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The Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus

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The Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus is one of a small number of books published by the niche publisher, Auricle Ink. This publishing house was formed by Richard Carmen, an American Audiologist with the aim of producing books about audiological topics for patients who want a more detailed explanation of their condition and its management. To date, books on several aspects of hearing loss and dizziness have been produced. Dr Richard Tyler has added to this series by editing this treatise on tinnitus. He has invited an international panel of authors, who truly represent state of the art in the management of tinnitus, to supply chapters covering basic auditory science, the impact of tinnitus and treatment strategies. There is also a welcome chapter on the often overlooked topic of hyperacusis. The authors are a blend of audiologists, otologists, psychologists and scientists. Although no single treatment modality is recommended above others, the book has a fairly marked emphasis on psychological management.
As with most multi-author books there is an eclectic mixture of writing styles and inevitably there are areas where authors have overlapped content. There are a few areas where the authors contradict each other: for example there is conflicting information about the role of caffeine in several chapters. Of course, such inconsistencies simply reflect some of the uncertainties that we professionals have regarding tinnitus and demonstrate gaps in our evidence base. However, as the main target audience is patients with tinnitus perhaps these points of contention should have either been removed or highlighted as grey areas. There are also one or two slightly puzzling omissions. For example there is no mention of tinnitus in childhood.
I do not think that this is a book that every patient with tinnitus should read but it certainly merits a place on the bookshelves of those who are more inquisitive about their condition. The book undoubtedly delivers its aim of supplying detailed information about tinnitus and very successfully bridges the gap between medical textbooks and more conventional patient orientated publications. Although there is advice regarding measures to improve the condition this is a resource book rather than a conventional self help book. As such I would thoroughly recommend it as a worthwhile purchase for any of the patient self help and support groups.
The Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus is also a book that interested professionals could usefully read: although the book is written in language that a lay person can understand the breadth and depth of coverage makes it appropriate not only for those in primary care but also for otologists and audiologists.

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Author(s):
Tyler, Richard S.
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Hardback
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The Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus is one of a small number of books published by the niche publisher, Auricle Ink. This publishing house was formed by Richard Carmen, an American Audiologist with the aim of producing books about audiological topics for patients who want a more detailed explanation of their condition and its management. To date, books on several aspects of hearing loss and dizziness have been produced. Dr Richard Tyler has added to this series by editing this treatise on tinnitus. He has invited an international panel of authors, who truly represent state of the art in the management of tinnitus, to supply chapters covering basic auditory science, the impact of tinnitus and treatment strategies. There is also a welcome chapter on the often overlooked topic of hyperacusis. The authors are a blend of audiologists, otologists, psychologists and scientists. Although no single treatment modality is recommended above others, the book has a fairly marked emphasis on psychological management.
As with most multi-author books there is an eclectic mixture of writing styles and inevitably there are areas where authors have overlapped content. There are a few areas where the authors contradict each other: for example there is conflicting information about the role of caffeine in several chapters. Of course, such inconsistencies simply reflect some of the uncertainties that we professionals have regarding tinnitus and demonstrate gaps in our evidence base. However, as the main target audience is patients with tinnitus perhaps these points of contention should have either been removed or highlighted as grey areas. There are also one or two slightly puzzling omissions. For example there is no mention of tinnitus in childhood.
I do not think that this is a book that every patient with tinnitus should read but it certainly merits a place on the bookshelves of those who are more inquisitive about their condition. The book undoubtedly delivers its aim of supplying detailed information about tinnitus and very successfully bridges the gap between medical textbooks and more conventional patient orientated publications. Although there is advice regarding measures to improve the condition this is a resource book rather than a conventional self help book. As such I would thoroughly recommend it as a worthwhile purchase for any of the patient self help and support groups.
The Consumer Handbook on Tinnitus is also a book that interested professionals could usefully read: although the book is written in language that a lay person can understand the breadth and depth of coverage makes it appropriate not only for those in primary care but also for otologists and audiologists.

Author(s):
Tyler, Richard S.
Condition:
Fine
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0

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