulation diagram which combines information about neurological-level change (the brain’s ‘filter’) an ... https://www.psychologytools.com/resource/what-keeps-tinnitus-going/

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Tinnitus

Richard Tyler at the University of Iowa has developed some excellent teaching materials which are useful for psychologists working with tinnitus.

  1. Introduction archived copy
  2. Thoughts and emotions archived copy
  3. Thoughts and emotions review archived copy
  4. Hearing and communication archived copy
  5. Review of hearing and communication archived copy
  6. Sleep archived copy
  7. Review of sleep archived copy
  8. Concentration archived copy
  9. Review of concentration archived copy
  10. Summary archived copy

Balance disorders

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Tinnitus

Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness

Misophonia