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Richard Tyler at the University of Iowa has developed some excellent teaching materials which are useful for psychologists working with tinnitus. (Edit: The originals seem to have been taken down. Versions still available from the Internet Archive)

  1. Introduction
  2. Thoughts and emotions
  3. Thoughts and emotions review
  4. Hearing and communication
  5. Review of hearing and communication
  6. Sleep
  7. Review of sleep
  8. Concentration
  9. Review of concentration
  10. Summary
  • Tinnitus retraining therapy based on the Jastreboff Model (Jonathan Hazell)
  • Illustrations used in Tinnitus Retraining counselling
  • ‘Things that go bump in the night’ – description of how contraction of the tensor tympani muscle can produce unusual/uncomfortable sensations in the ear

Balance disorders


  • Andersson, G. (2002). Psychological aspects of tinnitus and the application of cognitive-behavioural therapy. Clinical Psychology Review, 22(7), 977-990.
  • McKenna, L., Handscomb, L., Hoare, D. J., & Hall, D. A. (2014). A scientific cognitive-behavioral model of tinnitus: novel conceptualizations of tinnitus distress. Frontiers in neurology, 5
  • McKenna, L,. Baguley, D., McFerran, D. J. (2010). Living with tinnitus and hyperacusis. London: Sheldon

Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness

  • Whalley, M. G., & Cane, D. A. (2016). A Cognitive-Behavioral Model of Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice


  • Edelstein, M., Brang, D., Rouw, R., & Ramachandran, V. S. (2013). Misophonia: physiological investigations and case descriptions. Childhood3, 27
  • Schröder, A., Vulink, N., & Denys, D. (2013). Misophonia: diagnostic criteria for a new psychiatric disorder. PLoS One8(1), e54706

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